Cymbalta withdrawal how long

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Avatar m tn I was on Cymbalta for a little over a month. How long will I experience withdrawal symptoms such as brain zaps and dizziness?
Avatar f tn 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. Anyway slowly tappering is always a good option but you will endure less intense withdrawal symptoms but for a much longer period of time compared to a cold turkey withdrawal which not as dangerous as a benzodizepine's cold turkey withdrawal since it haves no anti-convulsive propriety.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar n tn How long til withdrawal symptoms stop?? It has been 2 wks and i feel alot of anxiety hot flashes, diarrhea and headache.
Avatar n tn One, antidepressants do NOT cause addiction. Two, it takes 4 to 8 weeks for an antidepressant to start working. You won't know if it works with trying it for 2 weeks. People talk about the symptoms you may have when you stop many psychotropic drugs... that is called discontinuation syndrome, it is not withdrawal from addiction.
Avatar f tn Has anyone taken Cymbalta for depression? If so, how long...what were the side effects if any? How long have you been taking it....are you happy with it?
1442059 tn?1340244552 Thanks for the info do u know how cymbalta is for someone with liver disease..
Avatar f tn 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.
4753943 tn?1359938169 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!
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn I've tried alternative medicine (orthomolecular medicine, acupuncture) and well as other drugs sporadically (like clonazepam, but it's a benzo, so I avoid it when i can - 2 mg 2-3 times a week only). Everyone says zyprexa and cymbalta is long out of my system but there is obviously something still very wrong with me. I actually tried going on zyprexa for several days but that didn't help. Is tha the way to go?
Avatar n tn I'm guessing you're suffering Effexor withdrawal, not Cymbalta withdrawal. It's not impossible to get a withdrawal from a short stay on a med, but unlikely. Sometimes a med just affects someone more profoundly than one would expect. But given you just came off Effexor, that being one of the hardest meds to stop taking and one that can have long withdrawals, I'm guess you didn't successfully stop it slowly enough to prevent withdrawals. You never know, but that's my guess.
Avatar f tn 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. If anyone has had this sensation, I would love to hear from you.
750716 tn?1263738243 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...£ a CHARITY SHOP lol!!!!! Cleaned house top to bottom.
Avatar n tn I'm up to 10 to 15 a day now and take five just to get me moving in the morning. This is no way to live. How long and how hard are the with drawals from it? I don't want to live my life around this drug anymore. Just a word of encouragment some times is what I think I need and to know that I am not alone.
Avatar m tn How many people here have had to go through withdrawal? 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.
310072 tn?1209735352 I tell you this, not to give the drug a bad name, but to warn you if you do go on this drug to be smarter than I (and my Dr) and slowly wean yourself over at least 30 days, more depending on how long and amount on the drug. These symptons are known as "discontinuation symptons"--just a fancy way the drug makers use to name withdrawal because of the negative thoughts associated with the term withdrawal.
Avatar m tn Am I wrongly attributing these symptoms to withdrawal, if not, how long do you think it will take for them to abate?
1442059 tn?1340244552 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?
Avatar f tn Yes, the symptoms you're describing do sound like withdrawal. It's really hard to say how long you will have these symptoms. Hopefully things will start settling down soon. I know that some people are able to take Benadryl to help with the withdrawal. Of course you need to talk to your Dr first before you take anything since you are still on Wellbutrin.
Avatar n tn How do get off of Cymbalta? The withdrawal is horrifying. My skin skin burns awfully & I cannot sleep. Your cannot control your irritability . Clonopin plus analgesics can bring it down after 3-4 days. While I get back on it. I am trying to get off 20 mg. I cannot do it. This substance is poisonous to me.
1254525 tn?1400546811 Hello. With my doctor's help, it took me 10 months to withdraw from 150mg daily of Effexor, which I had been on for 9 years. Before that I had been on a number of different anti depressants for a very long time - nearly 20 years. It is now 8 months since I stopped the Effexor. I did not take anything else whilst I was withdrawing - it was never suggested. I do hope that method works for you. Good to know your doctor is helping you with the withdrawal.
396332 tn?1320007215 It will take patience and gradual lowering of the dose like you are doing right now. How long have been treated with Cymbalta? How long was the withdrawal and if you started using it again maybe you wasn't ready to quit using it. Next time you quit this drug maybe try some natural anxiety remedies like Gamma-aminobutyric Acid (GABA), Valerian or Kava. It's worth a shot along with physical activity and healthy diet...
1682930 tn?1305085537 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.. i have fybromyalga, lupas, spinal stenois,diabetic neuropathy, among other things...
5429367 tn?1368189606 If indeed you have a severe intolerance or sensitivity causing these symptoms, then your doctor may advise that the best course of action is to just stop taking it without a taper. How long have you been taking the Cymbalta regularly? It seems as though you've been on it for a while before these more severe symptoms started. That tells me a few things...
Avatar n tn I did a websearch and don't see anything that talks about rapid heartbeat associated with either withdrawal from Cymbalta or as a side effect of Prozac so I'm REAL confused. And my Doc is away for a week!!!!! Not sure what to do....any advice would be greatly appreciated!
714288 tn?1243257791 I was wondering if anyone knows if you can take cymbalta on Methadone Maintenance? Any help would be appreciated! Also having a strong smell in urine. Wondering about kidney problems with hep c?
Avatar f tn I am very concerned because this person has been more erratic than usual lately and has a history of suicide attempts. Cymbalta is the only medication she takes - and hormones when she can afford them. (Long story). She sees a therapist but has not had a regular psychiatrist in a while. It's not a good situation and I am now even more worried. I will have to try to talk to her again, but will have to tread lightly because next to the word 'defensive' is a photo of my friend...
Avatar f tn You did not say anything about this, or how many, or how much you took in one day, or if you always ran short. I do think the DR knows what is up. You are lucky to have one that just might be in tune with Addiction and Withdraws these days. If this is it, then he will be able to give you a nice, easy, slow, taper. This way your w/ds will not be as intense or as long, but you were not on them too long anyway. This is just my opinion and I would be curious to know if I hit it right..