- August 1, 2010 at 12:49 am
Are you on Cymbalta for depression? Or anxiety? I would hope that you are also seeing a therapist, as IMHO, medications are good short-term help, but most everything I have read indicates that they should be used in concert with therapy for good long term solutions to stress.
When you say, "drink like a fish" do you mean you’re thirsty all the time, or you are drinking alcohol? Is alcohol contraindicated on Cymbalta – on most SSRI type drugs alcohol is discouraged, but I am not sure if Cymbalta is an SSRI. I do know dry mouth is often a medication side effect, so that may account for general thirstiness.
As to new addictions, again I would think this is something to talk to a counselor about. Perhaps it is your way of coping with the melanoma diagnoses, but hopefully he/she can help you find a better way to live with that.