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I've been on Cymbalta for about three years now, taken for major depressive disorder and fibro. I finally got tired of feeling emotionless and numb. I want to try, for the first time in 20 years, to see what I'm like WITHOUT being doped up. My pdoc has been weaning me off slowly. I'm down to 30 mg, and the withdrawal symptoms are becoming unbearable. The brain zaps are awful, I'm shaky and crying, irritable, exhausted, nauseous, and have a headache. Has anyone else been through this? I guess I'm afraid that this is how it's going to be -- that what I'm feeling is the depression full-force, and not simply withdrawal. I live alone, don't have a support system, and I'm thankful this forum is here to help me through this.

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Hey, i'm sorry you are going through a rough time coming off Cymbalta. what you are experiencing is withdrawal symptoms and they don't last forever,so this isn't going to be how you feel for the rest of your life nor depression has hit you back again, your body is used to receiving this medicine everyday for 20 years so it's only normal for it to be "shocked" a little bit and now it's adjusting to the new changes. i'm not a doctor just a fellow sufferer, I think tapering off as slowly as possible is the best way to do it.

i'm so mad at my psychiatrist, last appointment he asked me to come off Cymbalta and start a new medication " i was really worried about the withdrawal symptoms but said to myself what do i know he is the doctor, he knows what he is doing" i was sooo wrong, I have been on 60mg for 5 months now and skipped the pill for ONE DAY only and it was horrible, I felt so irritable angry and REALLY REALLY confused. I cant believe he wanted me to go off such a high dose of cymbalta cold turkey !

personally, i think SNRIs ( Cymbalta&Effexor) are the best antidepressants i have ever tried ( and i have tried MOST antidepressants out there) but they are also the worst medications to come off of.

Good luck.

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Thanks, Tamer. I can't believe your doc wanted you to come off Cymbalta cold-turkey. I had a pdoc thru a drug trial I was on who wanted me to do the same thing. Thank goodness my therapist said that I should taper off instead. Of course, everyone's different and has different reactions to withdrawl, but tapering off is ALWAYS a good idea!

Incidentally, my therapist (who also prescribes) didn't even know there are 20 mg capsules available for Cymbalta! Now, I know they can't know everything, but it's kind of scary that she wasn't aware of the lower dosage pill.

Best of luck to you too!

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Thanks, Tamer. I can't believe your doc wanted you to come off Cymbalta cold-turkey. I had a pdoc thru a drug trial I was on who wanted me to do the same thing. Thank goodness my therapist said that I should taper off instead. Of course, everyone's different and has different reactions to withdrawl, but tapering off is ALWAYS a good idea!

Incidentally, my therapist (who also prescribes) didn't even know there are 20 mg capsules available for Cymbalta! Now, I know they can't know everything, but it's kind of scary that she wasn't aware of the lower dosage pill.

Best of luck to you too!

it really is scary, the psychiatrist I go to put me on Remeron ( also for depression ) and after a couple of months of being on this med I read somewhere online that patients with family history of diabetes should NOT be on this drug, I freaked out bcoz both mom and dad are diabetic and my sister too ( type 1, which is the most serious), so when I told him about it he said and I QUOTE " really ? I didn't know that, but you seem to be doing fine on this drug( mood-wise ), so I wouldn't worry ) !!!!

anyway, how are you feeling ? did it get any better ? I know you are going through a rough time right now but always remember that " this too shall pass"

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Hi chalkhills So glad to hear of someone else who is tired of feeling "emotionless & numb", and for me-asexual- Anyway, I too have been on various SSRI's(prozac, celexa, paxil(hated-got really fat), welbutrin) for almost 20 yrs. Then a/b 9 yrs ago my psych put me on Cymbalta, as I was having joint/fibromyalgia- type pain, and it really helped. I retired a/b 6 mos ago, and decided I wanted to see what the real "me" feels like- and so far it has not been easy. At one point(a/b 4 yrs ago) I was on 120 mg daily, and my doctor felt it was dangerous for my liver, so I was able to reduce down to 60mg without too much difficulty. But now I'm older, more ostoporosis, etc, and tried to reduce down to 40mg a/b a month ago, and I couldn't get out of bed. It was terrible! So I found this website called The Road Back, and I am using the supplements they recommend, and I am weaning myself very gradually down. By next week, I should be down to 45mg. They are actually a nonprofit org, but they do recommend these specific supplements to help you which you can buy on Amazon or a place in Fla. I don't think it's a scam, but who knows. I am usually very skeptical of all these cures offered by vitamin companies, but so far I like what The Road Back has offered. The monitor has emailed me several times re:my progress. Anyway, I using that, doing yoga daily, and I read on this depression blog a/b opening up the pills, and taking out so many a day, so that's what I'm doing. So far, I do have pain, but it's manageable- I haven't really had any other symptoms, except fatigue, and occ feeling like crying, which is OK. Anyway, would be glad to hear from you and your progress thanks jb

