My name is Samantha; I am 26 and living in Australia, and have been dependent on Cymbalta (30mg) for close to 3 years after a year of trying to cure my anxiety through alternative means.
I have been looking through these forums for a few months now, and have decided to start the prozac method to get off Cymbalta once and for all!!!
I now rarely feel anxiety however have gained 10+ kgs in the past 18 months alone and cant bear to look in the mirror anymore. I eat healthily, rarely binge on junk food and diet however the weight just piles on.
I have been prescribed Prozac 20mg and am going to start tonight, at the same time stopping my cymbalta dosage.
Can anyone give me some tips to reduce withdrawal symptoms? - I have heard of taking fish oils, anything else that can aid???
My Dr said to take the full prozac dosage for 2-3 weeks, then wean off that (10mg for 1-2 weeks, then 5mg for 1-2 weeks, then stop altogether).
Appreciate feedback, comments and experiences