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Hey everyone... Just joined..I was looking for help coming off cymbalta. I have only been on it for 4 or 5 months but a bunch of other stuff for the last year or so... I didn't like the side effects so my gp told me to cut down to 30 mgs from my 60 . I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 2 months ago but was diagnosed with crps almost 2 years ago...so needless to say I have been in pain for 2 years...this absolutely sucks... Now coming off the cymbalta I'm all over the map from laughing to crying within minutes...more crying than anything..don't want to tell kids ( they are older) and my husband works away...so left here alone to try and deal..having a very bad day and not sure if its worth it..

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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Hi Trfielder,

Welcome to the forum, I'm sorry you are having to go through this, it sounds like you've been having a hard time, especially having to deal with it alone.  But you have found this site, so will be able to get some support and help now.

 

You've only been on the Cymbalta for a short time, so it may not be too difficult  once you become stable and start a proper taper.

 

How long ago did you drop from 60 to 30?

 

Its recommended that you taper by 10% at a time, here is a link to our Cymbalta tapering thread:

 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/283-tips-for-tapering-off-cymbalta-duloxetine/

 

You may need to reinstate and taper slower, but someone with more experience will be able to help you with that, others should be along soon with more help.

 

Petu.

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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Hi Trfielder,

welcome from my side too! I am currently tapering off CYMBALTA - also from 60 mg and I also only took the full dosage for almost 3 months.Your mood doesn't sound good right now but that can be a symptom from your withdrawal so don’t let your NS bring you down!How fast and with what dosage did you taper down? For me a 10 mg reduction every 3-4 weeks worked fine so far but I will go slower when I reach 30 mg.

 

All the best!

 

Sly ;)

My dog:
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My method of measuring beads: http://survivinganti...-counting-them/
My thread: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/4856-sly-on-cymbalta-and-tapering/?p=61238

 

2013 - 28. December - Cymbalta 2 mg

2013 - 16. December - Cymbalta 5 mg - 12 days

2013 - 02. December - Cymbalta 8 mg - 14 days

2013 - 17. November - Cymbalta 12 mg - 15 days

2013 - 28. October - Cymbalta 16 mg - 20 days

2013 - 11. October - Cymbalta 22 mg - 17 days
2013 - 19. September - Cymbalta 30 mg - 22 days
2013 - 26. August - Cymbalta 40 mg - 24 days
2013 - 04. August - Cymbalta 50 mg - 22 days

S T A R T Tapering Cymbalta 60 mg - after 88 days

:wacko:Constant side effects: Libido, sometimes slight headache, muscle stiffness, sometimes slight tinnitus, weight gain.
2013 - June / July- Cymbalta 60 mg Ongoing stable situation.

2013 - 18. May - Cymbalta 60 mg Effect: Depression is gone! Anxiety is getting significantly better!

2013 - 08. May - Cymbalta 60 mg Incease the dose of 30 mg in the morning with an evening dose of another 30 mg.Again symptoms when inceasing the dosage but weaker this time.

2013 - 01. May - Cymbalta 30 mg Starting with 30 mg for 7 days with very bad side effects for about 4 days.

2013 - Mid April Diagnosis: Stress related nervous breakdown with following depression and anxiety.

I am: male, 52 years old, 85 kg heavy, 1,88 m tall, runner, non smoker, living in Germany

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Had to take 30 mgs of cymbalta around noon today! Was so dizzy and disoriented could barely get dressed kept forgetting what I was doing...feeling better but still not right see how things are in the morning may have to take the full 60. Have a 3hour round trip to pick my youngest up from University...I can't show her any weakness. She tried to not go away to school afraid to leave me home alone...so a full weekend of pretending and putting on a good face. Anything for my kids ill just take a few days to recover once she goes back to school...

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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Hi Trfielder

 

Petu provided good advice.  Please do read through our topic on cymbalta withdrawal.  You might have more success by removing a number of beads from each capsule and gradually lowering your dosage.  We do recommend no more than a 10% decrement to begin with and then once you see how your body reacts you can adjust from there.  Some people will be able to go more quickly and others will have to go more slowly.

