Can someone tell me how to get through this. I feel like I am ready to crash
Are you following your doctor's advise to step down gradually? Or did you stop taking Cymbalta cold turkey? You have to ease off any depression medication or you will get withdrawal symptoms - I'm sure your doctor told you that. He must also have started you on another medication to replace the Cymbalta and you should be taking that new medication EVERY DAY, without fail while gradually stepping down your Cymbalta intake.
If you *didn't* following instructions and now you don't feel well - why aren't you going back to your doctor and telling him about it instead of posting here? Go to the doctor and let him help you! That's why we have doctors!
Hi, notlikingthis. I stopped the same med with my doctors supervision and had the same experience as you. By now you should be feeling better and even with the doctors supervision, it's really tough to get through. I just saw your posting today, and I hope you're past the worst symptoms. Good luck.
I had a hard time getting of cymbalta also. I had to get of of it due to the side effects I was having. I weaned off a bit but my my bottle was about to run out and i was not going to pay the cost to have it refilled so i struggled for a few days with nothing. I went through withdrawl symptoms. I had a MD tell me that It is because you are having seratonin withdrawl from the medication. It does go away so hang in there!!
Weaning off cymbalta too. Did so gradually but feel incredibly weak and dizzy. Also very stuffy nose and cough. Been in bed for most of the week. How many days or weeks til you felt normal without cymbalta???
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GO SLOWER THAN SLOW! 10%/month. NEVER SKIP DOSES! EXPECT UNUSUAL BEHAVIOR: anxiety, early morning panic wakening (cortisol), emotion outbursts (no, you're NOT BIPOLAR!), everything feels *off* /perceptual disturbances, paranoia because everything feels off, nausea, flu-like symptoms, brain zaps, muscle pains, headache, food intolerance.
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