Diarrhea On Cymbalta? Does It Go Away???
Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:57 PM
But then, about 10 weeks into this, I really started getting diarrhea. Had it for about 2 weeks, steadily getting worse from once to twice a day, to up to 9-10 times a day. Called the dr. At first, on the phone, the secretary says dr doesn't feel it is the Cymbalta, try Immodium and let us know. Saw my dr 2 days later because it was not any better. After seeing me, he felt it could be the Cymbalta so suggested to try stopping it and see if the diarrhea stops. I was concerned about my mood...now that I agree with him that I was depressed....he said there is a 20mg dose of Cymbalta so that is available if I feel I still need something, but to see if the diarrhea gets better first or if I need to see a Gastroenterologist about this. I expressed my fears about the withdrawal from Cymbalta. He said that since it is a low dose, not to worry.
So, I took the advice, stopped the Cymbalta cold turkey. Been 9 days off of it. Had some mild withdrawal symptoms (I think what others call brain zaps...I kind of felt like an electrical current run up and down my side every now and then.) Today is the first day I have not had diarrhea. It has steadily gotten better. However, now I can't seem to stop crying. I don't want to be around people. I have started having crazy fears about throwing up again. Snapping at my kids for no real reason. Feeling like I can't process information. Get irritated if more than one person is trying to talk to me. Back to where I was! Which is worse, diarrhea where I can't leave the house, but am happy? Or home without diarrhea but depressed?
Want to try the 20mg dose, saw other posts about the diarrhea stopping after a while. Also saw that Prilosec helped. Need a solution here! Anybody else deal with this? Won't be able to see my dr till Monday or Tuesday. Thanks for any suggestions.
Posted 22 May 2011 - 02:13 PM
Good luck at your doctor's appointment.
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