I really appreciate this forum, even when I don't post I am reading and absorbing all the experiences members are going through.
I have been enjoying life again! My spouse is happier too. I now realize that taking cymbalta , an "anti-depressant": MADE ME DEPRESSED! That's so messed up.
I'm 6 weeks tapering by beads, from only 30 mg (2 years). Just starting to have "brain zaps" (hearing the "zzzzzzzhhhhh" when I turn my head) and the tilts too. I just went for a walk and felt so frustrated with a monkey on my brain (!) making me dizzzy.
I tried to google how to increase serotonin naturally. Chewing, chewing, chewing?! Maybe as in chewing gum, since I can't eat all day. I'm actually having little interest in food and lost 15 lbs this month weaning off C.
Tryptophan? I really don't feel like putting any more pills or capsules in my mouth right now.
SUNLIGHT! Ah, if only. I lived most of my life on the Monterey Bay but had to relocate. Pacific Northwest (PCN) has probably half as much sunlight. I go out and walk anyway. Everyone here does. Lots of outdoors people. I have a light that I sit under when I eat b'fast.
Today I feel like reaching out for community. I want to thank all the god-likes and advanced students for being there for us. Since I was an RN I hope I can learn to give back on this site in the future. I've been through this before going off SSRI's but only had the brain zapping around 5p, evening's stayed home. Withdrawals lasting about 4-6 weeks.
Cymbalta is evil in my book! Nothing else like it. I am really hoping everyone hangs in there, all of us together figuring out how to get our lives back.