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Hi,I need help.I find myself very paranoid and distrustful.I was doing so well in therapy and felt I was ready and I wanted to get off cymbalta.I have been on Cymbalta at anywhere from 60-90mg for 7 years.I kind of rushed in and made a poor decision to go cold turkey after my Liver enzymes were high for the past few months.I discontinued the drug and started to feel nauseous and vomit and had electric shocks mostly in my feet ,fingers and these weird sensations in my head almost like sea sickness,dizziness,but it would be for less than a second all through the day and night.Then I got these nightmares that were so disturbing and vivid and so terrifying I would wake up literally crying and shaken up so badly.I recently started to develop flu like and cold like symptoms.I have a chronic runny nose,I feel sick all the time.I cant sleep but I am exhausted in my body but my mind wont let me relax.The worst of all is the mood changes.I get so angry,and agitated.It takes very little to make me flip out.I feel irritable,severely stressed,I feel speedy and off balance.I have fallen a few times and I feel like I can just tip over.I am no patience.I feel sad and will cry for anything and then weird laughter.I was spending like crazy and couldn't pull myself away from sites like e-bay.I have a constant headache and feel like my head is frozen.I have been off this drug for about a month.I thought I was going crazy.I was never informed about this drug and the potential side effects of quitting it.I NEVER had side effects from stopping any other anti depressant before.How would I know this could happen if no one told me.I went to my psychiatric Dr and she said I was having Cymbalta withdrawl.She put me on Effexor xr which I read can be just as much as a nightmare to get off of.Once again no one discussed any side efffects of Effexor while on it or while discontinuing it.I read that people with high blood pressure shouldn't take Effexor,I will of course check with my Dr about that since I have borderline high blood pressure and a major family history of it. I called an on call Dr. today and she told me she doesn't believe in Cymbalta withdrawal and I am probably having a manic episode and need to talk to my Dr. about if I have Bi-polar disorder. I don't understand why I was even put on Cymbalta when I have a history of liver problems.I have a fatty liver and why my liver enzymes have been testing high.I have been on it for approximately 7 years now.I am worried I can span/highly reactive and I feel I have little control over my emotions.I feel like I may even be driving slightly recklessly.I don't know.I am a very careful driver.I just feel like my brain is not working right.I have a terrible memory now and can't process info fast or correctly.I know I sound crazy.I am reading that many people have been told there is no such thing as Cymbalta withdrawal when they go to the ER.They too think they are going crazy,and then they reach out for help and the Dr's treat them like they are crazy.I felt like the on-call Dr did that.Dismissing what I was telling her.Telling me to double the dose of Effexor and that she has issues with the idea of Cymbalta withdrawal and thinks I am probably a manic depressive having a manic episode.I am lucky because my own dr/psyhciatrist said I AM in cymbalta withdrawl.It is not bi-polar and my symptoms are all withdrawal related.I know to sometimes take what you read online with a grain of salt,but I have been reading alot about people who are trying to taper of cymbalta or effexor even with their Dr's help and they still feel as awful as I do.My dr put me on Effexor xr this past Friday,March 9th.I really don't want to be on any psyhciatric medications at all.I find myself wondering if I am ever gonna feel ok again,I wonder if I am depressed from the withdrawl or am I really this depressed off of anti-depressants?I wonder why would I put another drug that will make me feel this sick in my body after what I am going through with the cymbalta now?Am I going crazy?Am I doing the right thing to take another medication?Who do I trust? I asked my dr about people who were given mdma/excstacy in the 80's from psychiatrists,and I am sure they thought it was safe then.Just like they thought xanax was safe too at one point.People who used mdma long term would feel like I am feeling.Having a serotonin deficiency and in MRI's you can see literal holes in their brain from the damage from the mdma.How do I know that this hasnt happened to me in some fashion?My dr said these drugs protect your brain from that,but It is not her I don't trust,its the research,the information lacking,the unknown.I have never ever had withdrawals from any other anti-depressant.Ever.I feel like I am withdrawing frrom Oxycontin, and xanax,soma,and mdma except more moody.Help!At this point I am around 3-4 weeks into my stupid cold turkey approach of going off of 7 years off Cymbata at 90mg..Please anyone reading this,DO NOT GO COLD TURKEY!

