Cymbalta withdrawal dizziness

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during my annual physical last week, i mentioned this to my doctor. he gave me 3 weeks of samples of cymbalta and said try these and see me in 2 weeks. everything i've read about cymbalta, is that it treats depression, and if fairly new on the drug market. i was disapointed because i figured the doctor would give me something on an as needed basis. why would he suggest cymbalta? will it work for anxiety/panic?
Hi Diane. I see that you must have ongoing balance issues, while on Cymbalta-for posting again. Cymbalta side effects which may pertain to this are: *Common - dizziness *Rare- orthostatic hypotension (specially at the start ) Cymbalta belongs to a class of drugs called Serotonin–norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) These drugs act as inhibitors of the reuptake (re-absorption) of the neurotransmitter Serotonin by the originating neuron.
DO NOT START CYMBALTA !!! If you go online and look at Cymbalta withdrawal you will be amazed. I have had 29 surgeries over the course of my life and have experienced some very severe pain including a thorotcotomy for spinal surgery, kidney stones, pelvic pain for numerous abdominal surgeries. I have weaned off of many narcotics over the years and have done OK by eating a very healthy diet, taking supplements, excercising, deep breathing and meditation along with praying.
I want to know if I should still expect the intense Effexor withdrawal symptoms such as brain zapping, nausea, dizziness, and crying spells. Any advice would greatly help. I want to know what I'm getting myself in to!
I have in the last 4 months tapered myself off the cymbalta and I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms. I have been two weeks totally off this drug . The dizziness and brain zaps are getting better, but my taste buds are still horrible. It feels like the front of my tongue has been burnt and it feels like my teeth are coated with rubber. How long do these withdrawal symptoms last. I can handle it all, but the taste bud sensation is horrible.
I have been on Cymbalta in the past for about 4-5 months and the withdrawal lasted for about 1 month and it was mostly brain zaps (brain shivers). What can help you relieving some symptoms would be to boost you intake of choline/B complex vitamins, omega-3 (only fish oil). Healthy diet and exercise is also important.
Went to the docs after 7 days of hell coming off this drug. Against all my wishes she put me back on the stuff but at 30mg, going to taper me off it slowly. Wow I feel SO much better though verging on hypo episode I think, all the dizziness and sickness disappeared within an couple of hours of taking the 30mg Cymbalta. Up this morning at 06.30am after only 5 hours sleep, not sure how long this energy will last but it sure feels great so I'm going to enjoy it! Spending spree yesterday...£20..
I stop taking cymbalta about a week ago. Since then I have experienced headaches and nausea is this common? I was taking 60mgs for about a year for my fibromaylga.
I just began a Cymbalta (30mg/day) treatment regimen, and coincidently ran out of clonazepam one week later. Rather than wait in the ER for 4 hours to see a doc, I am waiting for my next scheduled psychiatric appointment for a refill. It's been two weeks now, and my appointment is in another 2 weeks. I was prescribed .5mg/X2/day (morning & night) of Clonazepam (along with Trazodone (150mg at bedtime) for insomnia.
It feels like I am at the worst that this withdrawal could possibly be. It is as bad as both my Cymbalta withdrawal (tapering) and Paxil withdrawal (cold turkey). Should I really need to take those 0.25 pills twice a day to prolong things? God, I am so tired of these medications.
* Nausea -- occurring in up to 30 percent of people * Drowsiness -- in up to 21 percent * Headaches -- in up to 20 percent * Dry mouth -- in up to 18 percent (see Cymbalta and Dry Mouth) * Dizziness -- in up to 17 percent * Insomnia -- in up to 16 percent (see Cymbalta and Insomnia) * Constipation -- in up to 15 percent * Fatigue -- in up to 15 percent * Diarrhea -- in up to 13 percent * Loss of appetite -- in up to 11 percent * Sore throat or runny
Hi everyone, I am wondering if there is anyone else out there who has had issues of withdrawal from cymbalta. After trying many medications over the course of 10 years (for major depressive disorder) my psych and I settled on a combo of Wellbutrin and cymbalta. I have been on it for years and was instructed recently by a neurologist to go off it.
Has anyone ever been or is on Cymbalta for Depression or Anxiety? Have you tried to ween off of it? If so, did you experience major dizzy spells, mood swings, migraines and was it just overall really hard to get off it?
She ended up fighting both of us off like she had completely gone insane. We flushed all of her cymbalta down the toilet much to her dismay. Her withdrawal symptoms are severe but neither me nor her boyfriend know exactly what to do as i cannot find anything about cymbalta being abused in this kind of manner.
sound when moving my eyes and I've also had some mild dizziness for several days. I Googled the symptoms and found them described in Cymbalta withdrawal. Went and checked my weekly pill container and found that I missed putting the Cymbalta in the box and haven't had it in five days. Just wanted to say thanks for the website and I wonder how I survived without the Internet!
