I started on Cymbalta and Lyrica approx. 4 1/2 yrs ago after I lost my daughter. I was severely depressed and found this combination helped both my depression and Fibromyalgia pain. Right after Christmas I ran out of both meds and decided to stop taking them. At that point I was on the generic for both and had been for about 4 or 5 months. Having absolutely no knowledge of what these meds could do to me, I quit both cold turkey. Obviously a big mistake! I have just gotten over the headache from hell which I first thought was a sinus headache but it persisted for almost 2 weeks. My restless legs problem has increased and I am now taking double the prescription. I do not feel "normal" whatever that is I no longer know, and don't really want to drive or go anywhere. I will if I HAVE to...At the beginning of all of this I was terribly depressed and after Christmas started crying every day - this kept on as long as the headache. I am taking Alprazolam - once or twice a day, as well as a Hydrocodone for break through Fibromyalgia pain. I get a therapeutic massage once a week which helps immensely. Will I ever feel "normal" again?
I feel so stupid having done this, but don't want to go back on the meds...really scared right now!