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Case Report: Long Term Duloxetine Withdrawl "management"


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#1 FiveNotions

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 09:51 AM

The idiot docs switched this woman, cold turkey, from Cymbalta to Wellbutrin ... then, they had her use Cymbalta "intermittently" to manage her severe withdrawal symptoms ... took her 10 months to "recover" ...

They recommend "[a] gradual tapering-down of duloxetine dose (not an abrupt switch) or occasional re-use of duloxetine while withdrawing might be helpful for this kind of long-term duloxetine withdrawal syndrome."

Jackasses ... :angry:
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Long-Term Duloxetine Withdrawal Syndrome and Management in a Depressed Patient [2014]
http://neuro.psychia...opsych.12110265

Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs), such as venlafaxine,1 have been reported to be associated with withdrawal syndromes. However, duloxetine-related withdrawal syndrome is infrequently mentioned. We want to report on a depressed patient who experienced a long-term duloxetine withdrawal syndrome and relief after gradual tapering procedures.

Case Report: “Miss B” was a depressed patient (depressed mood, anhedonia, anergia, binge eating, and suicide ideation) with partial remission of symptoms under duloxetine treatment (60 mg/day) for 1 year.

However, she disliked the side effects of duloxetine (dizziness and sedation). Therefore, duloxetine was abruptly switched to bupropion 150 mg/day.

She started to feel more energy, but with intermittent severe nausea, unexplained fear, and dizziness after quitting duloxetine for 1 day.

She still had withdrawal symptoms once-to-twice every week in the following 6 months after the switch.

She took duloxetine 30 mg only while feeling withdrawal discomfort in the next 3 months, and then took 15 mg (discarding half the dose of the 30-mg capsule) in the same way for the last month.

She took 10 months to recover from long-term and intermittent duloxetine withdrawal syndrome. No residual withdrawal syndrome was noted since that time.


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 10:05 AM

That dr must have been trained at Kmart.

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 10:08 AM

HAHAHAHA ... hahahaha ... gasp ... snort ... tee hee ... :P

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 04:22 PM

LOL - good one! :lol:


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Posted 17 July 2015 - 07:16 PM

Blue light special indeed, FH!! I wonder if the woman really ever recovered:0

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Posted 17 July 2015 - 10:21 PM

ShadyLady, you are beautiful !!! Wow, Wow, Wow !!! You need to change your screen name again ... you're definitely no longer "shady" ... you're radiant !!!  B)  :) :hug:


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Posted 18 July 2015 - 12:13 AM

Reba

 

Ditto!


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Posted 18 July 2015 - 04:07 PM

You're waay too kind and I'll always be a shady lady! Thought I'd post my pic for a few days as I always wonder what my peeps here on the forum look like;) We should have a picture day where you post a pic for a day or two, right?!



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