Hello all.....my wife and I are struggling with our 15 year old daughter....She has depression / anxiety .....prescribed Seroquel, and Cymbalta with Klopnopin as needed (lately needs it often). When she was first prescribed Seroquel, we saw a relatively quick improvement, however she still had anxiety....so as Psychiatrists often do, they wanted to try another drug (Cymbalta) in conjunction with the Seroquel. She has regressed very badly, and after reading about Cymbalta, we have decided to get her off of it. Wife read about the skipping a day method, which we are doing, but she is a total train wreck (both physically and mentally).
Any guidance on helping a teenager would be greatly appreciated. She is on 20 mg of Cymbalta currently on an every other day routine. At her current dosage can anyone give any guidance on the following:
1. how man beads should we start for the weaning process, and what progression should we try?
2. what would a realstic expectation be to start seeing any improvement?
3. any supplements we should try to help alleviate the withdraw side effects?
Currently, she is very suicidal, very hard to wake up in the morning, and really in a place that she just can't function very well at all. Your help is greatly appreciated.