Well, it seems as if I have done a complete 180 and instead of being highly anxious, I am now depressive.
A lady that I work with has been taking Cymbalta for a few years and she says it still works for her. Has the Cymbalta quit working in less than 2 years for me? It sounds like the Cymbalta has stopped working for you, which is very common.
Our bodies build up a tolerance to these meds, and they become ineffective. We all respond differently on these types of meds, and this is why it's still working okay for your friend. The purpose of going thru therapy is to determine if you have a root cause for your anxiety/depression.
If you don't feel like your therapist is helping maybe it's time to switch? Contact your doctor and let him know that it's no longer working, he will either up the dosage or switch medications. He taught me what to do when I feel an oncoming panic attack, but that's about it. He taught me what to do when I feel an oncoming panic attack, but that's about it. Many of us do, it's usually something traumatic from our past that we either haven't dealt with or have tried to forget.
Coming off Pristiq I ha I had been diagnosed with bipolar at the age of 14 after having episodes of mania in which I was delirious, in a state of delusional thinking with a dramatic depression relapse lasting 2 weeks after.