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SATURDAY AUG 17 (day 24)

 

12:00pm Woke up after finally being able to get a good 5-6 hours of sleep, after the struggle to get to sleep before 5am. 

12:30pm Vitamin D3 4,000IU

Ate late breakfast/lunch

6:45pm Ate dinner. Appetite seems to be returning to normal a bit. I am only 4 pounds lower than my usual average weight

1:15am Took 8 beads (1.33mg) duloxetine

1:30am Lying down to sleep. Unable to really fall asleep before 3:30/4:00. 

 

SUNDAY AUG 18 (day 25)

 

8:40am Woken up for church. No tremors. 

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

11:30am Ate a full lunch 

1:00pm Got home with a little uneasiness, which grew while watching a movie with the family

3:30 Feeling more at ease again

7:30pm Ate a lighter dinner

12:00am Started getting anxious after obsessive thoughts

12:40am Took 8 beads (1.33 mg) duloxetine

1:00am Lying down in bed. Anxiety grew. Unable to fall asleep until close to 3am. 

 

 

MONDAY AUG 19 (day 26)

 

11:00am Woke up. Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:00pm Had a light breakfast/lunch (cereal) before heading out for my appt 

1:00pm Initial session with CBT therapist 

3:30 Ate lunch

8:15pm Ate dinner

12:00am Took 8 beads (1.33mg) duloxetine

1:00am Went to bed. Fell asleep quicker

 

 

TUESDAY AUG 20 (day 27)

 

10:30am Woke up. Woke up a couple times during the night as has always been normal for me, but fell back asleep quickly each time. It was much easier to fall asleep last night and I ended up getting 8-9 hours of sleep. 

11:00am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

11:15am Ate a tiny bit of cereal. No appetite

1:30pm Ate lunch. Still a lighter appetite

2:00pm Feeling down, so I got outside and did some dirty work cleaning the garage

7:30pm Ate dinner. Larger appetite

11:20pm Took 8 beads (1.33 mg) duloxetine

12:30pm Went to bed. Fell asleep after 30-45 minutes

 

 

Additional notes:

 

-Most days I have very minor tremors after getting out of bed in the morning. Mostly I think it is due to the room I’m sleeping in being cold because I sleep with the fan on high and I sleep underneath a sheet and a thin thermal layer. I believe I am still a hot sleeper like I have always been, but I do believe that the light tremors I get after getting out of bed are due mainly to the temperature in the room instead of anxiety. 

 

-I have started working on the lightest/easiest Exposures after my first CBT session. 

 

-As the days come and go, I have noticed that most of the issues I am dealing with at this point are obsessive in nature. 

I am still giving myself more time to take it as easy as possible, but I am doing a lot of thinking about what the plans might be for me starting a couple weeks from now, especially if I can start to make any amount of progress dealing with the OCD. 

 

-Possible withdrawal-related physical symptoms include a slightly lightened appetite, very mild light-headedness (which could also be due to me not eating quite as much as I usually do), varying difficulty falling asleep (but only if I am feeling particularly anxious), and very very mild tremors after getting out of bed (possibly mainly due to the cold room, and they are not always there.)

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WEDNESDAY AUG 21 (day 28)

8:00am Woke up. Slightly anxious with ruminating thoughts. Unable to really go back to sleep.
9:45am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU. Still have an uneasiness under the surface from the ruminations.
12:00pm Ate lunch, medium appetite.
Still uneasy, and it seems to be growing.
6:30pm Finally started easing up a little
7:00pm Started feeling a little bit of the depersonalization sensation I felt in the past as a kid. Up until now it has been more of a lightheaded feeling, whereas now it’s become a little more intense and I feel more distant
8:30pm Ate dinner. The distanced sensation has started to fade
11:15pm Took 8 beads (1.33mg) duloxetine
12:45am Went to bed after lying on the couch in the dark for an hour to get sleepy


THURSDAY AUG 22 (day 29)

