Thursday, June 16, 2011


The last three days have been a blur. Well, maybe not a total blur, but definitely fuzzy. I am still getting used to my medication (Cymbalta) and I am noticing a lot of little things that are different about me since I started taking it. Some good, some bad.

My appetite is completely gone. I never get hungry... but I am aware that I need to eat. Cymbalta is not meant to be used souly as an appetite suppresor, but it's one of the perks I guess. I have lost 6 lbs since Monday just by taking my medication. I have taken a break from my diet this week so as not to put too much stress on my body while I acclimate.

I am tossing and turning more than ever at night. One of my complaints was my lack of sleep (which I believe is directly to blame for a lot of my issues. Frank says he woke up several times last night and I was shifting or twitching. He said once or twice he put his arm around me to calm me down, and I had broken out into a cold sweat. I am having strange dreams and then waking up feeling disoriented. Hopefully that tapers off after a week or two.

I am yawning CONSTANTLY. I read some online reviews written by users of Cymbalta, and I found some comfort in reading that I was not the only one experiencing that. It's not just a yawn here and there, it's a yawn every minute or so, for 15-20 minutes at a time. It's strange. My breathing isn't labored or shallow, so I dont think it's my body trying to catch its breath or anything like that.

I still get angry or upset when the situation calls for it, but I notice that I handle things differently. I am less likely to feel the phsyical side effects of my emotions (if that makes sense.) I dont get that feeling in the pit of my stomach that feels like I am getting ready to head down the first big hill of a rollercoaster. I dont miss THAT feeling at all! I am not a zombie *by any means* but I am definitely more relaxed and less tense.

I am still not sure if this is going to be the right medication for me, but like I said in another blog, I am going to give it a few weeks and see how I take to it. After having said that, I have also read in some reviews that Cymbalta can be addicting and that you suffer withdraw type symptoms when you stop taking it. (That's the LAST thing I need.)

I still have not gotten a call from the Bariatric Surgeon yet to schedule the consultation. If I dont hear from one by tomorrow I am going to call my Physician back and see what is taking so long. I am rather impatient (but then again, who wouldn't be regarding something as huge as this?!?) I am just ready to know what is ahead of me. If I have to see a psychologist and attend a seminar I'd like to know who, when, where, etc. so I can get on the ball! I am ready to get this train moving!!! *toot toot*

Well, that's all for today.

1 comment:

  1. I had a friend who was on that and when she came off of it, it was a horrible thing. I haven't heard many good things about Cymbalta. If you don't feel comfortable or feel something isn't right, stop taking it. They just gave you that to help with your symptoms but not cure what makes you go into these moods. My friend had a lot of anger issues, jealousy issues and it even got to the point where she was scratching herself because it was an all in her head anxiety itching. What solved it for her? A cat. She got an animal to cuddle and love on and it stopped everything. It's proven that owning an animal can help with calming the senses and chilling a person out. She's looking through rose colored shades now. You can get a license from your doctor to have it has a medical animal and it's like the animal doesn't exist when it comes to apartments and such. Thought it was pretty interesting.