Do You Drink Coffee?
Posted 15 March 2012 - 08:31 AM
i have found since i have stopped the cymbalta that i can not drink asmuch coffee as i use to and that my food is tasting different aswell.i am awake alot earlier aswell since not taking it.makes me think that i have slept half my life away so far.
I switched to half calf - much better!
Posted 13 April 2012 - 01:23 PM
Never been a coffee drinker. I prefer my caffeine laced with hight fructose corn syrup and lots of FIZZ! I've always drank too much Coke and that may very well have resulted in a magnesium deficiency that has caused the depression/dysthymia that drove me to Prozac and $ymbalta. I lived on Coke as a child. My mother NEVER let it run out. She even put it in my bottle! All that phoshoric acid probably wasn't good for a child.
I am curious about people's coffee consumption before, during, and after taking Cymbalta. Let me know what works for you and how you think it affects you.
Researching Mg now. Links are posted below if anyone is interested.
Thanks for setting up this survey. Good idea!
Could it be MAGNESIUM?
Make mine CHELATED, please. Magnesium glycenate
Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:45 PM
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:11 AM
I used to be an occassional coffee drinker, but I can't tolerate it at all during my withdrawal. It is because of the taste... I used to sometimes have a bowl of Cherrios for breakfast, but this morning the cereal tasted horrible...
I don't think it is a caffiene intolerance for me but this strange issue with the way food tastes.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:11 PM
I drank ~4 cups of coffee a day while on Cymbalta, but during the first week of withdrawal less than 1, but now, about to enter the 3rd week of WD, I'm back up to around ~4 cups. In the beginning of withdrawal, it put the brain zaps into overdrive.
Posted 24 June 2013 - 12:51 PM
Actually, the only reason I started drinking coffee was because of cymbalta. I'm pretty sure, after taking it since 2005, that its contributing to constipation problems, or at least exasterbating them. 5 days, 9 days, 11 days, 5 days, etc. I can't get 'parastalsis' without it, it seems. I've been involved with this a long time. I've tried alot of good advice by my doctor on fiber, stool softener, prune juice, exercise and more regarding the constipation. However, the only thing that finally initiates the final movement in my colon is if I have a very strong coffee on an empty stomach. I don't even like coffee. By strong coffee I mean a small mocha with 2 shots of espresso added to it. Then wait 30 minutes. Without the coffee, the only other alternative involves inserting in that area. (Sorry if this is too much information.) So, I'll keep stomaching the strong coffee for now.
Posted 09 February 2015 - 08:55 AM
We're so happy that you have found us!
You say that you stopped C. a week ago - are you tapering or did you quit cold turkey? How are you feeling in general?
Regarding the coffee - when coming off of this drug, we all seem to have found that our tastes have changed and for those of us that seemed to be drinking a great amount of alcohol while on it have stopped altogether. So many things are happening in your body and your brain is rewiring during this time.
Please post often to let us know how you are doing and feel free to ask any questions you may have, rant or whatever...this is a very safe place and no one will judge you. I don't know what I would have done without the wonderful people here on this forum. I just passed one year off the crap cold turkey - not a great year!
We're here for you and want to help!
Posted 09 February 2015 - 12:53 PM
How long were you on Cymbalta? What dosage? Brand name or generic? For what diagnosis?
We're you on a different antidepressant before Cymbalta? How Long?
What other meds aor you taking?
Do you have anxiety?
Do you have a therapist?
Posted 30 July 2016 - 11:49 AM
Posted 30 July 2016 - 01:43 PM
Much research has been done and they all show that caffeine makes withdrawal worse in MOST of us. You have to consider they react on some of the same neuroreceptors as our medication. There is also some research that says one cup of caffeinated coffee a day helps with dementia and Alzheimer's risk. No opinion here, just saying.
Posted 04 June 2017 - 11:03 AM
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:52 PM
Coffee contains caffeine which is a stimulant and increases any existing anxiety and makes it worse. If you are taking Cymbalta for anxiety you should not drink coffee.
Coffee increase serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine and increases the effect of the Cymbalta.
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