I was researching weaning off of cymbalta, thanks for this site.
I must say... I never ever knew how bad this was... as I try yet again to get off of the Cymbalta or Duloxetine the molecular name It has been 10 years, I have been on it since the drug came out. I am not interested in being on this drug any longer for multiple reasons, it numbs me out and steals my life, my joy, the same joy I started it for... I have suffered with depression and anxiety most of my life, and even younger if I think hard. It runs in my family, my brother is on 120mg too and says he will never stop it. I started having more health issues, and felt numb, not enjoying life, so I decided to get off or at least come down off the 120mg. My situation includes a lot of stress.. last year loosing a brother, a son with cancer since 2015, a new job, a daughter that moved away (left the children here), all of these things and I am managing.. as of today anyway. I believed the drug was causing me liver issues, since reducing it the swelling in my abdominal area has gone down, but I must say I am also fighting candida which I believe is connected.
So two months now from 120mg to 60mg... two weeks now I am down to 30mg and NOT doing well. So reading some of your posts have helped and I will go back to the drawing board. Wean slower and add in some supplements. I am on a restrictive diet for the candida and I am a new diabetic on metformin, I take blood pressure meds and protonix. I also have fibromialgia, yes its real, and I have pain. I feel so discombobulated if you will. Got to get the system back in order... my symptoms seem endless, fatigue, foggy, tingling in odd places.. feet, finger, feel like a zombie at times and I am .. itchy itchy itchy... ughhh! Brain zaps, dizziness, bowel issues... crazy stuff! Then I have moments of happiness and have a real laugh, really enjoy something. So I will keep going...