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Can cymbalta get me out of a depressive episode

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Can cymbalta get me out of a depressive episode
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Camille-Mod replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes, it can. It works well for depression
Is this is the only question you have about this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How long does it take to life mood and interest in activities
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
4-6 weeks
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do they really help with chemical imbalance
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
yes, they do. cymbalta in particular increases norepinephrine and dopamine levels in the brain
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How long do u recommend to take it so it works effectively and I don't relapse
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
6 months
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So best to take for 6 months then you can slowly tamper. Will that give u enough chemicals is that why 6 mths is recommended
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
that is exactly correct on both points
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm having trouble with motivation & lack of interest I feel sleep thoughts energy appetite improved a bit it's been 3 weeks.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Concentration and decision making
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
I think the cymbalta will help. It is a good drug
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Cool so will it help improve those other symptoms mentioned above though. And is 60mg okay
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
yes, that is correct