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JennyLee Starting to decrease my Cymbalta from 90 mg


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I just started removing 25 beads from my 60 mg size of Cymbalta on May 2nd, 2015. I take a 60mg and a 30 mg. Have been on this drug since it came out. I know the doc will tell me to increase the dose because it is not working anymore. I want to try to handle my depression with SAMe. I want to stop Cymbalta completely. I have been through withdrawals before when I was up to 120 mg and had to come down to 90. The doc had me do it in a week. Then told me I shouldn't still be having w/d symptoms a month later! Ha! They really have no clue.

So thanks for the all the great tips and wish me luck...


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Welcome, JennyLee.


It sounds like you have already read Tips for tapering off Cymbalta (duloxetine)


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Hi JennyLee,

I was wondering how you are doing since you last posted. Are you taking SAMe now?

I'm not a doctor.  My comments are not medical advise. These are my opinions based on my own experience and what I've learned. Please discuss your situation with a medical practitioner who has knowledge of tapering and withdrawal...if you are lucky enough to find one.

My Introduction Thread

Full Drug and Withdrawal History

Brief Summary

Several SSRIs for 13 years starting 1997 (for mild to moderate partly situational anxiety) Xanax PRN ~ Various other drugs over the years for side effects

2 month 'taper' off Lexapro 2010

Short acute withdrawal, followed by 2 -3 months of improvement then delayed protracted withdrawal

DX ADHD followed by several years of stimulants and other drugs trying to manage increasing symptoms

Failed reinstatement of Lexapro and trial of Prozac (became suicidal)

May 2013 Found SA, learned about withdrawal, stopped taking drugs...healing begins.

Protracted withdrawal, with a very sensitized nervous system, slowly recovering as time passes

Supplements which have helped: Vitamin C, Magnesium, Taurine

Bad reactions: Many supplements but mostly fish oil and Vitamin D

June 2016 - Started daily juicing, mostly vegetables and lots of greens.

Aug 2016 - Oct 2016 Best window ever, felt almost completely recovered

Oct 2016 -Symptoms returned - bad days and less bad days.

April 2018 - No windows, but significant improvement, it feels like permanent full recovery is close.

VIDEO: Where did the chemical imbalance theory come from?

VIDEO: How are psychiatric diagnoses made?

VIDEO: Why do psychiatric drugs have withdrawal syndromes?

VIDEO: Can psychiatric drugs cause long-lasting negative effects?

VIDEO: Dr. Claire Weekes




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