Today is day 5 or 6 without having taken any Cymbalta.
So far, the cessation symptoms have been manageable with the help of my partner, my 2 awesome doggies, and my 2 fuzzy cats. No disrespect towards my 2 fish (and yes, the arc is now closed), but I can't snuggle with them.
I have been using vitamin supplements recommended by the awesome folks here (thank you by the way for the guidance and your patience with me), neo citran, and occasionally a dr prescribed benzo for the times when for no apparent reason (usually right when I wake up) the anxiety says 'hey man, you're not trying to get rid of me are you'.
The anorexia is still here, I was hoping that would abate some, but I understand the nausea probably isn't helping matters. I know it will get incrementally better over time, and am doing my best not to be impatient. After all, in some cases fast is slow and slow is fast as my mother was and still is fond of saying. Time I guess is key.
Here is something I was thinking about over the past several weeks that has irked me. About 2 months ago, maybe a little less or more, I was seeing a doc briefly (who retired sept 1st). After having been on Cymbalta for 2 months and having given it enough time to have kicked in, I told the doctor how sick the drug was making me. She said it was just situational and that it would pass off and not to worry overly much about it. Really! Really? Ever want to mess with someone who has mental health issues, tell them it's in their head! A month later I went to my GP, who reduced me from 60 to 30. When I finally met up with my new doc (seems a nice fella) and my nurse practitioner, when asked by the doctor how long I had been sick, the nurse got a worried or concerned look on her face when she advised the doc I had been sick, literally from day one on that medication. So my rant/question is, how many of you (if any of you fine folks read this) have had similar experiences with doctors that seem like the couldn't care less or were just plain dismissive.