Cymbalta withdrawal cold turkey

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1682930 tn?1305085537 cymbalta withdrawl.. cold turkey.. a human error at mhmr has me off my cymbalta that i have been on for years, my caseworker told me he couldnt do anything but get me in to see the doctor not this friday but next.. the withdrawals are so bad now and its only been 2 days, will i make it? how long will this last? between the pain, flu symptoms, crying, not being able to sleep, jerking, shaking not thinking straight, crying and my blood sugar running over 450 fasting.. im not even sure i want to..
Avatar f tn I decided I was tired of taking it, it didn't seem to be helping me anymore, and I was tired of the expense. I quit wellbutrin cold turkey about a 5 days ago and I quit cymbalta cold turkey 3 days ago. I now feel like I am losing my mind. I have been feeling and acting somewhat manic. I have felt kind of 'hi' and actually like it. Problem is I am now recognizing that I am irritable and can be "hi' and happy one minute and then I will "snap" at a family member the next.
Avatar f tn I stopped Cymbalta cold turkey 1 month ago.. I had taken it for 5-6 months... The brain zaps, what you are describing as electrical shocks running thru your body and brain, lasted for 3 weeks. Now I'm brain zaps free. The withdrawal torture can last for 1 month maybe a bit more depending on how long you've been on the medication.
Avatar n tn Although only one month on either isn't very long, you still probably have a mild dependency. I went off Cymbalta cold turkey (not knowing I'd deal with withdrawals), and had symptoms like yours, and quickly got back on and did a taper. I would imagine these symptoms will have passed by day 4 or 5, but again, it can be dangerous to quit these cold turkey....seizures etc. If you feel you might be headed for seizures or things get to bad, go to the ER ASAP.
Avatar f tn Hi I've been off effexor going cold turkey now for eight months and still got symptoms of withdrawal insomnia at present. Symptoms will change and come and go old ones will be replaced with new ones it's not an easy road but you can and will get through this !!
1442059 tn?1340244552 When she passed I stopped cold turkey and had brain zaps for 1 month. This drug is very potent and can work very well but it's not a cheap drug and cost a lot. I was very active while being on Cymbalta (going to the gym 3-4 times a week and jogging 45 min everyday) and very outgoing. My tolerance to alcohol increase a lot. I had no side-effects. The withdrawal was kinda bad... At least 100 brain zaps a day, irritability etc... But I did quit cold turkey and only had to endure this for 1 month.
Avatar f tn I was on Cymbalta for fibromyalgia for 12 years. It didnt have much effect on the fibro but REALLY helped my ongoing anxiety and depression, which I understand are some of the many symptoms of fibromyalgia.... For the past 10 years I had been dealing with terrible acid reflux, nausea, headaches, lower back pain and sleeplesness. I suspicioned the Cymbalta....
Avatar n tn I am of Effexor 75mg they stopped making the 36mg dosage, I want to go off of them ands tart new. How do I do this? If i can't be slowly put off of them? I tryed cold turkey and was seeign things that were not there I have headacks from this medication insomnia and very painful pains in my neck and body, I am tired literally and can no seem to sleep enough. I want OFF OF THIS ****!
5429367 tn?1368189606 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.
Avatar f tn I don't feel much of anything. I am numb and dead inside. That is why I am stopping all of my meds. ALL OF THEM. Cold turkey. I am stopping Wellbutrin, Cymbalta and Abilify. I am not going to live like this anymore. I just got married for God's sake and I hardly feel any emotion or passion. My doctor doesn't care. He just wants to keep upping the meds. I am tired of it. I have stopped them all. Has anyone done this. What can I expect with regards to emotional changes and such?
Avatar f tn I have been on Cymbalta 60 mg a day and Trileptal 1,200 mg a day for a few years for bipolar depression and cuz of an insurance issue, I had to stop them cold turkey about 4 days ago. Besides the usual depression/anxiety feelings, I'm having tingling in my fingers, toes and lips, and my blood pressure which I usualy have to take meds to lower, is now dangerously low.
Avatar f tn I started having a lot of heart palpatations. So off the meds I went, cold turkey, and off to the cardiologist I went to rule out my heart and confirm is was a medication reaction. Luckily Prozac has a longer half-life limiting the stressful and dibilitating symptoms. After ruling out the heart, it was confirmed that Prozac was causing the problems.
