I have been doing alright but the people having problems with Cymbalta withdrawal keep coming. What a shame we still have to deal with that drug.
Kathy's Cymbalta Taper
Posted 20 January 2018 - 09:12 AM
Doing great Kathy.
For some reason that reminded me of what my father used to say, He was born in 1918 and loved the old slang used at that time. When something was going real slow but steady he would say it "was slow and steady like a toad a walkin'". If however it was erratic he would say it was "steady by jerks like a frog a hoppin'." It is funny how things can trigger old memories,
Posted 20 January 2018 - 02:21 PM
So good to hear from you, it's been a while!
My saying is slow as a three toed sloth! You really understand the word SLOW and good for you!
We missed you and hope to get another update when you're ready. Don't worry about going slow, it won't turn you into a toad or a sloth, but a sloth is so beautiful, better than a toad!
Posted 13 February 2018 - 08:39 PM
I need math help!!
My 60mg capsule weighs 365g (I averaged 3 of them). I'm weighing out 50g starting today. So I think my calculations come to ---> 13.7% or 8.22mg of the 60mg capsule?
I used to be good at math. Is this correct? How do grams (g) and milligrams (mg) compare? Aren't there 1000 mg in 1 g? Why don't my 60mg pills weigh 6000g??
Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:59 AM
"My 60mg capsule weighs 365g (I averaged 3 of them)."
That must be hard to swallow as 365 grams is about 3/4 of a pound. lol 1 pound equals 454 grams.
I assume you meant 365 mg. This would be about 68 mg of Cymbalta (they use a little higher dosage to compensate for what Cymbalta is not absorbed) and the rest is filler, enteric coating and capsule weight. That sounds about right.
The rest of your math is correct. By the way, 1000 mg = 1 gram.
Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:48 PM
My scale shows 365, I'll take your word for it that it's mg. Why doesn't my scale show 60mg or close? How does 365mg=68mg?? Does my question make sense?
I assume you meant 365 mg. This would be about 68 mg of Cymbalta (they use a little higher dosage to compensate for what Cymbalta is not absorbed) and the rest is filler, enteric coating and capsule weight.
Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:22 PM
One capsule of 60 mg of Cymbalta contains 67.3 mg of Cymbalta (this allows for some that is not absorbed) and the weight of the capsule as well as filler (there are several and the enteric coating.
Fillers/capsule components and enteric coatings include....
Gelatin (UNII: 2G86QN327L)
Hypromelloses (UNII: 3NXW29V3WO)
HYPROMELLOSE ACETATE SUCCINATE 16070722 (3 MM2/S) (UNII: 24P2YXD2PW)
Sodium lauryl sulfate (UNII: 368GB5141J)
Sucrose (UNII: C151H8M554)
Talc (UNII: 7SEV7J4R1U)
Titanium dioxide (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)
Triethyl citrate (UNII: 8Z96QXD6UM)
FD&C BLUE NO. 2 (UNII: L06K8R7DQK)
FERRIC OXIDE YELLOW (UNII: EX438O2MRT)
Posted 29 May 2018 - 09:01 PM
I'm on 20 beads now, I have to start counting because they are too weightless to weigh. I have to make up more capsules tomorrow, I will go down a bead each drop. I stay on a drop for about 2 weeks so this will take me another 40 weeks or so. Slow and steady wins the race!!
Posted 03 June 2018 - 12:51 PM
Gail, I'm doing good. I've been at this taper since November 2016!!!
My head buzzes, but that might be my tinnitus. Who knows?
My knees have some pain, if I would just get up and exercise instead of sitting on this couch most of the day I'd probably be better off!!
I tried tapering in 2011 and didn't make it. The nausea, queasiness, the reaction to lights (sun and electric) and the dizziness moving my head from side to side along with knee pain were the most annoying, I only have the knee pain now and I can live with that!
How are you doing, Gail?
Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:22 PM
Already 10 beads and doing good, bravo for you.
One bead a week sounds good, you have done your homework. Hope all goes well for those 10 beads.
So nice of you to update, looking forward for the next one, thanks Kathy!
Thanks Gail, how are you feeling these days? xoxox
Excellent job Kathy. We will celebrate when you make it to zero.
I think I went down too fast to 10 beads (from maybe 15??), but I don't feel bad... so I'll stay at 10 and go down from there.... unless I start feeling horrible.
One of the best things that has happened so far is the awful sweating has stopped!!! Yay!
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Posted 15 July 2018 - 05:46 AM
I'm doing ok, bit of symptoms here and there. Spiritually,doing pretty good. Hydromorphone has gone up in the last 2weeeks for back pain. Thanks for asking!
If you do prayers Kathy, I need them. If not, it's ok.
From 15 to 10, you got me nervous here. Do stay at 10 for a while. Are you cross tapering?
If so, with what? You seem happy and freeer. So good to here.
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