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#61 gail

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 12:28 PM

Hi,

I would say that since you had a rough time, give it a few more days at least. No hurry! Enjoy this " quiet time".

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 12:54 PM

I agree with Gail. Start from a position of strength then proceed slowly.


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:34 PM

tHanks gail and FH! I'm in Spain now for a short trip until Tuesday. then I lower to 30th from 35mg. Wednesday I'm off to a seminar in Greece until Sunday so I should be okay in these conditions.

do you agree?

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Posted 07 October 2016 - 05:50 PM

Should be alright but take a little extra with you just in case you need a few extra beads but I think you will be alright.


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Posted 07 October 2016 - 07:11 PM

Same here, enjoy Spain, lovely country. Then Greece, I envy you Howto. How I would love to see Greece!

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 05:24 AM

thanks guys, I will lower to 30mg from 35mg as from Tuesday. how long should I stay on that level? 2 weeks or so?

sunny regards from Marbella :-)

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 08:22 AM

Htsp

 

How long you stay there , if possible, should be based on your previous drops. How long did it take you to recover from them? If you don't have a good history to go by then I would wait at least 2 weeks before dropping again.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:39 AM

the last drop from 40 to 35mg I lasted almost 2 full weeks. I went from 60 to 40 on 4 weeks and that was a bit to fast I think.

I think I'm going to lower by 2 weeks each time from now on...  From today I'm on 30mg... so in the middle of my weaning!

 

How big do I make my drops from 30 till 15mg guys? 


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:45 AM

As you go down in dose it gets worse. I would drop to 20 first, after about 3 or 4 weeks. Each person is different though.


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:53 AM

so 30 - 25 -  20 - 15 FH or even in smaller steps?


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Posted 11 October 2016 - 01:13 PM

That sounds like a good plan HTSP. I look forward to your updates.


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Posted 16 October 2016 - 08:25 AM

Just a quick update:

 

I've been in Athens Greece from wednessday till this morning when lowering from 35mg to 30mg. 
I've had 1 day when I was feeling rave in my had... I think it was due to the withdrawal, don't you think?

I stay on 30mg till next weekend and will lower again during the weekend to 25mg.

 

A nasty side effect from cymbalta is the fact that when I do something in motion,
for example, a simple walk, I'm sweating directly and the sweat is feeling really cold.
Does someone knows this feeling?

 

thanks guys!

Keep ya posted :-)


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Posted 16 October 2016 - 08:29 AM

I didn't have the sweating but it is considered a common part of the withdrawal and can be very annoying.


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Posted 16 October 2016 - 11:05 AM

the sweating I  have it since I take cymbalta so for me its a side effect


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 04:17 AM

I'm now going to an orthomoluculair doctor who is giving me supplements and infuses for detoxing my liver.

I'm taking these now for almost a month and it's giving me more energy!

 

this weekend i'm lowering my C to 25mg


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Posted 19 October 2016 - 02:55 PM

Good job HTSP.  Remember to take it slowly and wait to stabilize when you're feeling too many symptoms.  I'm holding at 45mgs right now because even just lowering a few beads a day got to be too much...be gentle with yourself!

 

How was Greece?  I'm also jealous that you got to travel!


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 06:23 AM

Hi emoothart,

 

I think I have to lower faster because I have terrible side effects since the start of taking C and they varie each day.

These side effects are only fysical and none physologic so I think I can lower with 5mg each 10 days - 2 weeks.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 07:16 AM

Guys,

Is it possible to drop from 30 till 20mg in 1 step because my fysical side effects are heavy/to heavy... I have none psychological issue when dropping.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 08:33 AM

Each person is different but it is certainly possible. If it turns out to be too much of a jump you can always go back up to 25 and stabilize there. Keep up the good fight.


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Posted 21 October 2016 - 02:32 PM

Hi HTP,

Do you mind telling us what the physical side effects are besides the sweating? Thanks!
Back in your country? French speaking? Just curious!

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 03:20 AM

Hi Gail,

 

My main side effects are:
Many floaters all day
Sinusitis all day

All day ichy skin with sometimes the feeling that my skin gets pinched (pain)

Skin redness in my neck sometimes

Cold sweat sometimes

 

=> I want to stop ASAP because I hate to fight against all this.

I'm back in country but not for long because I have to go to Moskou for my job. I do own a ICT services company with a few international clients.
I live near Antwerp which is the dutch speaking part but we do speak french also because we get it at school.


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:05 AM

Hey HTP,

Thank you for answering. Going down to 20? Ever come to Canada? The States?

Will look up Antwerp, next move Russia! Wow! Bon voyage mon ami!

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 08:57 AM

I'm going down to 20mg as from tomorrow...I start to really hate C due to these side effects! I hope I can get through these period but mentally I'm getting pretty strong...
 

What side effects did you have Gail? Do you recognize some side effects of me?

 

I've done the triangle at the west coast (Las Vegas - LA - San Fransisco), I 've been in NY for 10 times I think.

I've never been in Canada but normally next year I go to Torronto for Microsoft.

 

Merci Gail :-)


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 09:21 AM

htsp,

 

Wow - how fun to travel to all of those places! :)

 

I know you didn't ask me, but I will stick in my 2 cents...

 

I also had floaters and they occasionally come back but for only a minute or two.  I have been off since Jan. 10, 2014.  My major problem was and still is - very emotional while seeing or talking of something sad.  Crying comes so easily.

 

Short term memory is still not as it was and probably never will be, but I am sure that I am much older than you.

 

You are doing a great job - Hang in there!

 

Liz


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Posted 22 October 2016 - 12:22 PM

Hi again HTP,

From what I hear of all your travels, you sure are a strong one. Jet lags and all!

No, I have nothing in commun with your withdrawal, I had nausea, anxiety, anxiety, anxiety and anxiety. My body was real tensed, heating pad was and still is my buddy. I have one floater in each eye, they appeared two years apart, not related to Cymbalta. Part of aging, I would say.

Fishinghat had one hell of withdrawal, fear and fear and fear. That must have been excruciating.

Down to 20, go go go!

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Posted 22 October 2016 - 01:35 PM

P.S.  How could I forget to mention anxiety?  It was freezing and continued for well over a year.  Only occasionally now...


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Posted 23 October 2016 - 05:52 AM

started on 20mg this morning... feeling pretty strong! Let's hope and pray.

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Posted 23 October 2016 - 06:57 AM

started on 20mg this morning... feeling pretty strong! Let's hope and pray.

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Posted 24 October 2016 - 04:39 AM

2th day on 20mg and today I feel a little anxious. Should I ignore this or what should I do with this please guys?


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Posted 24 October 2016 - 11:32 AM

Hi,

If the anxiety is too much, you may want to try Benadryl Total. No more anxiety. But sleepiness. Antihistamine it is and the diphenhydramine in it sedates you. I don't know if you have that in Belgium but surely it must have a " cousin".

Give it a few days, then if it continues, you may want to go back to 25.

Are you in Russia yet?



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