Im a 24 year old student and I have been using Cymbalta for approx. 2 years.
Im currently abroad and because of certain practical things I cant go to the doctor here to ask for a prescription, its verry complicated. Ive had a friend send me cymbalta from my home country but because of the holidays it took longer than expected and 2 days ago I ran out of cymbalta.
Now Im experiencing something that doesnt even come close to what I experienced after I tried amfetamine when I was younger. Everyone says that its hell to come down from amfetamine but this is 1000 times worse. I dont know what to do and Im seriously worried for my health. I feel these "brain-zaps" like every other 10 seconds or so, like an electrical shock going trough my brain, its so uncomfortable and scary. And when this happens I feel like Im about to loose conciousness or losse my balance and fall.
I just want to cry, I feel so confused and I dont know what to do. Apart from these horrible brain-chocks my back hurts, my knees hurt, my head hurts and I feel like Im about to vomit and burst into tears any second. I tried to sleep for a while when these "electric chocks" got really bad and I had a sick nightmare, I woke up and my hart was pounding really hard and still I was like paralyzed, I couldnt move my body properly and get up! It was like my brain was not really awake and it forced me to sleep.
And except from the brain-chocks, the pain, the dizzines, the nausea I feel like my whole body is itching, I have small spasms, and I feel more down and depressed than ever but I dont even care, if only these brain-zaps could go away. Im scared, because it really feels like its in a certain area of my brain where it occurs, on the left side, and the worst thing is that I was assaulted by some random drunk idiots about two years ago and they hit me in the head several times with a hard object until I lost contiousness, and its on the same place where I now feel the brain-zaps. Also I have experienced headache, but not normal headache, more like some other sort of pain, in this particular area, about once or twice a month for 2 years after I was attacked.
I have exams coming up really soon and I need to study but its impossible when I feel like this.
Please someone help me Is there anything I can do myself to relieve this? I dont want to go to the doctor because I have bad experiences from hospitals and also in the country where I am currently it would be really complicated and expensive. But Im very afraid of getting muscular spasms and loose countiousness and swallow my tounge or fall and hurt my head so badly that I die and I live alone so no one could help me if anything would happen to me
Do you think this can happen, that you get so bad muscular spasms? Has anyone heard or read something about this? I dont want to go to the hospital and waste their time and get humiliated if its not really necessary.. =(
I very mutch appreciate any sort of advice, Thank You
If there is anyone reading this, considering to start to take cymbalta, please think it trough thoroughly. I think I will have to take cymbalta for the rest of my life to not have to go trough this hell again and its not even really helping me, Im still depressed, probably it would be even worse without but the side effects and withdrawal symptoms are out of this world
Edited by Elina, 03 January 2009 - 03:32 PM.