Hi, I learned about bead counting for your site, and thank you thank you for that!!! I have been on cymbalta for 2 years now. A year ago, i was dealing with some increase in depression so my dr. suggested doubling my dose, from 60mg to 120mg. I started sweating like a pig and had some rage issues, and decided to go back to 60mg after one month at 120mg. It was HELL!!! I felt like death for probably 3 months, maybe longer. it was awful, and thats when i started to do research and found out just how hard it is to get off cymbalta. Here I am a year later, and decided that I really would like to try to be medication free, after doing a little research on long term effects of anti depressants. i counted my 60mg beads and found there to be 520 or so, so i started removing 40 each week. My physical withdraw symptoms have been fairly decent this time around. no head zaps, and not much brain fog. In comparrison to last time, so far its been a breeze. This last week, however, I hit a huge wall with feel depressed. More so then that, I am just angry about everything and anything. My two kids (who i normally adore) annoy me to death, and I've found myself saying things to them I would NEVER say. I just feel like my blood is boiling, for no reason at all. I literally sleep all the time. I can't help taking a nap every day, and fall asleep on the couch as soon as the kids are in bed. All i want to do is sleep, and i get so angry knowing I can't do that any time I want. I am drained already, and I've only been feeling this way for a week. I am scared that I am getting depressed again, but also feel like its probably withdrawal. I don't want back on antidepressants, ive been on them for the last 7 years, I think i owe it to myself to see if i can make it with out, but it is so hard when i feel so low. Are these feelings normal when withdrawing? How long should i expect these feelings to last? Thanks for any help!!