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Hi everyone:

I am knew to this website. My name is Boosmom. Of course, it is named after my cat Booboo I was taking Cymbalta 60 mgs for about

a year. My doctor want me to get off it. I started by doing every other day for three weeks, than every three days and then

every four days. My last one was October 19th. I am still having withdrawal symptoms.

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Hi everyone:

I am knew to this website. My name is Boosmom. Of course, it is named after my cat Booboo I was taking Cymbalta 60 mgs for about

a year. My doctor want me to get off it. I started by doing every other day for three weeks, than every three days and then

every four days. My last one was October 19th. I am still having withdrawal symptoms.

 

Hello Boosmom and welcome to SA. Can you please start your own thread here in he introduction section? Coming off ADs by alternating days is very destabilising and can trigger withdrawal symptoms which can last a lot longer than a few days, weeks or even months...

Current: 9/2022 Xanax 0.08, Lexapro 2

2020 Xanax 0.26 (down from 2 mg in 2013), Lexapro 2.85 mg (down from 5 mg 2013)

Amitriptyline (tricyclic AD) and clonazepam for 3 months to treat headache in 1996 
1999. - present Xanax prn up to 3 mg.
2000-2005 Prozac CT twice, 2005-2010 Zoloft CT 3 times, 2010-2013 Escitalopram 10 mg
went from 2.5 to zero on 7 Aug 2013, bad crash 40 days after
reinstated to 5 mg Escitalopram 4Oct 2013 and holding liquid Xanax every 5 hours
28 Jan 2014 Xanax 1.9, 18 Apr  2015 1 mg,  25 June 2015 Lex 4.8, 6 Aug Lexapro 4.6, 1 Jan 2016 0.64  Xanax     9 month hold

24 Sept 2016 4.5 Lex, 17 Oct 4.4 Lex (Nov 0.63 Xanax, Dec 0.625 Xanax), 1 Jan 2017 4.3 Lex, 24 Jan 4.2, 5 Feb 4.1, 24 Mar 4 mg, 10 Apr 3.9 mg, May 3.85, June 3.8, July 3.75, 22 July 3.7, 15 Aug 3.65, 17 Sept 3.6, 1 Jan 2018 3.55, 19 Jan 3.5, 16 Mar 3.4, 14 Apr 3.3, 23 May 3.2, 16 June 3.15, 15 Jul 3.1, 31 Jul 3, 21 Aug 2.9 26 Sept 2.85, 14 Nov Xan 0.61, 1 Dec 0.59, 19 Dec 0.58, 4 Jan 0.565, 6 Feb 0.55, 20 Feb 0.535, 1 Mar 0.505, 10 Mar 0.475, 14 Mar 0.45, 4 Apr 0.415, 13 Apr 0.37, 21 Apr 0.33, 29 Apr 0.29, 10 May 0.27, 17 May 0.25, 28 May 0.22, 19 June 0.22, 21 Jun updose to 0.24, 24 Jun updose to 0.26

Supplements: Omega 3 + Vit E, Vit C, D, magnesium, Taurine, probiotic 

I'm not a medical professional. Any advice I give is based on my own experience and reading. 

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Welcome, Boosmom.

 

I moved your post here to start your Intro topic.

 

The way you went off Cymbalta was probably too fast, plus skipping doses is not a good way to taper. Do you have any Cymbalta left? If I were you, I'd open a capsule and take 10 beads a day, this may stop the withdrawal symptoms. After a while, you can taper off by subtracting beads. Please read:

 

What is withdrawal syndrome?
 
About reinstating and stabilizing to reduce withdrawal symptoms
 
The Windows and Waves Pattern of Stabilization

 

Tips for tapering off Cymbalta (duloxetine)

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

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