Hi, this is my first post. I just joined. I don't know what to do about my situation.
I started 10 years ago with Cymbalta at 30mg, but did not take it consistently until 2018 at 60mg. In 2018, I also started 15mg of Buspirone/Buspar and went up to 30 mg in 2019. I never heard about withdrawal systems so I just tapered off Buspirone on my own while I was on Cymbalta. I was fine at that time. Then I told my Psych PA last year summer/fall while on Cymbalta and no Buspirone that I wanted to get off Cymbalta. She told me to do it in 6 weeks, 60-40-20-0. So I did. And it's been 3 months and I'm going through hell. So I asked to be put back on Buspirone. It's been 3 weeks and I can't find the right timing and dosage for the Buspirone to work. I'm nervous, anxious, restless, can't sleep. I don't know what to do. I was told to reinstate Cymbalta at a low dose. What dose? It's been almost 3.5 months since my last dose of Cymbalta. Do I continue with Buspirone? Sometimes, it helps and sometimes I get more anxiety and can't sit still. I've been taking melatonin, but maybe too much since it doesn't always help. I had to take half a pill of .25mg Zanax today because it got so bad. I just don't know what to do.