My name is Mari.
I been taken Cymbalta in 10 years. Because of fatigue and whiplash after a accident 1998.
I took 90 mg for some years. And then 60 mg the last years.
I lowed the doze from 60 mg to 30 mg in 6 months last year. And stopped completely last november 2016.
In Sweden the lowest doze is 30 mg.
The first months I felt low and had brainzapps. But after a while i felt better. Not good but better.
But last week on monday (7 th August) I crashed mentally. I had to take the ambulance to the emergency.
The doctor told me that I crashed because of all the stress with my own company, the moving to a new home in december 2016 and a unhealthy relationship.
Because of my fatigue and whiplash I am very sensitive to stress and changes.
So what is new? I have panik attacks and anxiety everyday now. I can not be alone.
And I had to close my company, and that feels great actually.
I have zero contact with the man I had a relationship with.
I found this forum because of a tip from a forum for anxiety and panic attacks.
I found out that my anxiety and panic attacks can be linked to my withdrawal from Cymbalta. The withdrawal was to fast.
I do not know what to do. Like I feel now is the worst thing I been threw.
I get anxious about NOTHING. I get Panic Attacks from everything.
Should I start with Cymbalta again?
The doctor want me to take Escitalopram and Oscascand when I need to.
I do not want to start with a another antidepressant. I think it will mess up my body and brain.
Now I starting to believe that I have to take Cymbalta again. Because my brain knows the medicin. Used to it.
I had to take Oxascand 5 times since the crash. I try to work with the anxiety and panic attacks with natural methods.
For me the Oxascand is a security now. Because I am afraid of a new crash.
I know it is not good to take to much because it is addictive drug.