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#1 Bkc26

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Posted 14 July 2018 - 07:23 PM

I tapered for two months and have been off completely since June 22. Suddenly this morning I have dizziness, diarrhea and mild head zaps. I have resumed exercise this past week since I was feeling much better. How long does cymbalta keep haunting the body? Anything I can do to try to avoid another rebound?

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 06:43 AM

Hello and welcome Bck,

I don't have the right knowledge to answer this. Don't give up, Fishinghat will be in soon with the appropriate answer.

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 08:06 AM

Hi BKC.

These kinds of reoccurrence is common after 'recovery'. Your nerves are very sensitive to stimuli. Keep up the exercise until you find the level your body can handle and then gradually increase. be sure to take a day off from exercising g from time to time. Usually by month 6 or 7 these types of sensitivities have diminished.

#4 Bkc26

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 10:41 AM

Thank you for you support. This is nasty stuff.

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Posted 16 July 2018 - 06:14 PM

Hi Bkc26

 

I have done a slow taper from 60....to 30.....to 0 as of July 3rd. I have taken this poison for a couple of decades so it's taking a while to keep suffering through all the weird symptoms.  I recently started to bring back in the exercise since I thought I was feeling better but it does seem to aggravate the symptoms a bit.  I've now decided to exercise every other day to see how that goes. Initially, I thought the more exercise, the faster I could get this crap out of my system, but it didn't seem to work like that, since last week I developed ocular migraines in addition to all the other bad stuff, joint pain, hot flashes, chills, headaches, anxiety, etc. I am suffering, but determined to get off this drug.  One day at a time. 


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Posted 16 July 2018 - 09:46 PM

Hi jenibee,

 

I'm going through a Cymbalta tapering withdrawal myself currently, and am also finding vigorous exercise (on my elliptical) does not necessarily help. Instead, tomorrow I'll be going for a 30 minute walk in my neighborhood, in hope that the sunlight/daylight will trigger some serotonin production, which will in turn offset the return of my symptoms (headache/dizziness/nausea/bloating/fatigue).  

 

Been on the poison 12 years myself - tough to get off of.......

 

I'm with you - one day at a time.....

 

Vinpin


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Posted 17 July 2018 - 08:52 AM

Jenibee, this isn't about getting this stuff out of your system. Cymbalta only has a half life of 12 hours so it is out of your system within 3 days of taking the last dose. It is about the extremely sensitive nerves you are left with as well as the imbalance in the neurotransmitters. It just takes time for the body to readjust. Relapses are common with any type of stress (mental or physical) that you are exposed too. It does fade with time though.

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Posted 17 July 2018 - 11:06 AM

Thanks fishinghat! 

 

That is helpful information. 

 

I wonder what the exercise does then to make it worse....or at least it seems like it is causing some sort of aggravation of symptoms.  I'd like to get back in shape but feel like I need to slow it down a bit.


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Posted 20 July 2018 - 03:02 PM

Thank you Fishinghat for reminding me that this process takes time. I’m like Jenibee I’ve always exercised my way out of illness but it doesn’t work for this process,



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