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depression/anxiety medication

my father was terminally ill and i was suffering anxiety attacks.  so my dr put me on 1m of klonopin 2 times a day and it worked wonderfully, about a month later i felt it starting to wear off about half way through the day. we to see dr again he upped the morning dose to 1.5 mg and still 1 mg at night

well last monday my father passed and anxiety got worse and dr upped to 2 mg twice a day for 1 week just to get through the week after the 2nd dose of 2 mg i noticed , myself getting aggitated, and very angry. called dr and he told me to back off to the 1.5 mg.  sill did not work. got even worse, and depression now saw dr yesterday and he gave me cymbalta to start taking 30 mg for 1 week and 60 mg next 2 and added 0.5 xanax 3 times a day and to continue taking the 1 mg of klonopin twice a day.

i understand the greif process and everything i am going through have talke to grief couns and they agreed that i needed something to assist the klonopin, but is the addition of cylmbalta and xanax safe.

i am 47 years old in good health and have had this dr for 2o years and trust him, but i was looking for a second opionin

thanks for any help.

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From what I have read it shouldn't be a problem and I have heard a lot of people have success with the Cymbalta.  I wish you the best of luck as you go through this and if you need support or to vent you can always come back here for a sympathetic ear.
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I'm so sorry you lost your father.
You may want to stay on 30 mgs of Cymbalta for awhile to see how you do. It is one of the more stimulating meds and you may only need 30 mgs. I'm wondering why your Dr did'nt put you on Klonopin 3 times a day instead of just upping your dose and adding Xanax?
Have you thought about grief counseling? It may really help.
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