 

It sounds like you have had to re-instate to a full dose of 60 mg. How long were you at the lower dose of 30 mg?  Re-instating the full dose or a little less than the full dose should help minimize the difficult symptoms you are experiencing, but don't switch up what you are taking.  Pick a dose and stick with it for a period of time until you determine whether you are more stable.

 

When you get a chance, please add your signature: http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/893-please-put-your-withdrawal-history-in-your-signature/.  Whenever you post a question or an update your signature will post.  This will help others understand your drug history and tailor their suggestions to your situation.

 

Welcome to the forum.

 

Karma

2007 @ 375 mg Effexor - 11/29/2011 - 43.75 mg Effexor (regular) & .625 mg Xanax

200 mg Gabapentin 2/27/21 - 194.5 mg, 5/28/21 - 183 mg, 8/2/21 - 170 mg, 11/28/21 - 150 mg, 4/19/22 - 122 mg; 8//7/22 - 100 mg
Xanax taper: 3/11/12 - 0.9375 mg, 3/25/12 - 0.875 mg, 4/6/12 - 0.8125 mg, 4/18/12 - 0.75 mg; 1/16 0.6875 mg; at some point 0.625 mg
Effexor taper: 1/29/12 - 40.625 mg, 4/29/12 - 39.875 mg, 5/11/12 - Switched to liquid Effexor, 5/25/12 - 38 mg, 7/6/12 - 35 mg, 8/17/12 - 32 mg, 9/14/12 - 30 mg, 10/19/12 - 28 mg, 11/9/12 - 26 mg, 11/30/12 - 24 mg, 01/14/13 - 22 mg. 02/25/13 - 20.8 mg, 03/18/13 - 19.2 mg, 4/15/13 - 17.6 mg, 8/10/13 - 16.4 mg, 9/7/13 - 15.2 mg, 10/19/13 - 14 mg, 1/15/14 - 13.2 mg, 3/1/2014 - 12.6 mg, 5/4/14 - 12 mg, 8/1/14 - 11.4 mg, 8/29/14 - 10.8 mg; 10/14/14 - 10.2 mg; 12/15/14 - 10 mg, 1/11/15 - 9.5 mg, 2/8/15 - 9 mg, 3/21/15 - 8.5 mg, 5/1/15 - 8 mg, 6/9/15 - 7.5 mg, 7/8/15 - 7 mg, 8/22/15 - 6.5 mg, 10/4/15 - 6 mg; 1/1/16 - 5.6 mg; 2/6/16 - 5.2 mg; 4/9 - 4.8 mg; 7/7 4.5 mg; 10/7 4.25 mg; 11/4 4.0 mg; 11/25 3.8 mg; 4/24 3.6 mg; 5/27 3.4 mg; 7/8 3.2 mg ... 10/18 2.8 mg; 1/18 2.6 mg; 4/7 2.4 mg; 5/26 2.15mg; 8/18 1.85 mg; 10/7 1.7 mg; 12/1 1.45 mg; 3/2 1.2 mg; 5/4 0.90 mg; 6/1 0.80 mg; 6/22 0.65 mg; 08/03 0.50 mg, 08/10 0.45 mg, 10/05 0.325 mg, 11/23 0.2 mg, 12/14 0.15 mg, 12/21 0.125 mg, 02/28 0.03125 mg, 2/15 0.015625 mg, 2/29/20 0.00 mg - OFF Effexor


I am not a medical professional - this is not medical advice. My suggestions are based on personal experience, reading, observation and anecdotal information posted by other sufferers

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Sorry you are finding it hard just now. Most doctors recommend a too fast taper and it causes untold misery! 

I hope you feel better today and can stabilise without more pain. I would give it a month or so before attempting

a cut then take it slowly as advised. I think most of us attempted it the doctors way before finding this site and 

taking it slowly. I hope you can manage to taper without a minimum of discomfort, fibromyalgia is horrid without

having withdrawal to make it worse. 

**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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Well was back to dr to discuss my wd ....wow waste of time...he says I need to stay on cymbalta for a while and yes some people have a hard time coming off!!!! So I thanked him for letting me know what could happen doing it his way..being a little sarcastic!! He has been my dr since I was 6 weeks old. Maybe have a clue who your patients are.. Had to remind him that I had been to the rhumetoligist Now all of a sudden he wants me to do a sleep study. That is all that is wrong with me...I don't know gp over specialist ....there was a train crash in the news and a sleep disorder it what he says caused it.... Sorry for the rant....just want to feel normal again...so angry that dr doesn't listen...hate the cymbalta side effects and still in pain.......

