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Samiann7: Stuck on Cymbalta. Trintrellix is not the answer.


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My history is long and I've tried many medications. I'm 29. I was on Zoloft age 16-26. Switched to cymbalta age 27-29. Added wellbutrin. Got stuck on cymbalta. I was at 90mg and managed to get down to 60mg but it was terrible. Needed to plan my wedding so I left it at 60mg. it's been over a year and I'm still at 60mg. My Dr said to switch to trintrellix 5mg cold turkey from cymbalta 60mg because there wouldn't be any issues. Day 1 and I'm having withdrawal symptoms. With research I already think trintrellix sounds like bad withdrawal symptoms.

I'm also on gabapentin. I'm also on supplements that have been helping with my anxiety: Ashwaganda, lemon balm, nettle, and b12.

I was on Zoloft age 16-26 (2004-2014).

Switched to cymbalta age 27-29 (2015-now). Added wellbutrin(2016-now).

Got stuck on cymbalta. I was at 90mg and managed to get down to 60mg(2016).

July 2018 My Dr said to switch to trintrellix 5mg cold turkey from cymbalta 60mg (that lasted one day).

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I was on Zoloft age 16-26 (2004-2014).

Switched to cymbalta age 27-29 (2015-now). Added wellbutrin(2016-now).

Got stuck on cymbalta. I was at 90mg and managed to get down to 60mg(2016).

July 2018 My Dr said to switch to trintrellix 5mg cold turkey from cymbalta 60mg (that lasted one day).

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Hi Sammiann7, I am sorry that you have had to wait so long for a reply, we are all volunteers and some are away right now. 

 

You are right that trintellix is no substitute for cymbalta. Are you still taking it? Do you still take wellbutrin? 

What made your doctor switch to trintellix?  Sorry for all the questions, but we need to know in order to give you the best advice. 

It will help us if you can fill in your signature, you can find instructions here... https://www.survivingantidepressants.org/topic/12364-please-put-your-withdrawal-history-in-your-signature/?do=getNewComment  

 

Edited by mammaP

**I am not a medical professional, if in doubt please consult a doctor with withdrawal knowledge.

 

 

Different drugs occasionally (mostly benzos) 1976 - 1981 (no problem)

1993 - 2002 in and out of hospital. every type of drug + ECT. Staring with seroxat

2002  effexor. 

Tapered  March 2012 to March 2013, ending with 5 beads.

Withdrawal April 2013 . Reinstated 5 beads reduced to 4 beads May 2013

Restarted taper  Nov 2013  

OFF EFFEXOR Feb 2015    :D 

Tapered atenolol and omeprazole Dec 2013 - May 2014

 

Tapering tramadol, Feb 2015 100mg , March 2015 50mg  

 July 2017 30mg.  May 15 2018 25mg

Taking fish oil, magnesium, B12, folic acid, bilberry eyebright for eye pressure. 

 

My story http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4199-hello-mammap-checking-in/page-33

 

Lesson learned, slow down taper at lower doses. Taper no more than 10% of CURRENT dose if possible

 

 

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