You have to even go down to splitting the smallest dose into just grains until you can wean off this drug. The withdrawal side effects are akin to heroine withdrawal, so you should take this very seriously. I was down to 12 grains before I stopped, I still got the electric shooting feelings going on in my head, severe nausea and body aches, I had the chills and was sweating profusely. I also took ativan to help with the shakes, it was awful.
hey everyone, How hard is it to get off cymbalta? i want to get of the Cymbalta that the ID put me on not too long ago...last December, just before christmas, 2011. so 8+months. I have never really been "on " an antidepressant, tried a few weeks here and there in the past 15 years and i was always in a stupor.. Doc said it would help with my pain. I was desperate. Came home with the script and cried. It is less than a year, and i went from 90mg to 60 in July 2012.
I have craved it several times, today being one of the harder days. Part of the reason is I have tapered off of Cymbalta and am now on day 3 without it. I have to say the withdrawals have really caught me off guard. I have electricity shooting through my body but mostly through my head, dizziness, achiness, insomnia, runny nose, canker sores, upset stomach and stomach ache, tingly arms, touchy skin, headache, mood swings and irrational thoughts.
1) am I experiencing Lexepro/SSRI withdrawal? I was NOT having these extreme anxious feelings before May 17 when I started the Zoloft. It's been very disconcerting, to say the least. Would being on SSRIs for only 3 weeks do this to someone? And if so, when will I start to feel normal again?? The mornings are the hardest, but in general I feel kind of "different" even in the evenings. Lots of detachment and depersonalization, or whatever that's called. 2) my Xanax dose in the a.m.
I would like to know if all of these symptons are typical of effexor withdrawal and for how long do they persist. also, i've read that omega 3 oils and vitamins of B complex helps during the "hangover" period. is that true.
It has been over a week and a half since I took myself off lamictal, I went from 100mg to cold-turkey. I've had very bad insomnia, anxiety, stress, irritability, lethargy, head feels weird. Mood is going up and down. Im not giving up though. I want to be off this medication, done and good. I also have a slight cold. I think its due to the lack of sleep and the things I need done. This is the last two weeks of school left and its pretty tough, withdrawing and everything.
After I finished the project in mid-may, I decided that I needed to stop using a drug to get through the day, so I tried to just stop taking it. WOW! Serious withdrawal symptoms including joint and muscle pain, stomch issues, fatigue, depression and a strange hollowness in my nerves ensued. I didn't feel I could just stop functioning for a week or two or whatever it would take, so I used some hydrocodone that I had to help me get my tramadol use down to 100mg per day over the course of a week.
For personal experience I can tell you that Cymbalta does cause withdrawal symptoms (abstinence syndrome). I was on Cymbalta for 6 months as prescribed for my Psychiatrist, after that I decided to do some research about possible withdrawal symptoms because my bad experience with lexapro in 2005. I found that Cymbalta can cause severe symptoms from withdrawal abruptly.
She has recently stopped taking the anxiety medications, so this should have stopped the dizziness but it did not. She just cannot stand to live with the dizziness any more and is begging us to help her, but we don't know where to turn. Can you help?
One of side effects while on the medication can be dizziness. If the dizziness persists and you are concerned, get it checked out again. It should subside after a few weeks as your body readjusts. I'm not a doctor and I dont want to give you the impression my advice is professional advice--just my experience. So, you are not pregnant? Why did the dr think you were in the first place. Maybe you need a new dr?? Yes, I had suicidal thoughts before and after Cymbalta.
Ativan and other tranquilzers can provide temporary relieft, but in the end you will get some of the withdrawal effects. I've been through it twice with effexor and cymbalta, and I had to split my capsules into minute doses at the end of my time taking them both. These drugs don't always work, and some work better then others. Most depression is caused by a chemical imbalance of the brain, so getting a good combination of drugs can be tricky. It's important to see a psychiatrist in any case.
Hi everyone ... has anyone out there experienced 24/7 dizziness from there anxiety ? I would describe my dizziness NOT as vertigo but as an imbalance while walking (accompanied by a heavy/drowsy head). Sometimes it feels like the ground is not solid. Those of you who have experienced the type of dizziness I've described, was it all day/everyday or just when you panic ? Does it ever seem to go away or subside ?
Another disheartening revelation is the introduction of newer, 'better' antidepressants and the use of marketing in drug companies which often results in a patient who would do absolutely fine on a $10/month prescription for Prozac, while MDs are casually writing scripts for the newest one on the market, which is currently Lexapro or Cymbalta (Ely-Lilley's version of Effexor, a Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor for SEVERE or MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER--MDD).
I weaned off slowly but I am still having to deal with withdrawal symptoms. This withdrawal isn't anywhere near as bad as oxy withdrawal so far but it is still no fun. I have electricity shooting through my brain, it's really weird and comes in waves, body aches, dizziness, wicked mood swings, canker sores, upset stomach,insomnia and a general feeling of weirdness. Even though I can function, at times I am miserable.
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