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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Why a sleep study?

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My dr now thinks all of my issues are from sleep issues....I have been experiencing a lot of pain and joint issues for over a year was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. So now he figures I will be all better if I stay on cymbalta and figure out my sleep issues...I have never needed a lot of sleep 6 hours is usually good but lately can't get enough...bed at 9 pm up at. 6 or7. Napping for 2 to 3 hrs a day and feel exhausted all the time....

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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If you are having side effects, your body is not getting along well with the drug. You might feel better on less.

 

Doctors have an almost religious faith in these drugs. However, Cymbalta has been oversold for pain. See http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1041-cymbalta-for-fibro/

 

You might want to print this out for him http://curetogether.com/blog/2011/08/10/patients-say-fibromyalgia-drugs-make-things-worse-rest-is-best/

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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Thanks for the links..still reading through but the study is great...definitely showing to my dr ... Going to set up another appt with him..not sure if I'm going to keep him as my dr..not getting the care I feel he should be giving... Trying to taper off the cymbalta. Again...at least I know what to expect this time Thanks for the help and support

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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Well so far so good with coming off cymbalta..... The worst of it is not sleeping which I need for the fibro....the cymbalta was helping with the pain...I think. Or maybe I'm in a flare up . Feeling rather crappy. But not nearly as bad as last time. Now the biggest challenge is getting my dr to work with me...I asked him to fill out disability papers for me and he refused till I do this sleep study...still don't know when that is... So until then I'm a drain financially on my husband...guilt... I have not been able to work in almost a year..doing the dishes is enough to put me down for an hour...I still do all that I can and a lot more than others I know with fibro but the thought of trying to go to work every day scares the crap out of me..I know that I physically can't do do it never mind mentally... Any ideas how to get my dr to work with me not just write a new prescription?????

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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How many beads are you removing from your dose, and how often?

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I had (have) a fibro diagnosis. The only reason I can think of coming off drugs is the changes going on CPAP made. I talked with 3 drs. about sleep studies, they all dropped it when I said my husband said I snored but did not pause in my breathing. When I heard an infomercial on how frequently people have sleep apnea with fatigue as the only symptom, I referred myself. I had a major problem. They said the real damage from it comes from the little squirt of adrenaline that ends each episode. Incidentally, my sister was diagnosed many years ago. In the past year, my mom and 2 more sisters were diagnosed. Apparently a little genetic narrowing in the back of the throat...we all snored as children. But between us, we have 3 husbands...all say we never stopped breathing.

 

Good luck!

1st round Prozac 1989/90, clear depression symptoms. 2nd round Prozac started 1999 when admitted to dr. I was tired. Prozac pooped out, switch to Cymbalta 3/2006. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder due to mania 6/2006--then I was taken abruptly off Cymbalta and didn't know I had SSRI withdrawal. Lots of meds for my intractable "bipolar" symptoms.

Zyprexa started about 9/06, mostly 5mg. Tapered 4/12 through12/29/12

Wellbutrin. XL 300 mg started 1/07, tapered 1/18/13 through 7/8/13

Oxazepam mostly continuously since 6/06, 30mg since 12/12, tapered 1.17.14 through 8.26.15

11/06 Lithium 600mg twice daily, 2.2.14 400mg TID DIY liquid, 2.12.14 1150mg, 3.2.14 1100mg, 3.18.14 1075mg, 4/14 updose to 1100mg, 6.1.14 900 mg capsules 7.8.14 810mg, 8.17.14 725mg, 8.24.24 700mg...10.22.14 487.5mg, 3.9.15 475mg, 4.1.15 462.5mg 4.21.15 450mg 8.11.15 375mg, 11.28.15 362.5mg, back to 375mg four days later, 3.4.16 updose to 475 (too much going on to risk trouble)

9/4/13 Toprol-XL 25mg daily for sudden hypertension, tapered 11.12.13 through 5.3.14, last 10 days or so switched to atenolol

7.4.14 Started Walsh Protocol

56 years old

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Well I did the bad again and cut from 60 to 30. Mg. which was ok last time it was the 30 to 0 that threw me for a loop. So I will taper slowly this time but not for a few weeks...

