Cymbalta withdrawal problems

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If you take some grains of Cymbalta to alleviate the symptoms you are only delaying your withdrawal. It's a personal choice tho... max 1 month of intense torture or 5 months of more or less intense torture. It's up to you.
How long does it take for the withdrawal symptons to go away? I got off Cymbalta 5/31 and had severe reactions, my dr put me on Prosac for six weeks, it helped. But I have been off Prosac since 7/25 and am still having some pretty bad withdrawal symptons. Head and body aches, electric shocks, paranoia, my feet hurt really bad, it's hard to walk on them and my ankles swell every day. Does it ever get any better?
If the psychiatrist doesn't seem to understand or empathize with withdrawal problems, find another.
And one drug even in the same class won't necessarily have any effect on this withdrawal. Cymbalta is in a different class of drugs. So a careful psychiatrist would see how you react to tapering down the Lexapro, then do the switch slowly to see how you react to the Cymbalta.
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.
Could anyone give me insight or advice on Cymbalta? Today my doc switched me from Effexor to Cymbalta because I have chronic back pain and she felt the Effexor was not helping me at all. My main concern is stopping the Effexor. Has anyone switched like this before? 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!
This is WITHDRAWAL from the medication. I don't care if technically it is not withdrawal because you can't get addicted to Cymbalta but I tell ya I sure feel like going back on it to make the suffering stop. In my eyes, that is being addicted. Unlike those who withdraw from alcohol, crack and whatever else - these people get to go to these weekly spas to recover in. I get to work, go to school, take care of my daughter, take care of my home and hope to hell that I can survive.
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.
Otherwise I really wouldn't sleep and have terrible withdrawal. My migraines are better but I have terrible aching from fibromyalgia. My dr. recommended Cymbalta yet I fear taking it due to side effects and I have also read that it is very addictive. I don't want to take another addictive med when I'm already trying to stop the vicoden. Has anyone found pain relief with Cymbalta or has taking Cymbalta helped anyone wean off vicoden? My dr. is wanting to give it to me for my fibro pain.
Then it was going to happen AGAIN but I was smart the second time and expected it to happen so I gradually poured more and more powder out of the capsules over the course of months to prevent withdrawal and the second time I didn't experience withdrawal at all. Only problem is the second time I soon after had my next full psychotic break. juliagulia45 Benzos you have to be careful about withdrawing from because the withdrawal can actually kill a person.
I recall having more than normal sleep problems and definite weight gain as well. I stopped taking the Cymbalta quite by accident. I had run out of my prescription (and didnt have a dr's approved refill) over the Thanksgiving holiday. By the second to third day, I was falling apart withdrawing from the Cymbalta.
I was on both welbutrin and cymbalta and the withdrawal was awful,,,,,have been off 3 yrs and will tough it out, I drove my entire family nuts!
I am now on day 10 of taking cymbalta. I feel so tired. I lay around barely able to get dressed. What the heck. Can this be because of my liver? I was wondering if this goes away. No appetite,shaky,what the heck is going on? I thought it was supposed to help me feel better. My treatment starts in a few wks getting kinda scared. If I feel like this now what will life be like then.?This may sound stupid but they told me to take it in the am , can I take it at night?
My pdoc doesn't think that Cymbalta is good for BP1 - and he took me off of it. It was a HARD withdrawal period, but I do feel better now just taking Cymbalta.
The Wellbutrin is suppose to take the place of the cymbalta. After horrible withdrawal, I came completely off of Cymbalta last week. I became so depressed that I couldn't stand to talk, much less move. All I wanted to do was sleep and be left alone. When I did interact, I was grizzly mean. I started back on the Cymbalta yesterday, b/c my depression was overwhelming and my meaness was clearly taking a toll on my husband and 4 year old.
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!
Yes you can take cymbalta with methadone, but I've heard that some ppl have a hard time getting off of cymbalta. I don't know anything about kidney problems with HepC other than they do exists sometimes. Maybe someone else will chime in for you. Just so you know, I really think I'm the only regular poster who takes methadone so we are in a special class.
I have no choice but to quit Cymbalta cold turkey. This frightens me as I know that sudden withdrawal will be hard on my already compromised nervous system.....I need help as I feel I am running out of time.
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.
I've been on cymbalta for pain, but it doubles as anti-depressant in the past. I reduce dosage by 30mg . I did it in 4 weeks incremental just in case until I reach 30mg, then I stay on it for two weeks, then stop. I never experience any good or bad effects from cymbalta, or change in pain or mood at different dosage level. However I had relatives who were on cymbalta, they experience side effects, both good and bad, including fainting.
When I quit cold turkey I had withdrawal symptoms like brain zaps for 1 month or so. I think Cymbalta will help you as in my book it is one of the best antidepressant around (and it's not that I don't know any other antidepressants). One drug does not fit all but if you are a good responder to it it is excellent.
Can anyone tell me if cymbalta along with colonidine will help at all with tramadol withdrawal im on my first day of cold turkey and someone handed me these meds and said these would help please let me know as soon as possible im in a dark place right now but i am dam determined to succeed at this effort Thank You.
I have been on anti-depressants for 20-25 years, and now that I'm off of Cymbalta (still having some withdrawal problems after 2 weeks of being Cymbalta-free) I'm happy just to be on my Trazodone at night, and one Lorazepam during the day. I only hope that my depression/anxiety doesn't get out of control any time soon. Good luck on your transition. S - L - O - W is the key, I think. (That's my UNprofessional opinion.
Hi. I started on Cymbalta 30mg back in May 2007 when my mom was dianosed with cancer. I am a nurse and everyone was asking me what to do about her and I was having a hard time dealing with it myself, not to mention dealing with everyone else. Well, my doc started me on Cymbalta and Xanax 0.5 prn and Lunesta 3mg to help me sleep (but that is mainly b/c I work 3rd shift and have problems sleeping before all this started.
He pout me on 30mg of cymbalta to help ease the anxiety which seems to be helping however tyhe nausea is really bad. I cant eat, sleep or really do much of anything. I'm just wondering how long i can expect the withdrawal to stick around as I said I'm into day 2 and i'm going from 60mg to 100mg oxycodone a day to nbothing. If anyone culd give me an idea of how long I can expect this living hell to go on it would give me a little hope.
For the past 10 months I have had gynelogical problems and the gynecologist wanted me to take another type of antidepressant for the pain and to see my doctor for a script. Just over a week ago I went to the doctors but could not see my doctor as she was booked out for over a week. The doctor I seen took me off the antidepressants was on and started me on another one 2 days later.
Hi, I'm sorry you are having these symptoms. They are most likely (more than probable) from coming off the Zoloft. These are very expected symptoms from coming off this type of antidepressant (especially one you've take for a long time). You should taper off the Zoloft very, very slowly. The electrical shock or zaps are very common and expected as well. They are harmless but terribly annoying and a little scary.
Fastforward almost 10 years later.. I am trying to wean off of it. I have tried before with bad withdrawal and fearfulness of what would happen. I now feel even more depressed, which is strange I was never originally given medication for depression. After trying to wean off, I feel worse. I haven't had anxiety in years but my doctors told me "just stay on the meds for the rest of your life".
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