That last drop is the worse. I wish you could have went a little slower. Hang in there and keep us posted.
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:28 AM
I knew the 0 would be hard! It will be hard no matter when I start. It felt so good not to add those pills to my pillbox this week!
Swooshing brain (like living life swiping through my phone when I move my head—bizarre)
Buzzing in my legs
Trying to stay away from stress in all forms including people who cause me stress.
Posted 10 October 2017 - 09:33 PM
By mid morning all the brain zaps etc start again. They are really bad at night!
10 days on 0 now! Feel like this could take a REALLY long time.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 07:34 AM
Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:25 AM
Time for a new dr. The FDA warns of the dangers of quitting cold turkey. I understand the cold turkey as Stevens-Johnson syndrome can be very serious but he should have given you something to lighten the symptoms. I hope all goes well for you but it could be a long ride. Keep us posted on your progress and maybe you will be one of the lucky ones that will have a minimal withdrawal.
Posted 16 October 2017 - 11:57 AM
I feel very unhappy about that because I am getting into arguments I would have stayed out of before. Now I remember why I had such a hard time trying to get off this demon pill before!
More yoga and meditation. And NO news!
—The only real control I have is the choice of my own thoughts, my own words, and my own actions—
Posted 16 October 2017 - 02:00 PM
Try to remove as much stress in your life as possible. Anything that bothers you (like noise, talking, telephone ringing, TV, music, etc.) try and avoid it as much as possible. I am sure I mentioned this before but are you willing to try some hydroxyzine or clonidine to help you get through this?
Posted 17 October 2017 - 12:36 PM
There are many different posts about symptoms and side effects of Cymbalta and Cymbalta Withdrawal. I wanted to begin a thread to compile a thorough list of effects and symptoms that are related to Cymbalta. (Pleae list symptoms/effects that are confirmed to be related to Cymbalta via your doctor or you just suspect them to be). Also, break your symptoms/effects into two categories: Side Effects (while taking Cymbalta) and Withdrawal Symptoms (while coming off Cymbalta). Also, please note "Dr" by a symptom that was confirmed by a doctor. I'll start by listing mine.
Withdrew from friends and family
Spending/shopping out of control
Overall health declined: sick frequently
Cold chills: Shivering accompanied by chest and abdominal muscle tightening
Hey, I've had a LOT of these. In fact, I know it's because of withdrawal and I was never told about the withdrawal symptoms. I personally have had issues with concentration at times, ringing in ears really REALY loudly, off balance, the want/need to cry for no reason (no PMS or anything of that sorts either), hot and cold flashes at all times of the day/night, shivering uncontrollably when I don't feel cold or in weather that normally I'm ok with (like this morning it was about 55 degrees F, and I was shivering as if it was 40), sometimes I have an appetite, PAIN when I don't take it all in my muslces in my back. It feels like it is trying to twitch or something and then the pain just radiates and stays. I also have really bad dreams when I don't take the other meds (prazosin and trazadone). I've always had migraine/headache issues, in fact I'm pretty use to that pain, however the cymbalta migraine is a bit different. I haven't really ever felt something like this before. It's almost like the 'zapping' that people describe, except mine stays, almost like an electrical current that got stuck in the on position. I've only had it happen twice since I've been weaning, but It puts me down for a while. I get so sick as well.
Posted Yesterday, 10:28 AM
But I don’t believe the side effects and the potential long term damage of the drug are worth it. I feel like my brain needs time to recover and get back some normal functioning after having been on cymbalta for so long.
Stress has a lot to do with the way I feel. Trying really hard to get away from that. If I could leave for about six months to avoid the people and major stresses in my life it would be great!
On another note I saw my pain management doc yesterday and she had so much praise for my getting off all the drugs but of course she had no idea about the withdrawal. She just said some people have trouble and others report nothing.
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