Thanks for the question.
I am a double board certified US doctor and will help you with this.
It is quite true that there can be an adjustment period up to 4 to 6 weeks with medications such as cymbalta.
However, there are many medication choices, and I don't have my patients walking around like a zombie after 2 weeks of putting up with that. I change the medication.
So, you are correct essentially.
There are other issues.
These meds do not treat PTSD.
They treat anxiety and depression.
PTSD therapy is required, usually from a Phd clinical psychologist who knows what they are doing.
Meds only is not addressing the fundamental problem.
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