Cymbalta Paws, Protractred Withdrawal Or Relapse?
Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:11 PM
Just wanted to give an update to you guys and other people that might read this thread now or in the future.
I went to the ER two days after my last message here and stayed there for almost 14 days.
It was a really good decision and I was able to get some well-needed rest and new energy to move forward.
While there I was re-instated with 60mg Cymbalta again. I have soon been on that dosage for 3 weeks.
Initially I had an upswing of anxiety and the same thoughts as written before. That didn't phase me so much since I've had this for almost 3 months (and was in the safety of people around me). I was prescribed Hydroxizin for times when anxiety was too much to handle myself and propiomazin to sleep (the later has been a god-send to be able to sleep well without anxiety and waking up several times a night, or not sleeping at all). Hydroxizin has helped a little to make me tired and more calm. I'm waiting for results of the 60mgs and hope it will be soon - but my experience has been that any change will take 6 weeks for me to be able to become stable again, which for me means 3 more weeks. I'm still scared to be alone but I can handle it a bit better now - I'm eager to feel better now and I'm pretty sure that I will after the 3 upcoming weeks. I have also begun a new analysis of my mental diagnosis since I'm thinking I may have OCD (pure ocd) as well as GAD - I'll have to wait and see what my doctor says.
Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:40 PM
Thank you fishinghat for the reply. Hydroxyzine works well, better than benzos which gives me more anxiety the day after and a low mood.
I'm not planning to wean the cymbalta from this point forward. I have to focus on my well-being for quite some time forward I think - which is OK by me.
As long as it's working and I feel fine, that's what it's all about for me
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