From 60 To 30 In One Day
Posted 03 August 2022 - 01:08 PM
I made the change 20 days ago. The Dr was trying to find out why I have fatigue during the day and sweats. All blood work is good. Cymbalta and Buspirone, 30 mg was the last to check. She was worried that I might be having a serotonin problem. The Dr cut both of my beds in half. Well, I still feel the same. I have OCD and arthritis. 12 years on it had been good but it might not be for me anymore. I am crying, depressed, my whole body hurts. Also, I have not been able to sleep on my own for 12 years. I am now on antihistamines. I am 69.
Posted 03 August 2022 - 01:19 PM
So many meds put a lot of weight on you and unfortunately you can have worse depression just for the side affects. I have tried many antidepressants for my condition and either it just didn't help or the side effects were to much for me. I feel Cymbalta was great!
Posted 03 August 2022 - 03:57 PM
Fatigue and sweats are a common side effect of Cymbalta. It would be my opinion (I am not a dr) but I agree with you that it may not be working for you anymore. I would strongly recommend a 1 year or longer time period for coming off the 30 mg you are still taking.
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Posted 03 August 2022 - 04:10 PM
Your message is a little ambiguous, but from what I understand, you have dropped 60 to 30 mg in one go, and this was done three weeks ago and that you are feeling very bad as a result? Am I right?
You also state that cymbalta has been the best drug to reduce your OCD. So my obvious question is why your doctor reduced the dose if it was working?
It must be understood that these pills do not CURE the circumstances, but give you the opportunity to seek help to get you better. The pills mask your problems, They do not cure your problems. The reducing of your dose should be in line with the therapy that you have been given.If you have not been given therapy then I see no reason why you should have had your dose reduced.
I would suggest that you reinstate your your previous dose and query why you dose has been reduced when you have no formal means of therapy.
These pills keep you safe until you can help yourself through therapy... if therapy cannot help in the first place.
My advice - reinstate your previous dose - seek help, and only agree to a reduction in your dose when you yourself feel able to, NOT your doctor.
Remember the doctor cannot control your drugs without good reason. Take a stand and seek support before your doctor insists on the drugs doing the work; they don't.
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