10:00am Woke up
11:00am Got out of bed. It was my first night using the weighted blanket I got. Was a little hot, so I didn’t use it most of the night until morning.
11:15am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU
12:00pm CBT session. Left feeling much more at ease.
2:30pm Ate lunch
7:30pm Ate dinner
11:15pm Took 8 beads (1.33mg) duloxetine
1:15am Went to bed


FRIDAY AUG 23 (day 30)

10:00am Woke up
10:15am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU
11:45am Ate lunch
7:00pm Ate dinner
11:15pm Took 8 beads (1.33mg) duloxetine
11:30pm Went to bed


SATURDAY AUG 24 (day 31)

6:15am Woke up, on purpose
6:30am Light breakfast
8:00am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU
8:15am Second breakfast snack
2:15pm Lunch
7:45pm Dinner
11:15pm Took 8 beads (1.33mg) duloxetine
2:30am Went to bed


SUNDAY AUG 25 (day 32)

9:45am Woke up
10:20am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU
10:30am Light Breakfast
1:00pm Lunch
5:30 Dinner
12:45am Took 8 beads (1.33mg) duloxetine, got stuck out later than I had planned for.
2:30am Went to bed

MONDAY AUG 26 (day 33)

9:30am Woke up, lay in bed for another hour or so. A little underlying sadness/loneliness, but I wouldn’t say anxiety. I think it’s from waking up alone in an empty house after waking up next to somebody for 5 years. When I am feeling better anxiety/OCD-wise, my mind’s focus seems to shift to missing my ex and the companionship I no longer have. Which I guess could also be due to my Obsessive tendencies. I feel like I’d rather be around others ALL the time. I am hoping the loneliness is something that will ease up for me as I get to feeling better on the anxiety and OCD side of things.
11:30am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU
12:00pm Light breakfast/lunch
1:00pm CBT session
3:00pm Lunch
7:30pm Dinner
12:15am Took 8 beads (1.33mg) duloxetine
2:00am Went to bed


TUESDAY AUG 27 (day 34)

9:30am Woke up. Briefly went back to sleep a couple times.
11:00am Got out of bed.
Vitamin D3 4,000 IU
11:30am Ate small breakfast/lunch
Noticing a strange pulsing vibration in my left thigh, almost feels like a muscle twitching deeper inside my leg that I cannot see or feel with my hand.
It’s coming in pulses almost like a heartbeat, but then will stop and come back intermittently.
2:00pm Had a snack, saving appetite for dinner at the baseball game tonight.
3:00pm Started reading the Akathisia thread on the forums to see if my leg issue sounded similar to anything on there. Still not sure, but letting it go for now.
7:00pm Dinner at the game
12:00am Took 8 beads (1.33mg) duloxetine
2:00am Went to bed


WEDNESDAY AUG 28 (day 35)

10:30am Got out of bed after lying there for a while. Vitamin D3 4,000 IU
11:00am Light breakfast
3:00pm Big Lunch
9:30pm Snacks
12:00am Took 8 beads (1.33mg) duloxetine 
3:00am Went to bed


I now have a constant feeling (of varying degree) of what I have been calling “light-headedness”, but I believe it is actually a very mild version of the depersonalization feeling, because it is constant at varying degrees and I do not have dizziness or other symptoms related to light-headedness, besides getting vertigo sometimes after maybe standing up too fast. I have not been that nervous about the depersonalization sensation because I have felt this feeling before as a kid, probably after trying medications or switching to find one that worked, but I am hoping (like everything else) that it does not get much worse.
I find myself getting nervous about what symptoms might hit me as time wears on. I’m now nearing the 2-month mark after taking my last ~5-ish mg dose on July 2nd (after tapering too fast and then alternating days), and I am now 5 weeks into my reinstatement attempt.

Even with the slight physical symptoms considered, the last 6 or 7 days I have actually felt a good bit better, mostly mentally. My appetite is pretty much back to normal. My mind has not been terrorizing me as much as it was before my CBT session last Thursday. Honestly, I’m not sure what to think about it. I’m not getting too excited about anything, progress or not. In the absence of some of the anxiety/OCD issues, I have noticed I begin feeling the loneliness more that was there before. I also still have a slight lingering bleak feeling but it’s mainly about the loneliness and uncertainty of the additional symptoms that could possibly hit me soon, as well as other life ponderings/decisions. But the living day-to-day has become a bit easier.

