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Is Cymbalta causing a Hyper-emotional state?

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I have been taking cymbalta for 3 weeks and about a week before my womenly cycle was about to start I became abnormally overly emotional and very easily aggitated. I would become extremely upset over just my husband not answering his phone and other very small things that happened within the home ( which there was no reason to be) then for the rest of the day I would have terrible negative thoughts about him not wanting to be with me anymore, I have done something wrong, or that I bore him. By the time I got home I was so upset about the whole thing that my husband and I would argue then I would cry for at least 3 hours. This went on for seven days everyday. My heart would race, I had knots in my stomach, and alot of crying. I felt like my home life was falling apart though for a fact it is definantly not. The day that my cycle had started my demeaner changed dramaticlly I felt more at ease and I didn't have the anxiety that I had been feeling. Could this possibly mean that the cymbalta may not be right for me? I say again I had never been that emotional, paranoid, or have that high of anxiety even before getting on the antidepressants. I did not like the feeling that I was having. so your help and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Heather


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replied June 7th, 2006
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Cymbalta is a new generation antidepressant that should treat the symptoms you’ve mentioned, not provoke them. You may be experiencing severe pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) ,combined with depressive neurotic disorder. You can consult a mental health professional for expert help in diagnosing this situation.
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