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cymbalta-2As a follow-up to my last post re: brain chemicals. I’m switching from Celexa, which I’ve been on for many years now to Cymbalta. I’ve been feeling a general decline in energy and optimism for a while and Ian’s post a few weeks ago really made me think about it and decide to make a change. My reaction to simple life challenges should not be to say “fuck you” and give up.

So we’ll see – this weekend I’m winding down my Celexa and will be kicking off next week with the Cymbalta. Here’s hoping I get to avoid finding out what brain zaps feel like. Brains are lame.

Posted on - August 21, 2010 [at] 7:34 pm by Brad
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POMP on Switchin’ meds
August 21, 2010 at 7:58 pm

I take St. John’s Wort for my “mental wellness.” Many people believe it’s just as effective as prescription antidepressants … and there’s no brain zaps.

attitudechicka on Switchin’ meds
August 21, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Didn’t I say in the last post that Celexa was the devil? Good luck, Brad!

Troy on Switchin’ meds
August 21, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Just skip the prescription drama and stick to the ganja… all the benefits and none of the drawbacks… well, except the goddamn munchies, lol!!!

Coady on Switchin’ meds
August 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Oh, I used Cymbalta. It gave something akin to prolonged Whisky-dick. Hopefully it only happens to a select few and you’re not one of them. lol. Overshare finished.

Rob on Switchin’ meds
August 22, 2010 at 6:32 pm

Have you seen Requiem for a dream? It’s probably best to wean yourself off the drugs, legal or otherwise and change your outlook a bit. I’m only saying so because I like your music I don’t know you from Adam.

pseudosu on Switchin’ meds
August 23, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Different solutions for different folks. Here’s hoping this is the one for you. Obviously tons of people think you’re awesome and enjoy your work, so, just sending good vibes your way bud. :)

night on Switchin’ meds
September 2, 2010 at 1:11 am

You might want to do some research into b12. Low b12 can cause similar symptoms. A simple blood test can determine if this is a factor for you.

julie skye on Switchin’ meds
September 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm

how are those brain zaps working out for you?

synack on Switchin’ meds
September 21, 2010 at 10:55 am

I switched from Paxil to Prozac earlier this year. Paxil was bad because if I missed one dose I had problems. Prozac doesn’t have that problem on me. Discontinuation sucks though. Had a fit getting off Paxil. Bad times. Good luck man!

alike lee on Switchin’ meds
September 23, 2010 at 12:38 pm

Used to be on Prozac, now on Sertraline, much better!

Bryan Miller on Switchin’ meds
October 1, 2010 at 12:32 am

When I could afford my meds I was taking Provigil, it’s the only thing I’ve ever taken that made me feel “normal”. And it’s the only thing I’ve ever taken that worked the first day I started taking it. It’s as if I was walking through a fog for my entire life and then it just cleared one day, and I wanted to do things that I couldn’t be bothered to do, like take care of myself, and my apartment, clean my shit up, be productive, and it didn’t limit my creativity or dull my mind.


ValtraxysBlue on Switchin’ meds
November 19, 2010 at 12:11 am

cymbalta is the only stuff i’ve tried that gets rid of “the black dog”. no side effects, but i’ve built up a tolerance(?) for it and had to up the dose a little over these 3.5 years.

like pseudosu said, tons of people think you’re awesome and enjoy your work. :) i’ma try to send you a couple of reaper remixes soon.

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