Hoping this is not just a long window, but instead maybe a sign that my main issue has been my natural OCD, and that being able to restructure my ways of thinking is in-fact having a huge impact. Who knows.
 

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THURSDAY AUG 29 (day 36)

 

11:00am Got out of bed after lying awake for a half hour. Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

11:30am Light breakfast 

3:30pm Lunch

8:30pm Dinner

11:30pm Took 8 beads (1.33mg) duloxetine 

2:00am Went to sleep

 

 

FRIDAY AUG 30 (day 37)

 

10:00am Woke up and lay in bed for a while. My body is waking me up around the same time everyday no matter what time I go to sleep. So I guess I’ll try to go to sleep earlier and see how early I wake up. 

11:00am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:30pm Big lunch

6:30pm Dinner

11:00pm 1.5 mg Duloxetine

11:15pm Went to bed, fell asleep after a while

 

 

SATURDAY AUG 31 (day 38)

 

9:00am Got out of bed. 

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

9:15am Light breakfast

1:30pm Light lunch

6:00pm Dinner

11:00pm 1.5 mg Duloxetine

11:30am Went to bed

12:15am Unable to sleep, feeling some tightness in my chest. Still being bothered by a lot of thoughts about the future and trying to decide the path to take all day

 

 

SUNDAY SEPT 1 (day 39)

 

8:45am Woken up for church

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:30pm Lunch

6:00pm Dinner

10:30pm 1.5mg duloxetine

12:00am Went to bed

 

MONDAY SEPT 2 (day 40)

 

10:00am Got out of bed

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:30am Light breakfast 

2:15pm Lunch

7:30pm Dinner

10:45pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

12:30am Went to bed

 

TUESDAY SEPT 3 (day 41)

 

8:45am Woke up. Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:00pm Lunch

7:30pm Dinner

10:30pm 1.5mg Duloxetine

12:00am Went to sleep

 

WEDNESDAY SEPT 4 (day 42)

 

9:00am Woke up for good

9:30am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:00am Light breakfast

1:30pm Lunch

6:30pm Dinner

11:00pm 1.5mg duloxetine

12:50am Went to bed

 

 

THURSDAY SEPT 5 (day 43)

 

8:45am Woke up, mind racing, struggled to get back to sleep

10:20am Finally just got out of bed

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:45am Breakfast

11:00am The racing mind this morning has seemed to cause some anxiety for me. I am also feeling a decent amount of light-headedness/depersonalization/I’m still not sure. 

4:30pm Snack

6:30pm Dinner

11:00pm 1.5mg duloxetine

12:50am Went to bed. But didn’t fall asleep for at least an hour. 

 

 

FRIDAY SEPT 6 (day 44)

 

9:30am Woke up. Had trouble sleeping during the night, woke up frequently and couldn’t go back to sleep for a while. Maybe due to being nervous about going back to LA. 

10:40am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

11:00am Breakfast

6:30pm Dinner

11:40pm 1.5mg Duloxetine

11:45pm Went to bed

 

Ended up rescheduling my flight back to LA for a week from tomorrow. 

 

SATURDAY SEPT 7 (day 45)

 

10:00am Got out of bed

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:15am Light Breakfast

1:00pm Lunch

7:00pm Dinner

12:00am 1.5 mg duloxetine

1:00am Went to bed

 

Been feeling more at ease again, probably because I was probably just anxious about going back. 

