Today was my first appointment with the psychiatrist nurse practitioner. She was very nice, patient, and said that she thinks that there is hope that I can get through this anxiety and depression. Well… I’m glad someone thinks so.
I have two new meds: Cymbalta and Klonopin. Cymbalta for the depression, and Klonopin for the anxiety. First, I will be weaning off the Prozac (Praise God for that!!!), and taking a low dose of Cymbalta (40mg of Prozac, then 30mg of Cymbalta). After the one week weaning period, then I’ll be on 60 mg of Cymbalta. The Klonopin is an as-needed med. for the anxiety. The nurse practitioner did warn me about drowsiness with the Klonopin.
I go back in a month for a meds re-check. I hope that this antidepressant will be one that works. I was on Prozac for two years, the last two months at the 80mg, and not seeing a bit of improvement. I could literally time my crying spells by the time of day.
So, friends, any comments about Cymbalta/ Klonopin? Benefits? Drawbacks? I’ve done some research, but I’d like to know what you all think.