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I have been taking Ativan 1mg 3 times daily And cymbalta 40

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Hi. My name is***** have been taking Ativan 1mg 3 times daily And cymbalta 40 mg once daily. After reading that cymbalta can amp up your anxiety, which seems to be my case could Prozac be a better choice. If so what would be the transition time. Oh forgot, have been on both meds for 10 weeks
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. David replied 12 months ago.

This is Dr. David

the chances of cymbalta increasing your anxiety symptoms is small.

prozac like the other SSRI drugs can also have a small chance to increase anxiety symptoms as well in some patients.

you are also not at the max dose of cymbalta which is 60mg a day. you may need that dose to help lower your anxiety symptoms if you still have anxiety after 10 weeks of cymbalta use

when can you go back to see your doctor about your cymbalta dose?

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