 

 

SUNDAY SEPT 8 (day 46)

 

9:30am Got out of bed 

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:00am Light breakfast 

1:00pm Lunch

6:00pm Dinner

12:30am 1.5 mg duloxetine 

1:00am Went to bed

 

MONDAY SEPT 9 (day 47)

 

10:00am Got out of bed 

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:30am Light breakfast

2:45 pm Lunch

6:30pm Dinner

12:00am 1.5 mg duloxetine

Went to bed

 

TUESDAY SEPT 10 (day 48)

 

10:00am Got out of bed

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

1:00pm Lunch

7:00pm Dinner

Feeling anxious after being triggered by an article I read. I have also been feeling down about the state of my life for most of the day. 

11:45pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

1:30am Went to bed

 

WEDNESDAY SEPT 11 (day 49)

 

10:30am Got out of bed. I was able to sleep pretty well, I think. My mind got tired by the end of the night and I was falling asleep so I guess that’s the trick when I’m having those issues. Stay up till I’m falling asleep. 

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU. 

11:45am Light Lunch

12:00pm My mind is still tormenting me today. It feels as though it just won’t rest. That restless mind paired with the obsessive thoughts I’ve been being bombarded with feels like my mind wants to torment me and not let me feel at ease. 

9:45pm Dinner

12:15am 1.5 mg duloxetine

12:20am Went to bed

 

 

THURSDAY SEPT 12 (day 50)

 

10:00am Got out of bed

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:30am Light breakfast 

3:00pm Lunch

5:45pm Light dinner

8:15pm More dinner

12:30am 1.5 mg duloxetine

2:00am Went to bed. Trying to stretch my days later to make the transition back to pacific time easier.

 

I AM nervous about going back to LA. I’m not sure how much harder it’s going to be for me to handle the obsessions and anxiety being there without the extra comfort of knowing I am home where my support system is. 

 

The mental turmoil I have felt so far has mainly been obsessing over common OCD themes, and the anxiety that comes because of that obsessing, and the down/ slight depressive outlook that can come with OCD. 

 

Still feeling a bit of the “light-headedness”/“floaty” feeling, though I have gotten used to it being there. 

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FRIDAY SEPT 13 (day 51)

 

9:30am Woke up. Would try to go back to sleep for an additional hour or so, but unsuccessfully. 

11:00am Got out of bed. 

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

11:15am Light Breakfast

2:00pm Lunch

6:00pm Dinner

1:00am 1.5 mg duloxetine

1:30am Went to bed

 

 

SATURDAY SEPT 14 (day 52)

 

9:00am Got up

9:15am Breakfast

1:30pm Lunch

Started getting anxious about going back to LA and anxious about flying. 

5:20pm Flight back to LA

8:15pm (PT) Dinner

11:00pm (PT) 1.5 mg duloxetine 

1:15am (PT) Went to bed 

 

 

SUNDAY SEPT 15 (day 53)

 

9:00am Woke up for good

12:00pm Vitamin D3 4,000 IU (forgot earlier)

1:45pm Lunch

6:15pm Dinner

10:45pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

12:20am Went to bed 

 

 

MONDAY SEPT 16 (day 54)

 

8:00am Woke up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:30am Breakfast

6:00pm Dinner

10:45pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

12:30am Went to bed 

 

Had a little bit of health anxiety trouble today after a shot at the doctor's office resulted in a burst blood vessel and a small hematoma under the skin in a delicate area. Ended up going to an urgent care clinic TWICE later in the day just to make sure everything was alright. 

 

 

TUESDAY SEPT 17 (day 55)

 

9:45am Got out of bed. Slept only 2 hours all night, I was very anxious about my health. Been checking my temperature a lot for the last several hours to see if I was going to have an infection. Started feeling an intermittent abnormal sensation in my chest which was probably just due to anxiety from all of this. 

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:45am Ended up going to the ER, I was nervous because I thought I was having abnormal heart activity of some kind. Plus I was unclear if I was at danger from an infection from the hematoma. All tests came back fine. 

2:00pm Got back home and had to shower real well, wash and disinfect my clothes that I had worn to the hospital, and wipe out my car seat with alcohol. 

Ate lunch. 