To sum up my symptoms-

Nausea /vomiting

Diarrhea

Headaches/feels like my head is frozen

Brain “zaps”where I feel disorented/sea sick,confusion,off balance/falling down

Dizziness

Zaps in feet and fingers

Flu/cold-like symptoms

Runny nose

Over sensitive to any odor.

Hot flashes

Rage

Mood Swings

Crying /wierd laughter

Cold chills Shivering/then hot and sweaty

Memory problems

Concentration problems

Severe and vivid Nightmares

Irritable,loss of any patience,agitation

Spending/shopping out of control.

Liver enzymes high

Since starting the effexor xr,I feel depressed and tired and moody,but less emotional.I am not sure if that is a good thing or not.It was kind of nice to be able to cry when something was sad. I want to say I feel almost numb but depressed now and still irritable and sad,and anxious.I haven't punched my bed or pillow for a few days but I still feel horrible.I want to add,I think for me this is worse than detoxing off of Norco/oxycontin and xanax.However, that is just me.I have detoxed off those 3 drugs in rehab,and it was awful,but I suppose the medications they give you to help you get through helps it be more tolerable.I can say that is how I feel just in my own personal experience.I am at about 3 weeks to a almost a month now off of Cymbalta.I don't even want to take this Effexor.I dont want to take any psychiatric meds at all.I just am scared that I wont ever get past this.Am I nuts for letting my Dr give me a drug known to cause a withdrawl just as bad as cymbalta?What if I am depressed and need to be on a medication and its not just withdrawls?I have lost my mind.HELP!!!
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Hi drivemecrazy510,

I'm afraid I cannot offer much solace for you, other than to tell you how sorry I am that you having such a horrible time getting off the Cymbalta. There are many who have experienced similar symptoms, as I'm sure you've read, and it seems like one of the most outlandish and yet least painful solutions I've read was to taper down extremely slowly (I'm talking this person counted the beads inside a capsule). It look a very long time of course, but they didn't suffer like many have, and maybe that's what it takes. Effexor is in the same drug classification as Cymbalta, however, your Dr. may be thinking you could react better to it. I'd read some of the success stories when weaning off Cymbalta, because despite what you feel, most everyone does get through this, although I'm sure that doesn't help you now.

Let us know how you do.

Sincerely,

MaddieLouise

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I've been on Cymbalta for a solid seven years, 60-90mg, and after carefully tapering off for the past five weeks - I once ran out of my 60mg and experienced the tormenting brain zaps and other hellish withdrawal symptoms (finding this forum then saved me a trip to the ER), so I'm quite paranoid/fearful of effects this time- I'm in Day 2 of no Cymbalta and having a litany of symptoms, but no massive brain zaps. I read about taking Omega-3 fish oil capsules to help with them, and have been taking three a day. Thus far I've just been getting what I've dubbed "shadow brain zaps" - very slight, still disconcerting, but it's like they're being restrained by something. After my previous experience I have zero confidence I'll get through this without dealing with full-on brain zaps, but they haven't happened yet.

Has anyone else taken the Omega-3s and found it lessened the impact???? I'm so jumpy and anxious waiting for the zapping onset. Last time they began within hours of me running out.

Don't let anyone tell you you're crazy/imagining this. It's the unfortunate reality of everyone getting off Cymbalta.

