Good afternoon Folks, I started an antidepressant today after being off of them for 6 years. My husband lost his job in January and when that happened my nerves just couldn't take it. My pain level went from a 2 or 3 to a 7 or 8 and my anxiety was through the roof. I had really bad thoughts. I started seeing an anxiety therapist and today started Cymbalta. Dr will keep me on for only 6 months, along with Xanax if needed. I hate meds. But I have to function, go to work, etc. I am committed to continuing the TMS work. My family needs me. I am only using this med as a stepping stool to get over the hump. Anyone who has done short-term meds for TMS and then been able to taper off all while doing the work? I just ordered the book Waking The Tiger because I have PTSD. I'm hoping it will really help.