Avatar m tn I took zyprexa 10 mg and cymbalta 60 mg (went up to 90 two weeks before discontinuing) for just over for months. I discontinued both cold turkey 4 and a half months ago. I hava since been suffering from insomnia/non-restorative sleep. I am desperate - the lack of sleep is driving me crazy, not to mention the agitation/irritability and how it is causing my anxiety/OCD to go out of control.
1408467 tn?1281401943 hi I hope someone can help me i am 53 I previously was on Lexapro for a year after a 1 month break my doctor changed me to Cymbalta I started off with 30mg for a month then onto 60mg for another month My doctor told me to go off them cold turkey because of severe night sweats & hot flushes & then cold shivering etc.I have been off them a week I am having quite debiltating dizziness severe nausesa & sudden hot flashes like I am burning up & then follows the shivers.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I decided I was tired of taking it, it didn't seem to be helping me anymore, and I was tired of the expense. I quit wellbutrin cold turkey about a 5 days ago and I quit cymbalta cold turkey 3 days ago. I now feel like I am losing my mind. I have been feeling and acting somewhat manic. I have felt kind of 'hi' and actually like it. Problem is I am now recognizing that I am irritable and can be "hi' and happy one minute and then I will "snap" at a family member the next.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar m tn Specifically, was it cold turkey withdrawal? What was your experience and what medicine had you withdrawn from? Was it because your doctor messed up or because you were switching meds? Describe your experience here and insert it in this imaginary box on this message! Thanks.
401095 tn?1351395370 I chose sub and have no regrets. I went cold turkey many times and made it months clean only to relapse. I was becoming suicidal from pain and my addiction. It's not for everyone, but in my case it saved my life. I hear all the time that addiction is a disease. I'm treating my disease. No doubt I would love to be drug free, but until I can get rid of some of this pain, I will take my crumb of sub every morning. If I didn't I would not be able to work. I would lose everything.
Avatar m tn my doctor tapered me off both of the meds, as you shouldn't just quit them cold turkey. yes, if you forget to take it, it can be bad....don't forget to take it :) if you feel good w/ the cymbalta, why not stay on it?
Avatar m tn The doctors all knew what my plan was and we transitioned off of everything slowly. I cannot imagine how badly a person would feel if they went off of cymbalta cold turkey! Yuck! Anyway, I have started the b/p's back and am meeting with the doctor to see which head meds we should try...
480448 tn?1426952138 Then after taking it for a month i stopped it cold turkey to see what happens ( yeah I'm a tester lol ) and i had no withdrawal effects but after 1.5 week my occipital neuralgia was much worse and i was crying more easily because of all the things happening in my life and my mom's cancer.
544292 tn?1268886268 I need more! More information! Question - How bad is Tramadol WIthdrawal? Answer - Ultram (Tramadol) Withdrawal Tramadol is highly addictive. Normally your doctor would reduce intake slowly. Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn The GP that had me quit cold turkey left me on 30 mg of cybalta I'm not sure what the point was and not sure if I should take it until I can get completely off tramacet. I called the GP's office and they said just follow the DRS orders and if it get worse go to ER. WHat is worse than what I'm going through? I don't think they know what they are talking about. I will say the pain is definately coming back. That's probably what helped me decide to take the tramacet today.
1254525 tn?1400546811 in the head are the worse. I did stop cold turkey once, so have been through withdrawal that way. Not a good idea. This time, when I withdrew really slowly, I had no withdrawal symptoms at all. The slower the better as far as Effexor is concerned. What you are feeling now is the withdrawal symptoms, which can go on for quite a time. Hopefully taking another anti depressant will lessen these.
Avatar n tn You should have slowly tapered off of the cymbalta while tapering onto the prozac. Did you quit cold turkey because you couldn't afford one more refill to do a proper taper of the cymbalta?
400867 tn?1371756694 prior to that for several months. My doctor had me stop cold turkey and just switch to the Paxil from one day to the next. My question is this...I have had a headache now every day and I feel out of it, brain foggy, sometimes I just sit and stare. I can't really explain it, just feel weird in my head. Can't concentrate too well at work. I took Paxil before for years and this didn't happen but I've been off of it now since August until I started again last week.
Avatar n tn Stopping Xanax abruptly can cause extreme and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Stopping Cymbalta abruptly would cause withdrawal symptoms as well although not as much as the Xanax but enough to be of concern. As for health care coverage if you go to your local ER you could be eligible for emergency Medicaid which could then transition into standard Medicaid. If you are working you could be eligible for the Medicaid Buy In for Working People with Disabilities if its in your state.
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