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#1 Lovey

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    Trying to get off of this poisonous drug. Need support and help!Down from 120mg to 7mg.
    Am currently taking 18 beads 2x per day. A split dose method. 4 am and 4 pm. Pausing to stabilize.

Posted 05 June 2022 - 10:38 PM

I want to quit cymbalta. I want to taper again. I'm at 14 beads morning and 14 beats evening. I did 13/14 yesterday and 13/14 today and it's hard to know whether it's these small decreases or just very difficult life circumstances that are causing mood changes and dizziness. It seems there is never a good time for me to get off of this medication I have been trying for 5 years I started at the highest dose possible which is I think 120mg for a 6 months and I'm down to counting beads still, for the past 4 years and guys I'm ready to be done.

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 08:00 AM

I don't know what to say. Those last 20 beads can take months to come off of. What other prescription meds have you tried to help with the symptoms?


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Posted 06 June 2022 - 09:26 AM

Thanks for responding fh, I have Xanax and hydroxyzine on hand. I take those as needed to manage anxiety and post trauma sensations I am working through. I can do this!!

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Posted 06 June 2022 - 05:24 PM

Yes you can!!!  You are strong.


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Posted 06 June 2022 - 07:51 PM

Thank you for reminding me. I definitely am. I'm gonna need you guys too! I'm going to do this!
Guessing in will see this at some point. So hi ol friend! I know you and our fellow cymbalta kickers will be cheering me on so thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers. I am doing 13/13 beads today for the first time going to stay with this for 3 days and then perhaps go down to 13/12.

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Posted 07 June 2022 - 05:44 PM

Iun hey! How you been?

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Posted 08 June 2022 - 09:42 PM

So far I'm ok. I'm trying to find a great trauma therapist but as far as the taper I'm doing ok so far. Praise God. Slow slow steady easy....believe!

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Posted 10 June 2022 - 11:54 PM

Not going well. Had a death in my circle of people and I am going back to 14/14. It's not time to try this with so much sadness around

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Posted 12 June 2022 - 10:33 PM

I TOTALLY TANKED. So much going on, it's not just the attempted taper but boy did I pick a time that turned out poorly. It's ok, I will rebound. Love to all. Be careful you guys, make sure you have strong support in place. This is no joke. I am absolutely not ready. I have a more complex set of circumstances than most so don't be too discouraged but at the same time don't underestimate the power of this terrible invention they call cymbalta.

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Posted 16 June 2022 - 01:48 PM

Hi Lovey...

 

So great to hear from you - and my apologies for the delay in responding to you. 

 

I am so sorry to hear of the passing in your family after the "covid" incident. I still think about that and how you are doing. But as you say - there will never seem a right time to come off these things, but there will certainly be a wrong time. I think you have chosen the best route in pausing your taper. 

 

As Hat knows, I tried to stop my Valium from 2,5mg cold turkey and man... did that hurt!! That was 3 weeks ago and I still suffering. You need to approach a withdrawal from a position of strength ever time, otherwise it is a recipe for disaster. 

 

From what I know of you, there is a VERY strong person in there and I am confident that you will indeed "bounce back". Keep turning your eyes heaven-ward as there are plenty looking down on you and helping you through these times. 

 

My prayers are with you my dear,

 

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