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Unread 03-20-2017, 01:04 PM   #1
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Question What is well/recovered?

I don't know how to define those. I've never really been there. The Cymbalta has improved some things. I do notice I cope with stuff a little better than before, but I still feel blah and have no energy. I still don't enjoy stuff that I usually like (although that's gotten slightly better). I still have to kick myself in the arse to do things.

My husband notices positive changes. I guess sometimes the patient is the last to notice anything.

I am in that kind of numb/don't know how to feel about stuff mode.

Oh, and my therapist retired so now I have to find a new one! Blah.
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Hello TaubTaube: I was on Cymbalta (& later on its generic equivalent) for over a year. I don't recall how long exactly.) Actually it was the best antidepressant, for me, I ever tried. I was on the maximum recommended dosage.

What I found while I was on Cymbalta was that it didn't really alleviate my depression altogether. But it sort-of, as I like to say, kept a "floor" under me. So anytime I would begin to sink so low that I was beginning to have difficulty, it would seem to kick my sorry behind back up to a more manageable level. However I still had to work at keeping myself going on a day-to-day basis. But it was definitely helpful. Good luck finding your new therapist!
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