6:30pm Went back to an urgent care clinic after having a truly strange thing happen on my thigh where I felt a pinch and then saw some tiny spider veins show up and stay there. At least I thought I was seeing them appear. I’m not sure if maybe they were there already because my legs are hairy so I probably wouldn’t have normally noticed. 

8:00pm Dinner

10:30pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

11:00pm Went to bed 

 

 

WEDNESDAY SEPT 18 (day 56)

 

9:00am Woke up

10:15am Got out of bed

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:30am Early lunch

12:00pm Starting to get anxious again about health issues, my OCD is not letting up. 

7:15pm I was at the airport about to fly back home because I was so anxious during the day that I didn’t know if I could handle being out here without my support. I left the airport after checking in because I started feeling a tiny sharp pain in the bladder area and some discomfort where the ureter tubes run through the body. Then started wondering if all the back soreness and discomfort I’ve felt for the last 2+ months could be a sign of kidney problems, especially if I started having issues show up in the rest of the urinary tract. I tried to get to an urgent care before they closed, but I didn’t make it in time. Maybe that’s a good thing. I may need to move back home indefinitely to help me get through the anxiety and at least until I have become skilled at handling my OCD and the resulting anxiety. Big decision to make soon. 

9:15pm Back at the apartment. Ate dinner. 

11:00pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

12:30am Went to bed

 

I think my main problem is my actual OCD. I was non-functional like this when I was a kid and first had it pop up. I haven’t been like this much in the last 19 years because I was on medication and it really did help me. 

 

The only physical symptoms that are typical of withdrawal that I have felt are the “floatiness” (though that seems to have either dissipated lately or perhaps I’ve just become normalized to it, because I’m certainly less aware of it if it’s there), and MAYBE some tinnitus—but I don’t even really think it’s tinnitus because it’s not like the typical ringing ear you get with that discernible tone, what I have NOTICED hearing since sometime last night is almost like a really faint buzzing that seems to be in rhythm with my pulse. And I have had a slightly stuffy head and just the tiniest hint of burning eyes since I got back to LA, so I’m thinking it could be just a little allergy/hay fever reaction to coming back after being in a different environment and climate for a month. It sounds like it does sometimes when you have a really stuffy head or a fever (or both), and you can hear that kind of white noise sound that seems to fluctuate with your pulse. But before last night, I hadn’t noticed anything like that.

 

^^ Expanding on that and every little “new” thing I notice feels a lot like OCD. Maybe these things are completely normal and have been there all along but I am now noticing them because I am so hyper aware of everything because I’m afraid. 

 

 

THURSDAY SEPT 19 (day 57)

 

8:30am Woke up for good

10:00am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

11:00am Light lunch

6:30pm Dinner

10:45pm 1.5 mg Duloxetine

11:00pm Late snacks

1:30am Went to bed

 

Had a bit of a better day today. Was able to spend time during the day with my roommate, whereas I am usually home alone during the day, which has been an issue. I still had some thoughts and underlying anxiety about what the future holds for me—on a daily basis I have thoughts about withdrawal, and I am first and foremost worried about if and when symptoms are going to hit me, and how hard it will hit me. The worry over it may be getting more difficult as I am approaching the 3-month mark since my last “weaning” dose at the beginning of July, and I know that a lot of members on the forum have said things about withdrawal hitting them around the 3-month mark. So I’m scared about that.

 

But the fact that I am so focused on and anxious about things I haven’t even felt yet, that I haven’t had too many of the physical symptoms that others have described, and that my main psychological issues to this point have fallen into several of the different areas that are extremely common and typical with OCD makes me think that my problem is in-fact mainly my OCD, and that I have been freaking out about every little feeling in my body or seemingly new sensation that pops up, possibly for no reason. I am scared of all the withdrawal symptoms I have read about on the site even before I have had them, and who knows how much of anything physical that I have felt could have been a result of all of my worrying about whether I was going to start feeling the symptoms others have described. I believe that is called psychosomatic or something like that, where your mind actually causes you to feel the things it’s focused on.

 

This is how I had become as a kid before I ever started on the medicine. I just have a few different themes now compared to what I was mainly focused on back then. But the health anxiety is definitely the same. 

