I need help! I spoke to my doctor about stopping my Cymbalta and tapering off but he just told me to open my 60mg tabs and to dump some of the stuff out each day and to taper that way. I can not tell how much I am dumping out this way so 4 days ago I stopped taking the Cymbalta cold turkey and I am extremely agitated, depressed and quite a mess! I have a trip to make on Sunday and don't know what to do. How long do these withdrawal symptoms last? Should I start taking it again? Please help I don't know what to do.
My name is Doob and I stopped cold turkey about 30 days ago.
Cold Turkey is not the way to go without proper support. That is the number and severity of the withdrawl symptoms varies per person.
If you are traveling then I would suggest going back on your dosage and try and stablize. Try and stay hydrated. Many use Omega3. For me some days I was better off just trying to get some rest.
If there is a choice I would reccomend trying to ween off it. From what I hear it is a little tetious but a lot easier to cope. You will have to focus on ensuring you are taking the proper dosage.
Good Luck and many are reading here.