No appetite, need advice
May 28, 2014 11:54 AM Subscribe
I just started Cymbalta (again) and I have zero appetite. Like it's almost 3 pm and I haven't eaten a thing all day.
posted by kathrynm to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
What to do when you don't want to eat? I have a question into my pdoc but I don't want to give up on the Cymbalta just yet. I've been on it less than a week and this didn't happen before. It was incredibly helpful before with my chronic pain and seems to be helping a little bit now.
I have no desire to eat. Yesterday wasn't this bad. I had a peanut butter sandwich for lunch and a dish of homemade baked beans for dinner. Today, nothing but some green tea (no sugar/honey/whatever).
The doc insisted on starting me at 60 mg whereas I had always taken 30 before. She said she never saw anyone who did well on 30 and didn't believe me when I said I did. (Yes, I may be changing doctors but getting appointments is difficult enough without dealing with Medicaid.)
Tips or tricks appreciated. Should I concentrate on calorie dense foods? A good multivitamin? Assume Ensure and the like are not in my budget (see Medicaid above).
And I'm fat. Like really fat, so living off the fat of the land, so to speak, isn't a problem. I'm more worried about vitamins/minerals and the like.
Bonus question for those who have taken it: Does it help with anxiety? Mine has sky rocketed, but I think it's mostly related to borderline hypoglycemia (been running between 80 and 85 pretty consistently the last few days).