I've been on Cymbalta 8 years. I was on 90 mg 6 years, than 2 years ago weaned down to 30mg. Great help from this site!!!
Did great on 30 mg for a year. My dad got sick Nov 2015 I started experiencing anxiety for the first time. I upped the Cymbalta to 60mg, Anxiety went away quickly. When dad died Jan 2016 I started having severe sleeping issues and severe anxiety May have been caused by going to 60mg. Few months later got back down to 30mg, stopped taking ativan and completely recovered, felt fine all summer.
This Sept I thought the prostate cancer I have may have moved to bones cause of pain I was experiencing. Scared the life out of me, and anxiety returned...
I was diagnosed with herniated disk, very bad pain, and got good news about the cancer
Started physical therapy and back is doing fine, but
anxiety still here (for about 6 weeks)
I'm scared, not myself, hard to do everything I'm used to doing, like socializing etc...
other day I took 60mg cymbalta and that night guess what.. couldn't sleep!! next day of course went back to 30mg.... I told my psychologist and she said due to the 60mg episode, the 30mg Cymbalta is causing me to feel the way I do now.
Weird cause before the dad episode I'd never had anxiety and did great on 30mg
I would like to stay at 30mg and not have to go through withdrawal. But if the cymbapta is indeed causing this terrible/daily anxiety I guess it's a good idea to wean off Cymbalta from 30mg
Any advice is truly appreciated.