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scallywag

Joy, you're absolutely right. Each person is going to experience medication discontinuation, tapering and withdrawal in their own individual way.  My ease in this process *may* have to do with my neuro-physiology and/or the fact that I was on the medication for only 5 years and/or the fact that I took only one medication at a time (no switches or dose increases after the first week) and/or some unknown influence.  Bottom line: I lucked out.

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gardenlady

Hi scallyway.  Congrats on getting off of Cymbalta!  I completed a valium taper on 1/11/18 so am newly off of it.  I know I need to stabilize from the benzo taper, but how long do you think I should wait till resuming my Cymbalta taper?  I am at 48 mg.  How do you suggest I approach the taper when I do resume?  10% per month?   I am taking the Teva band generic duloxetine and using the Gemini 20 American Weigh scale that I bought on Amazon.  There are an average of  315 beads in a 60 mg capsule (the capsules vary in # of beads) and I found bead counting too difficult, so I weigh them instead.  Thanks for any advice. 

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Happy2Heal

it's been a long time Scallywag, I hope you're doing well

 

please do pop in if you can and let us know how you are

 

so you'll be coming up to one year off in August?

 

that's just 2 mos sooner than my one year anniversary.  can't wait to hear how things have been

 

 

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Happy2Heal

hope all is well Scallywag,

miss you and your great advice

 

pop by and say hi if you can ok?

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manymoretodays

Hi scallywag!

I hope you know that you are missed by many of us.

many hopes that you are healing nicely!

Love, peace, healing, and growth,

mmt

yes, pop on in soon......even just for a holiday type update, if you will.

 

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ChessieCat

Hi scallywag, it's be a long time.  We'd love to hear from you.  Hope you are doing okay.

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jozeff

Hi scally, thank you for the great spreadsheet and graphs! Wonderful stuff.

 

How are you doing??

 

Jozeff

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Miko789

Hello Scally,

 

hope thimgs are going well for you

 

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Altostrata

Hello, Scallywag! I added our cheerful "here comes the sun" symbol ☼ to the title of your Intro topic, to show you're recovering.

 

Please continue to let us know how you're doing. I hope you will add your story to our Recovery Success Stories eventually!

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scallywag

Long time no post.

 

Thank you all for checking in on me and thank you for your EXTRAORDINARY patience with the radio silence.

(((((gardenlady, Happy2Heal, manymoretodays, ChessieCat, jozeff, miko789, Altostrata,)))))


Thanks too for the sun, Alto!

 

A note: I've updated the online spreadsheet in my signature so it's now working as designed.

 

Life has continued its "life-ing." I do my best to adjust, with greater finesse and ease at some times than others. Aside from spraining my ankle after a recent tumble, I'm well and am thankful to be coming out of a period of low energy and mood. Using my light treatment device in the last week to 10 days has probably been the critical factor in the upswing. Maintaining habits that nourish emotional, mental, and neurological stability seems as if it will always require my attention and intentions, despite wishful thinking that someday "it'll ALL be handled FOREVER."

 

It's been 17 months since my last beads. My weight has dropped (30-40 lbs) over that time back to what it was at the time of my initial prescription. All in all, I'm glad to be safely off cymbalta and to have learned extreme caution about reintroducing any neuroactive medication.

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Frogie

It’s so nice to hear from you!

 

I’ve missed your posts and advice.

 

Hope you continue to heal and check back with the site😊

 

Take care,

 Frogie xx

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tntd

It's so good to hear from you Scallywag. I hope your ankle has healed by now. It's amazing that you have been drug free for 17 - 18 months now.  I'm glad to hear that light therapy is effective for you. The things we have to do to take care of ourselves are good. I think it's great that you are taking that time to make sure that you stay well. 

 

Big hugs,

T

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