Hello this is my first post, but I have been to some others forums and I think I am well informed.
I am at my 40s and have been to zoloft twice and lexapro 3 times. I stopped before summer the lexapro for 2nd time 10 mg in 40 days tapering. I had brain zaps but I knew that from before, but after 3 months I relapsed in depression and gad and realized that I was unhappy and needed an AD to cope. So I started lexapro again (in consultation all these with my psy doc)
In general 10mg lexapro works for depression but not for GAD and motivation. Then I had 2 options: continue with lexapro and a long lasting benzo daily or try cymbalta. I have heard that SNRIs are difficult to come off, but I registered as I need help to understand how the withdrawals of cymbalta compare to the withdrawals of SSRIs. If the withdrawals are so worst than the ones from zoloft or cipralex and as I have not used cymbalta for more than 2 weeks I may slowly switch back to cipralex and a benzo like valium.
I don't want to write much, but I jumped straight from lexapro to cymbalta and had no side effects or brain zaps, so far at least.
I think I prefer 60mg cymbalta to 10mg lexapro it makes me more calm and seems to work for GAD (usually I understand the effects of antidepressants in the first week).
Sorry if it has been discussed before, I want to know if its much harder to withdraw from 60mg cymbalta than it is from SSRIs, as I may like it now but I could discover a side effect in some months time, that I am unaware now.