Hope for people that have been on Cymbalta for a year.
Reading all the craziness online was scaring me and causing extra needless panic. Thus the reason for my writing this.
I was lucky enough to realize Cymbalta was making me worse and not helping with what it was assigned for. Anxiety.
My weening after a year was 60mg for 1 month
30mg for 4weeks
20mg for 4 weeks then stopped
I didn't count beads it was too tedious.
What worked for me was
Dayquil liquid for headaches and brain zaps.
Nyquil for evening headaches.
Pepto Bismol liquid for stomach upset.
Tylenol and Advil did nothing for headaches for me.
Serious symptoms lasted 4 days. And then slowly faded out the rest of the week.
It has now been 4 weeks off of Cymbalta and it does get easier each day.
I have two theories
1)The longer you are on Cymbalta the longer and harder your symptoms might be for you?
2) Fish oil for Brain Zaps in my case made ME sicker I was taking one 1400 mg everyday (1000 mg omega 3). For people that have weened off already say they are feeling worse as the days go by, might be getting sick from an Aid.
Try one or two Aids at a time to pinpoint what's making you sick..
Good luck it WILL get better.