Pyper, this sounds correct to me if you feel the starting point is removing five beads. You have done the math correctly. Five seems a bit much from my stand point as usually it starts with removing 2 to 3 at the starting point. Just remember this quote from Fishinghat:
Here is a quote from Fishinghat, typed on September 5, 2014 :
"No doubt about it bead counting is the best method. Bead counting, is where you open the cymbalta capsule each day and remove a few beads, usually 2 or 3. So the first day you remove 3 beads, the next day 6 beads, the next 9 beads etc. This provides for a slow steady withdrawal. If symptoms get too bad you just hold at that dosage for a while until you stabilize. Then start dropping again. Be aware that for most the last few beads give the worse withdrawal. Be prepared to slow down when you get to the very end. Now this is just an example. Some can only remove 1 bead a day and others 7 or 8 beads a day. You will have to play with it a little bit to find what works for you. This doesn't mean you won't have withdrawal but it will be lighter and you will have some control over it. Many of the brands have 200 plus beads inside but some of the generic only have 6 or 7 large pellets. "
Please keep a copy of this for all members refer back to.