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FRIDAY SEPT 20 (day 58)

 

9:00am Woke up

9:45am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:30pm Lunch

6:30pm Dinner

11:00pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

12:30am Went to bed

 

 

SATURDAY SEPT 21 (day 59)

 

10:30 Got up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

2:00pm Lunch

8:30 Dinner

11:00pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

2:30am Went to bed

 

 

SUNDAY SEPT 22 (day 60)

 

9:30am Woke up 

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:15am Church

12:30 Lunch

7:00pm Dinner

11:00pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

12:15am Went to bed

 

MONDAY SEPT 23 (day 61)

 

8:30am Woke up

9:45am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:15am Snack

2:00pm Lunch

7:00pm Dinner

11:45pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

1:15am Went to bed

 

TUESDAY SEPT 24 (day 62)

 

9:15am Woke up

10:40am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:15pm Light lunch. Lost appetite after one pb&j sandwich. That’s been happening sometimes randomly

7:15pm Dinner

10:45pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

1:30am Went to bed

 

WEDNESDAY SEPT 25 (day 63)

 

9:30am Woke up. Woke up for an hour in the middle of the night with my mind racing. 

10:00am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

1:45pm Lunch

7:00pm Dinner

10:45pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

12:30 Went to bed 

 

THURSDAY SEPT 26 (day 64)

 

7:00am Woke up

7:45am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:30pm Lunch

5:00pm Dinner

10:45pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

11:45pm Went to bed

 

 

FRIDAY SEPT 27 (day 65)

 

7:00am Woke up

9:00am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:45pm Lunch

9:15pm Dinner

11:00pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

3:00am Went to bed

 

SATURDAY SEPT 28 (day 66)

 

8:00am Woke up

9:20am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:30am Breakfast

6:00pm Dinner

11:20pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

1:30am Went to bed

 

SUNDAY SEPT 29 (day 67)

 

8:00am Woke up

8:30am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

1:30pm Lunch

7:00pm Dinner

12:00am 1.5 mg duloxetine 

12:30am Went to bed

 

 

MONDAY SEPT 30 (day 68)

 

8:00am Woke up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

8:30am Breakfast

1:00pm Lunch

7:00pm Dinner

11:00pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

11:30 Went to bed

 

TUESDAY OCT 1 (day 69)

 

5:30am Woke up

6:00am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

6:30am Breakfast

1:00pm (MT) Lunch

7:00pm (CT) Dinner

12:30am Finally got back home after a 2 day drive

12:45am 1.5 mg duloxetine

2:00am Went to bed

3:00am Woke up with some queasiness for a little while

 

WEDNESDAY OCT 2 (day 70)

 

9:00am Got out of bed

9:15am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

1:00pm Lunch

7:15pm Dinner

8:45pm Started feeling a little of that queasiness again

12:00am 1.5 mg duloxetine

12:10am Went to bed

 

THURSDAY OCT 3 (day 71)

 

9:00am Woke up

11:00am Got out of bed 

11:15am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

11:45am Light Breakfast

7:30pm Light dinner

11:15pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

12:00am Went to bed

 

FRIDAY OCT 4 (day 72)

 

9:30am Woke up

11:30am Light breakfast

2:30pm Lunch

8:00pm Dinner

10:10pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

12:15am Went to bed

 

SATURDAY OCT 5 (day 73)

 

10:00am Woke up for good

10:20am Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:45am Light Breakfast

7:15pm Dinner

10:00pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

2:00am Went to bed

 

SUNDAY OCT 6 (day 74)

 

9:30am Woke up

11:45am Lunch

6:30pm Dinner

10:20pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

1:15am Went to bed

 

MONDAY OCT 7 (day 75)

 

11:00am Woke up for good

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

11:30am Light Breakfast

6:00pm Dinner

10:00pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

2:30am Went to bed

 

TUESDAY OCT 8 (day 76)

 

12:00pm Got up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:15pm Light breakfast

