I am new here and have been reading so much of what has been posted to catch myself up for what lies ahead of me.
I have been on 30mg duloxetine for 6 months to treat post partum anxiety. I am ready to wean myself off this drug and am hopeful that talk therapy will be less problematic and more all-around helpful; I regret terribly not going this route to begin with but I was ashamed. And somehow, taking a pill seemed like a less shameful, quicker route to health and wellness.
My APRN, who never once spoke of any of the side effects I have endured nor the potential for withdrawal symptoms, has told me since I am on the lowest dose and for a short period, to take 1 pill every other day for 2-3 weeks. Then every 3rd day, etc. until I am at 0. She thinks I will tolerate this schedule just fine.
I realize there are many, many instances where people have had terrible experiences weaning. But I am really seeking even just one anecdote, where it wasn't so scary and terrible during the weaning process. Enough to give me the courage to start weaning. Because I am now terrified to start weaning yet absolutely crushed by the weight gain this has all resulted in.