I've been on Cymbalta for almost 10 years and I was tapering last year. However, I then restarted about 8 months ago - so far I feel like 'myself' but I have twitching still have some dizziness. The twitching and dizziness have been ongoing for the past 8 months now - I noticed that going back on my normal dose of 60 mg a couple of months ago has helped my dizziness. My twitching? Still twitching.
I thought the twitching might have been from the trazodone but I have already stopped that - it's been 3 months since I last stopped and I was on Trazodone (50 mg) only for 4 months.
Now I really want to try switching from Cymbalta to an SSRI but really scared to because the withdrawals was hell and restarting Cymbalta was even heller - I'm afraid the side effects from the SSRI AND SNRI withdrawals would even make it worse.
I'd like to hear your ideas on how you guys successfully switched from Cymbalta to an SSRI (not Prozac, I've tried prozac - it was TOO stimulating. which ssri you were on?) and then, got off completely?
I know that you MUST be ready to get off of Cymbalta - sometimes the mental strength is just as crucial. However, I am not on that stage yet - I would like to get onto an SSRI, since it is "safer" than Cymbalta since it's only affecting one type of neurotransmitter compared to cymbalta which is two neurotransmitters.