3:15pm Light lunch

7:30pm Dinner

10:00pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

2:00am Went to bed

 

WEDNESDAY OCT 9 (day 77)

 

12:00pm Got up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:30pm Lunch

7:00pm Light dinner

11:30pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

2:00am Went to bed

 

THURSDAY OCT 10 (day 78)

 

12:00pm Got up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:15pm Breakfast

6:00pm Dinner

10:45pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

2:00am Went to bed

 

FRIDAY OCT 11 (day 79)

 

12:30pm Got up

1:00pm Breakfast

3:30pm Lunch

7:00pm Dinner

10:15pm 1.5 mg duloxetine 

2:00pm Went to bed

 

SATURDAY OCT 12 (day 80)

 

12:00pm Got up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:15pm Breakfast/Lunch

7:30pm Dinner

10:30pm 1.5 mg duloxetine 

1:30am Went to bed

 

SUNDAY OCT 13 (day 81)

 

11:00am Got up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

11:30am Breakfast

6:45pm Dinner

10:00pm 1.5 mg Duloxetine 

2:30am Went to bed

 

MONDAY OCT 14 (day 82)

 

12:00pm Got up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:30pm Lunch

7:30pm Dinner

11:00pm 1.5 mg Duloxetine

1:30am Went to bed

 

TUESDAY OCT 15 (day 83)

 

11:45am Got up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:00pm Lunch

7:30pm Dinner

10:15pm 1.5 mg Duloxetine

1:30am Went to bed

 

WEDNESDAY OCT 16 (day 84)

 

12:00pm Got up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:15pm Lunch

6:15pm Dinner

10:10pm 1.5 mg duloxetine

1:45am Went to bed

 

THURSDAY OCT 17 (day 85)

 

12:00pm Got up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:45pm Lunch

6:30pm Dinner

10:00pm 1.5 mg Duloxetine

2:00am Went to bed

 

 

FRIDAY OCT 18 (day 86)

 

11:45am Got up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

12:15pm Lunch

6:45pm Dinner

12:20am 1.5 mg duloxetine

3:00am Went to bed

 

SATURDAY OCT 19 (day 87)

 

10:30am Got up

Vitamin D3 4,000 IU

10:45am Breakfast

3:30pm Lunch

7:15pm Dinner

12:15am 1.5 mg duloxetine

3:00am Went to bed

 

 

 

-Occasional ringing ears, but not bad. 
-I believe my allergies all around have gotten worse since stopping my regular higher dosage, felt in my head, throat, and skin. 
 

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Altostrata

So you don't seem to have any other withdrawal-related symptoms throughout the day? Your pattern looks very stable.

 

How's your sleep? Are you having occasional sleeplessness? How often?

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I have been having to urinate more frequently for a few weeks now...I’m not sure if that’s an issue that anybody else has dealt with, but I’ll be checking with the Doctor about that in a couple weeks to rule out any other causes. 
Other than that and the two I mentioned in the previous post, that’s pretty much it right now. 
I’m still dealing with the OCD issues, but I’m pretty sure that’s just how my brain naturally works because those are the issues I started having years ago that led to getting on medicine in the first place. 
 

I don’t believe I’m experiencing anything that I would call sleeplessness, I always wake up a couple times during the night, but I did while on the meds as well. Most of the time it’s to use the restroom, but even if I just wake up for no reason I am usually able to get back to sleep pretty quickly. 
My length of sleep has actually gotten longer since a few weeks ago when I couldn’t sleep past 7-8 hours. Overall, I haven’t had that much of a sleep issue during this whole process. 

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On 10/20/2019 at 8:56 PM, DavidfromTexas said:

I have been having to urinate more frequently for a few weeks now.

At one point  during my withdrawals, it seemed as though I was frequently waking in the middle of the night to urinate. I started limiting the amount of liquids I consume after 6pm. I have chronic insomnia and I still wake up but it doesn't seem to be related to the urge to urinate, at least not as often.

If you google Duloxetine and overactive bladder, you will find Cymbalta is used to treat it.  

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