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#1 kathyl

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Posted 20 February 2015 - 03:13 PM

Hugs to all!

I am a 5 year Cymbalta Withdrawal Survivor!

It was September of 2010 when I searched the internet for answers as to why I was so devastatingly

ill from having to stop taking the drug Cymbalta due to financial reasons.

I came across this very forum.

Guardian Angels on Earth all of us I tell you.

Selflessly helping each other with our life stories, support, and health tips.

I could go on and on and that is why they call me "Chatty Kathy" but I just want

to thank you for this forum. 

 

Keep believing, never give up and smile every morning and all through the day.

Hugs, Kathy


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Posted 20 February 2015 - 06:53 PM

Kathyl, it is so wonderful of you to share this follow up with us. The Cymbalta withdrawal can be awful and seems like it will never go away. It is reassuring to hear from you.

 

God Bless


#3 ZappAlta

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 04:07 AM

Hugs to all!

I am a 5 year Cymbalta Withdrawal Survivor!

It was September of 2010 when I searched the internet for answers as to why I was so devastatingly

ill from having to stop taking the drug Cymbalta due to financial reasons.

I came across this very forum.

Guardian Angels on Earth all of us I tell you.

Selflessly helping each other with our life stories, support, and health tips.

I could go on and on and that is why they call me "Chatty Kathy" but I just want

to thank you for this forum. 

 

Keep believing, never give up and smile every morning and all through the day.

Hugs, Kathy

  Kathy mind I ask did you stay off all anti-dep medications ? Loved your post and so kind of you to update after 5 years off .


#4 kathyl

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 10:45 AM

Hello ZappAlta,

In answer to your question, I am still on Clonazepham, weaned from 1mg 3x day to .50 mg per day.  (24 years now) and my Dr. added Citralopam 30mg per day when I went off of the Cymbalta.     (Sorry if my spelling is not good today.) 

A good mixture of meds for me now. 

I am back to crafting, sledding, singing in the shower, and all that fun stuff.

I still have blips and bleeps keep this in check even 5 years later. But I identify it and make adjustments in my lifestyle.

To me, life is here and now and that's why I always use my motto whenever down.

Believe, never give up, and always smile in the morning and all the day through.

Hugs to you. Kathy


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 03:27 AM

Kathy so glad you found a tolerable and helpful medication .   I am 16 months off and still struggle with balance -vertigo issues which I never had prior to taking Cymb.   Contnued smiles and joy is wished you.


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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:14 AM

Kathyl, 5 years! Congratulations!! ... Thank you so very much for coming back to share your story with all of us!!

 

Please stick around and keep posting, we need every bit of hope, joy, and encouragement we can get!


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 06:49 PM

Thank you to each and every one of you. You all allowed me to see the light at the end of the dark and sometimes lonely road. I am 3 years free of Cymbalta and a survivor. I am proof that I was not ever depressed and had no biz on Cymbalta. Any way thank you all for being there when no one else understood my pains and fear. 


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 07:48 PM

tomitsu

Good work!

I too am 3 years free of Cymbalta as of August 1st. I feel like a survivor too-- I went on Cymbalta and nearly went over the edge. You and I made it through and others can too!

May you live long and flourish!



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