I started getting off of cymbalta a year ago. I was looking for relief from daily headaches and had been chasing treatments for 5 years. That lead me to an acupuncturist / chiropractor / holistic medicine doctor. He told me how bad cymbalta is and likened it to getting off of heroin. He helped me wean off and added in supplements and diet changes to get me healthy. I honestly hate the diet restrictions that currently are gluten free, dairy free, egg free, corn & oil free. These are supposed to be temporary but a year doesn't feel that way.
I'm still having headaches but not as severe. Haven't had an urgent care or ER visit since I've been seeing this guy. That's really good but I am frustrated I'm still taking Advil & maxalt pretty much daily. The exciting news is that I took my last dose of cymbalta 8 days ago. It's been a rough ball counting ride.
I've read on the posts that I may still battle the withdrawal from 2 months - 2 years. I'm praying for that strength. I'm having rage, anxiety, depression, extreme tiredness, confusion and feelings of not wanting to go on. I've come so far and keep reminding myself of that. I've been on anxiety/ depression meds for 17 years. I'm experiencing life and all the feelings that come with it. I'm hoping "normal" comes sooner than later.
I appreciate all of the posts and am so glad I found this group.