 

As for the sleeping. I have always snored but I have recently woken up choking. I have also found that some nights I don't seem to be getting enough air in.. Yes I smoke but I have been cutting that down as well.

 

I have a lot more symptoms than just tired. I saw a rhumetoligist and he checked all the pressure points for fibro. I'm coming off meds because I don't like the side effects and the cost is very high.

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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Help .... I'm 5 days cymbalta free ...the only problem I'm having is dizziness and I feel like I have water on my brain( if that makes sense) I'm dizzy sitting still and every movement makes it worse!!!!!

Is this just wd or should I be seeing a doctor? I figured it would lessen each day but it seems to be getting worse...

Any advice please

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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You have withdrawal symptoms from tapering too fast. Please read the topic on tapering Cymbalta -- Petu gave you the link.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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I know that is what it is. I am determined not to take even 1 more bead of that toxic crap! I was just looking for suggestions of what might help lessen the wd symptoms without taking cymbalta...I am very stubborn. I did another search and found some info but thanks for answering..I will try to post as time goes on...I was just having a panic moment..I'm ok now. I think hahaha

Thanks again

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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See our Symptoms and Self-care forum for suggestions on dealing with symptoms.

This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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Day 9 cymbalta free!!!!!! Still having some brain zaps dizzy a little disoriented on occasion ....but so glad to be off

I've been taking b12 complex and fish oil pills they have been helping ..

I'm in the process of trying to keep my 16 week old puppy alive. She has parvo. So very little sleep. Yes she was at vets one closed for long weekend and took her to a 24 hour care facility made a surprise visit to find her covered in urine and feces so brought her home back to original vet today. Keeping fingers crossed..

All I can say is the side effects were not worth what little cymbalta did for me..yes I'm in extreme pain but I can push through it

I did have an episode at the 2nd vets office muscle tremors could barely stand almost passed out I'm putting it to my fibro and extreme stress. Any thoughts?

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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I did have an episode at the 2nd vets office muscle tremors could barely stand almost passed out I'm putting it to my fibro and extreme stress. Any thoughts?

 

... fibro, and extreme stress combined with withdrawal from a too fast taper off Cymbalta.  I really hope your symptoms don't get any worse, but at 9 days off, you might be in for a difficult time.  I hope I'm wrong.

 

I'm so sorry to hear about your puppy being sick, is she staying at the vet or do you have her back home 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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Thanks and she is home..we did a checkup at first vets office yesterday and they were amazed at how well she is doing. We are not out of the woods yet but we are giving it our all..now I just need some sleep.

I have not had another episode and have had less brain zaps even though I'm really tired..crossing my fingers ..my fibro is worse just a mild flare up but I'm getting through it. Day by day

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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Still cymbalta free!!!!! Hoping its done...a couple brain zaps but could be my fibro...

Thanks to all for your help.

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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Congratulations Trfielder, you may actually be over the worst of withdrawal.  Seeing as you were only on Cymbalta for a few months, you might be one of the lucky ones, I hope you continue to feel well now and have no more symptoms.

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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I'm pretty sure that is why is wasn't as bad as others feel...it was a very short time and not a huge dose either

But going through w/ds. I just had to keep telling myself that is was w/ds. It would pass..if not for the info here I wouldn't have known , I probably wouldn't be here either...Petu if you hadn't answered my first post ...I was in such a bad place...again THANK YOU

Celebrex. 200 mg. jan 2012

Nerve blocks in neck over 6/7 months 3ccs at a time every 2 weeks

Gabapentin300 mg apr 2012

Lyrica 75 mg. sept 2012

Co topiramate 25 mg apr 2013

Apo trimip 25 mg June 2013

Eltroxin. Apr 2013

Cymbalta apr 2013 60 mg

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This is not medical advice. Discuss any decisions about your medical care with a knowledgeable medical practitioner.

"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has surpassed our humanity." -- Albert Einstein

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