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OMG Im so glad to see this topic. I can't tell you how crazy I have felt on and getting off Cymbalta. My health care provider makes me feel not only like im crazy but some kind of drug seeker! I have been or was on Cymbalta for about 6 years now for pain management along with a lot of narcotics for pain. The pain meds didn't seem to work no matter how much I took. I was getting that (shocking and shaking , earth quakes in my head) feeling along with memory loss, the inability to express my thoughts and a slew of other symptoms, while on Cymbalta. I told my provider and she ignored me, decided I needed to be on less pain meds. I was at a point last month that I really didn't want to live any more. I felt like I was going through the motions of living in terrible pain that was never going to get better or be at the minimum controlled. The pain in my neck, shoulders between my wing bones and especially the very top of my spine into my head were the worse .I have fibromyalgia, planters factious, arthritius and a slew of other pain issues. I have an issue with spasms in my back and this last year no matter what they gave me the spasms not only wouldn't relax but got so much worse. I had the experience last year of not having the money to get my Cymbalta for a day and a half. During that time the symptoms I described got really really bad! I decided last month that my only hope was to stop the medication and see what happened The symptoms got much worse but after a few days my pain meds seemed to work even though I was on half of what I had been on previously. I actually got some relief!! I could feel them taking the pain away and my muscles relaxing. I have now been off Cymbalta for 3 weeks and though im still experiencing the Withdrawal symptoms they have gotten better the shocks are at night mostly and less intense then they had been. I still have really bad days, especially with insomnia. I read that this drug only had a 12 week trial before using us as guinea pigs. Im afraid of what symptoms from this drug are permanent and what will over time go away. This is week 4 off of it and im still experiencing withdrawals so we will see. I would love to hear back from those of you that have gone more then a month off this drug are you still getting shocks? Having trouble sleeping, expressing your thoughts, etc? Thank you for writing all these articles so I can now stop thinking im the crazy one. Im going to print them and show them to my provider. Diana

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OH WOW! I just read something about this drug that I hadn't associated with taking Cymbalta, I was too ashamed to admit or even talk about this. While on Cymbalta I had a problem with gambling, I would get umm the best way to describe it is "locked into" the act of gambling. Those computer games, I just couldn't stop till I ran out of money but it extended to games on my home computer as well, not just those in casinos. It was so strange. It was a compulsion to play that I couldn't seem to control. I have never had compulsion issues and I haven't had the desire to gamble since I have been off the med. Im am in deep financially now and thought it was just me. Maybe it was, maybe not. I don't know but I don't have that desire anymore. Im now paying off my credit cards from all the damage but at least now I can leave it on the credit cards and not go to the video gambling casino with out even thinking about it either way, at all. Weird!!

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OH WOW! I just read something about this drug that I hadn't associated with taking Cymbalta, I was too ashamed to admit or even talk about this. While on Cymbalta I had a problem with gambling, I would get umm the best way to describe it is "locked into" the act of gambling. Those computer games, I just couldn't stop till I ran out of money but it extended to games on my home computer as well, not just those in casinos. It was so strange. It was a compulsion to play that I couldn't seem to control. I have never had compulsion issues and I haven't had the desire to gamble since I have been off the med. Im am in deep financially now and thought it was just me. Maybe it was, maybe not. I don't know but I don't have that desire anymore. Im now paying off my credit cards from all the damage but at least now I can leave it on the credit cards and not go to the video gambling casino with out even thinking about it either way, at all. Weird!!

I spent more money than usual on Cymbalta. I really didn't care about anything while on it.

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I've been off Cymbalta now for 5 days. First let's talk about setting up an account to even reply to this forum, right now I want to throw my computer across the room, but since I'm in the 'quiet room' in the library, maybe that's not a good idea. I'm sorry, but I don't know who has written Christmas songs, how about asking people to enter a pets name or your maiden name like the rest of the sites, you know easy stuff I can remember. I have brain fog and I don't know anything right now or the patience to answer stupid questions..........

Now that I survived that ordeal, I've been on antidepressants for 20 years because my doc said I was bipolar. My latest doc thinks I'm not bipolar, just anxiety. He said the medications I've been on wouldn't work for bipolar so apparently I'm not bipolar. All I can say is the meds have kept my OCD and mania in check where I can function and not get up at 3 am to paint a bathroom or wash my hands 50 times a day. (What do doctor's know anyway in a 10 minute conversations? That's a rant for another time!)

Cymbalta has actually worked pretty good for me at 60, but he reduced me to 30 and then he wanted me to quit after I ran out of my 2 month supply. I recently moved to a different city and can't find work, so regardless, I'm now off meds because I don't know how anyone can afford paying $250. for a months supply of medication without insurance. So I'm off everything.

