Losing Weight After Cymbalta
Posted 27 June 2011 - 02:39 PM
My question is to all of you that gained weight on Cymbalta and then quit the med. Did the weight naturally come off or did you have to work really hard? How long did it take and what did you do to lose the weight? I'm so frustrated because I wanted to lose a few pounds before going on Cymbalta and now my situation is even worse than before. My kids keep asking me to go to the pool with them but I don't even want to put on a bathing suit. Arghhhhhh!
Posted 27 June 2011 - 08:37 PM
I got very close to 0mg, but had to updose because I wasnÂ´t feeling well in the last drop. Since I updose, IÂ´ve gained weight.
Posted 28 June 2011 - 10:02 AM
Posted 28 June 2011 - 12:36 PM
IÂ´m definitely going to try 5-Htp but not while I am taking cymbalta. IÂ´ll wait until I am completely off. Because IÂ´ve read both together can have interactions and produce serotonin syndrome. I am down to 4,8mg. However I am going slow. I make weekly small drops to let my body/brain adjust. Could you describe what you meant by "foggy and tired"??? I ask you this because I had extreme fatigue and horrible brain fog for 2 months. Surprinsingly it went away when I started B complex and fish oil. I never got to know what was causing the fatigue and brain fog. I didnÂ´t relate it to cymbalta withdrawal. I think it was something else. But now that you mention it I would like you to describe what you felt.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:57 AM
Now you've scared me. What is serotonin syndrome? I can't imagine not taking the 5HTP. I thought that is what was helping me get through this withdrawal, but maybe I'm wrong.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:23 PM
I am not a doctor, but serotonin syndrome is having too much serotonin (when taking 2 medications that work on this same neurotrasmitter). But you are only taking 7,5mg so it shouldnÂ´t be a problem. If 5-htp is working for you, keep on taking it. Just be cautious.
Posted 18 July 2011 - 09:57 AM
Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:57 PM
I am vain. Three years ago I started taking this drug because my life depended on it. I started secretly depositing money into my loved ones accounts not telling them that I was suicidal. Of course I will never ask for that money back. I started feeling better after being prescribed 60 Mgs and I have always been afraid to stop because I don't want to become suicidal and bankrupt again BUT I have consistently been gaining weight ever since and now THAT is making me feel horrible.
I have gained 40 lbs in three years and have always been an athlete. I eat egg whites when others have bagels, walk & run while I study when others are sitting, skip out on night out bc I can't handle the calories and haven't eating a piece of cake in years. I bike 30 miles at a time and do an average of four miles a day. Yet, my small 130 pound frame became 160 lbs without trying.
I'm scared to stop but I don't want to become 200 pounds next year and that is where I am headed.
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