I slowly weaned and counted beads for two months. I was on 60mg of Cymbalta for 8 years.
I've been at 0mg for 24 days, now. I had HORRIBLE brain zaps, dizziness, and worst out of everything...nausea, diarrhea, bloating, gas. The gastrointestinal issues go on and on.
I've passed most of the worst symptoms, but the gastrointestinal are still there. I've lost almost 8 pounds, since it started. I'm perpetually dehydrated from the diarrhea. I feel nauseous all day.
My doctor has been more harmful than useful. She claims these symptoms aren't Cymbalta withdrawal, because there is no such thing as Cymbalta withdrawal. My pharmacist said the same thing!!!!!
I finally toughened up and asked for Zofran, to help with the nausea. I took this medication when I was pregnant and it helped so much. My doctor, called me back and told me that I didn't need any medication because I was basically making up the symptoms. So, after balling on my floor for an hour because she doesn't understand, I called back and said, "prescribe me what I asked for because I need to get back to working!" She then said she sent over Zofran to the pharmacy. I went to fill it. Didn't look at the prescription, considering she said it was Zofran. Went home, where I was alone taking care of my son, took the meds. Started immediately feeling sleepy. Looked at the bottle and it was Promethazine. I looked it up, and it's a sedative. I fell asleep, without even controlling it, for like 10 hours. I was home alone caring for my son. No one told me it was a sedative!!!! Not my doctor or my pharmacist. Not to mention, she said on the phone it was Zofran, which doesn't cause drowsiness. Why would she do that??? I can't help but feel it was on PURPOSE! She did it to punish me for pushing to get care from her. On top of all the symptoms, my doctor is sabotaging me!
I called the office, bawling, and said I needed their help. They didn't call me back, but I got a message from my pharmacy that Zofran was finally filled. I've been taking it for 2 weeks now.
It's helped with the nausea, but the diarrhea and overall gag feeling is still around. How long will this last??? When will I finally be rid of these symptoms???
Are there any doctors out there that are understanding and supportive??? I feel so alone and honestly, mocked.
PS. I have uncontrollable tears running down my face while typing this!!!! Nobody understands!!!