My doctor has been asking me for the past two-three years to try to wean off Cymbalta again. Doctor says that antidepressants are like a cast for a broken bone. They're not supposed to be permanent.
I am not sure that I agree with that anymore. There was a time before the first time I tried getting off Cymbalta where I was open to seeing if I could manage my mood without the help of medication.
I don't experience anything terrible when I take Cymbalta consistently; it's only when I miss a dose or when I tried to get off the medication completely. Sure it doesn't completely erase all my anxiety or depression, but that's life. The meds can't control my thoughts which are what make me anxious and depressed at times. That's where therapy helps.
Short of any evidence of organ damage or other serious physical side effects including if I were pregnant or nursing, I am starting to wonder why the heck I should try to get off the drug.
Anyone have any thoughts as to why I should get off Cymbalta?