Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:41 PM
New to this site. Ever since I was on cymbalta I would occasionally notice songs stuck in my head, but never really bothered me. About a month ago, starting the withdrawal, I noticed this particularly got really bad and was bothering me. Even now as I’m typing this a song I just heard on YouTube is stuck in my head. It’s been a daily nuisance for this whole withdrawal now.
I’m switching to another medicine that I took as a kid and teenager that worked really well for me, so I’m sure this will go away sooner or later, though it may take a lot of time like all the other symptoms and changes.
It’s a shame how I ended up on cymbalta. I developed health issues in high school and my mother was overbearing and looked too much into it. I ended up at a BS school anxiety program which didn’t apply to me at all. I mentally felt great on what I was taking at the time. But I was 17 so my mom had them switch me to cymbalta without my consent. Granted at the time I didn’t know about anxiety or medicine stuff so I just listened and didn’t really care.
Funny enough I did well on cymbalta for 2 and a half years until apparently I got serotonin syndrome from that, trazodone, and tryptophan in a protein shake I was drinking twice a day. Turns out it may have been misdiagnosed too, because I didn’t really feel all that bad, and my muscle metabolites test was normal and numerous psychiatrists say that wasn’t what I had because my cymbalta and trazodone dose was so low.
Well, nonetheless I was yanked off both cymbalta and trazodone cold turkey after being hospitalized. For the first time in my life after that I developed severe anxiety/panic and so many other symptoms and ended up on the medicine carousel.
Got things sorted out 10 months later and got back on this time a higher dose of cymbalta. The next two or so years were not too bad. Still a lot of depression and anxiousness left over from my period of hardship.
Well recently I developed severe OCD due to life changes and new responsibilities and I finally have made the decision to go back with what worked with me for years, and I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time but hadn’t because I knew cymbalta withdrawal was so bad. But, I’m toughing it out this time.
So, yeah sorry. That’s my little story and I definitely deal with the song thing! Lol.