I dropped down to 5 mg in the middle of May, and then to 2.5mg at the beginning of June. I felt horrible for about 6 weeks. I am now down to 14 beads and tapering by 1 bead every 2 weeks. I still have all the head and ear sensations, and I'm very depressed. I've lost my sense of humor entirely and feel sad all the time. I want this medication out of my system because I really don't think my brain can heal until I stop Cymbalta completely. At the rate I'm going, it's going to take another 6 months before I'm done. I don't think I can handle feeling this way for another 6 months, and then however long it's going to take to fully recover after that.
So, my questions are these: 1) Do I stop completely and go through another horrible increase in my symptoms, but know that the medication is gone and I will begin to heal? 2) Do I taper by 2 beads every 2 weeks to speed up the process, 3) Do I taper by 1 bead every week instead of every two weeks?
I realize everybody is different, but would welcome any feedback.