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Rooker: How long will I feel sick?


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Now I know why people with addictions have it so hard giving up their drug! If I feel this awful going off my anti depressants, I can't imagine going off a real addiction cold turkey. What is it that they give the addicts to help them with their withdrawal symptoms? Would it help me? Should I ask my doctors? It's frustrating when it's a beautiful day in Florida, we come a lot in the cold months, and i am only able to do so much because I am so dizzy,weak naucus. At first I thought I was just imagining these symptoms. I told myself I am fine. Right! This is real and I want it to stop. I need to be able to enjoy my life, not lay around feeling awful.

What do you suggest, anything? Just wait and hope for the best? Cold turkey, I really thought I stopped taking them slow enough, but obviously not. I should have gotten educated first about this. The Cymbalta had me sweating like I never did before even in menopause! I had enough of trying to.have the side effects go away.

I am just rambling. Any advice would be helpful.



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Hello, Rooker. Thanks for joining us.


What were you taking, how much, and how long have you been off? Was it Cymbalta? What was your taper?

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Hi Rooker;


Sorry you are feeling so bad but yes, I hope you will give us a tad more info. There are a number of things you can do to feel better.


As far as I have been able to tell the withdrawal from AD's is easily as bad as any drug, but even worse since the drugs have been designed to chemically alter our brains.


I hope you write again. Crocus


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Hi rooker,


Welcome to the forum.


I can't say how long, that depends on a lot of things. But it's important to know that it doesn't last forever...



"Well my ship's been split to splinters and it's sinking fast
I'm drowning in the poison, got no future, got no past
But my heart is not weary, it's light and it's free
I've got nothing but affection for all those who sailed with me.

Everybody's moving, if they ain't already there
Everybody's got to move somewhere
Stick with me baby, stick with me anyhow
Things should start to get interesting right about now."

- Zimmerman

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Hi Rooker. Nice to meet you! I wish I had an answer for you about how long, but who knows. Everyone is different. Fish Oil helps repair the brain faster I believe. I hope you feel better soon. Welcome to the forum.

Taper from Cymbalta, Paxil, Prozac & Antipsychotics finished June 2012.

Xanax 5% Taper - (8/12 - .5 mg) - (9/12 - .45) - (10/12 - .43) - (11/12 - .41) - (12/12 - .38)

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