The first day was nothing to write home about. The second day I was getting a headache and just feeling a little foggy. I was an emotional wreck crying and angry. I felt really helpless with major depression. The past three days I have the zap things that are discussed in this thread. You are explaining it perfectly, I feel like I am across the room and my brain is somewhere other than inside my body. I am getting that pressure feeling too where I feel like I"m driving down a mountain and my ears start to pop. I felt so out of sorts I decided no driving for me. I kept feeling like I was going to pass out. Like maybe my blood pressure was super high. Yesterday I started getting chills and living in Phoenix.... one does not get chills when it's 90 degrees outside. Then I would get the sweats, but not too bad.

The last three nights I have not been able to sleep for anything. That is annoying!!! Last night I had a whole new symptom, my armpits were so sore, lymph nodes I guess. So of course, my mind decides to go to breast cancer asap. I had to shut that thought down, but it really was painful. Worse than a flu body pain, a serious "I want to scream" pain.

I did wake up (finally after 6 hours sleep) with much less brain fog and detachment. I am starting to feel the brain lag and vertigo kick in again, but it doesn't seem as bad as the last three days. I am hopeful this might be a good sign that I'm getting through the worse part. I drove today and I don't feel like I'm a danger to society.

I had a doc take me off of Effexor cold turkey and let me tell you, don't ever start that drug if you can help it. I don't know why they don't put people in the hospital when they stop that drug because long story short, I ended up in a field not knowing who I was or where I was. Somewhat scary when you are in the hospital and you are a total scatter brain! I had the worst withdrawal symptoms from that medication, shakes, sweats, nausea, skin crawling, chills, just a real freaky feeling.I felt like a hard core drug addict coming off of something real bad. Not a fan of Effexor, don't take it, never ever!!.

The withdrawal symptoms with Cymbalta have not been as devastating as with Effexor so hopefully I will be doing better in a couple days. Today I feel like my happy goofy self again, so if something freaky odd takes over, I'll add to the thread, but I'm thinking, maybe a weeks worth of withdrawal and then you are whoever you normally are, whether that is a good or bad thing.

Good luck to all of you and try not to be alone if at all possible when you are quitting a medication. We all have different chemistry and react to medications differently, so it might be good to have someone check in on you periodically to make sure you are ok.

I would never recommend the cutting capsules and taking lower doses that way. That's just my opinion, but you never know which parts of the drug chemistry is getting into your system.

Be well!

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I just found out what withdrawal is, i had to take another pill, going to try tapering my own pills (lesser mg's than 30). my pdoc is great and I am surprised she didn't warn me of the withdrawal symptoms. I am still on Wellbutrin, I wonder if she thought it wouldn't happen if I was still on another med. Anyone tapering off Cymbalta while on Wellbutrin?

K

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I am experiencing Cymbalta withdrawal. My physician switched me back to my original lexapro b/c I experienced heart palpitations and increased BP on Cymbalta. Well, I continue to have palpitations, feel lethargic, and have flu-like aches and pains. I went from 60 mg of Cymbalta to 30 mg, then switched to 20 mg of lexapro. I am just not myself at all. Very much out of sorts, too. I don't know if I can go back to work tomorrow. Have been off for four days since I switched meds. Are there any success stories out there from individuals who have switched out Cymbalta for another med?

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I have been on Cymbalta for about 2years now and lexapro a few years before that. About 2 weeks ago I decided to go cold turkey and completely stop. When switching from the lexapro to cymbalta it was fine... its when you stop cymbalta that death kicks in. I had flu like symptoms, palpitations, migraines, night sweats, shaking, nausea and the list goes on! The best thing to do is try not to think about it, push food down when you can and drink ALOT OF WATER AND JUICE!!! you have to understand that this drug IS THE DEVIL and has the worst come down affects ive ever seen. I have been on anti depressants since i was 14, Im 23 now and nearly 10years later ive finally realised im finally in control of my life..and my mind. When i started my detox I read this Forum... and all the posts on here help me push thru and i thank you all for that!! but heres my post to you. You can do this. Its hard, but you will feel so amazing once your done. PUSH THROUGH IT!!! 1 week of hell for a lifetime of freedom!!! I am a success story and you will be to xx

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I haven't been posted in a long time, but my meds are all out of whack, so I thought this would be a good place to visit. I totally support opening the capsules and removing beads. I've been off Cymbalta twice, and doing it this way, I didn't have any withdrawal symptoms. I want to say it was about a 6 month process each time, so it takes patience. The first time, I was very OCD about it and would just remove a few beads a day, but that was so aggravating. The second time, I bought clear capsules and just estimated.

Unfortunately, both times, about a week after I was off Cymbalta completely, I found my depression returning...Crying at the drop of hat, sleeping as much as possible, not wanting to leave the house. Needless to say, I just went back on Cymbalta to feel better emotionally (still not there yet), but I need to figure something out because Cymbalta makes me gain a ridiculous amount of weight.

Anyway, about withdrawal...Before I started removing beads myself, my doctor advised I take 30 mg every other day, then every 3 days, etc. I don't recommend that because there were 2 days in a row that I forgot to take Cymbalta, and I felt like I was getting the flu. I couldn't figure out what was going on, and then it hit me, it was Cymbalta withdrawal. I didn't have any of those symptoms when I weaned myself off by taking out beads.

Good luck to everyone going through this.

I just found out what withdrawal is, i had to take another pill, going to try tapering my own pills (lesser mg's than 30). my pdoc is great and I am surprised she didn't warn me of the withdrawal symptoms. I am still on Wellbutrin, I wonder if she thought it wouldn't happen if I was still on another med. Anyone tapering off Cymbalta while on Wellbutrin?

K

How did the Cymbalta and Wellbutrin combination work for you? I'm thinking something was not right as you are getting off Cymbalta, but that combination is something I want to try. I want Wellbutrin to counteract the weight gain.

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I am experiencing Cymbalta withdrawal. My physician switched me back to my original lexapro b/c I experienced heart palpitations and increased BP on Cymbalta. Well, I continue to have palpitations, feel lethargic, and have flu-like aches and pains. I went from 60 mg of Cymbalta to 30 mg, then switched to 20 mg of lexapro. I am just not myself at all. Very much out of sorts, too. I don't know if I can go back to work tomorrow. Have been off for four days since I switched meds. Are there any success stories out there from individuals who have switched out Cymbalta for another med?

Hi Julie, how are you doing on the Lexapro? Did the withdrawal symptoms go away? I am on 120 mg of Cymbalta not doing great (also on Wellbutrin and Abilify). I don't know if my pdoc will try another med and if so if I will come off the Cymbalta. Sounds like it can be a very tough. Hope you are feeling better now.

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  • 2 years later...

Hi,

I HAVE A SOLUTION

The first time I tried to get off Cymbalta (took 60 mg daily) it was a nightmare, and my doctor had no solution. she just said 'cope with it'. She had no idea how impossible it is to get off this drug. It took me over a year to try and get off of it, with horrible brain zaps and my brain could not cope with it.

I did find a SOLUTION: Apparently there is a drug called Yentreve, which is indicated for women for the treatment of moderate to severe stress urinary incontinence. It has exactly the same ingredient: Duloxetine, and best of all, it comes in 20 mg and 40 mg capsules. So from 60 mg I went down to 50 mg, by taking one 30 mg Cymbalta + one 20 mg Yentreve. After A FEW WEEKS on 50 mg I went down to 40 mg Yentreve. I am still on 40 mg, and I want to wait a few more weeks and then start taking 30 mg Cymbalta and after that continue to 20 mg Yentreve only. I still do not know how I will cope with going down from 20 mg to 0, since there is no in-between dosage. But so far I had no side effects from weaning off, and almost no brain zaps at all. Ask your doctor for the prescription of Yentreve and wean off VERY VERY SLOWLY over a long period of time, so your brain can learn how to function without this drug. I hope this helps. Good luck!

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Hi everyone. I have lowered my cymbalta from 30 mg to 20 mg. Feeling sick to my stomach. Headaches and I've already had 2 panic attacks today. I have been researching on internet how to get off this drug. Since it only goes down to 20mg it was suggested to open capsal and dump out half the beads. I am going to try this after I get over these withdrawal symptoms. Hope this helps. I also have been taking vitamin b stress complex fish oil vitamin d and vitamin c. Also drinking Gatorade which I heard electrolytes help. It has made me feel a bit better. 

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