Update on me:
Four weeks clear into 2 beads a day (1 bead every 12 hours) .... and I would say I am just "so-so". Week 3 was still pretty bad, but Week 4 was better. Interestingly, was away from home Thurs-Sun last week (week 4) for a niece's graduation in South Dakota, and I was doing fairly well up there. Then, back at home, awoke yesterday - and I was back to the light-headedness and woozy feelings, along with a headache that moved around to different parts of my head. Additionally, I'm feeling a lot of anxiety and nervousness throughout my body.
I've decided to go even slower in my tapering process. I want to have at least four straight weeks of no or minimal symptoms before I make the next bead change. Also, I am favoring going with 1 bead every 16 hours for my next change, instead of straight to 1 bead per day.....
- I find that when I am take 0.5mg of Alprazolam it helps with just about all the symptoms - and that's really great. During this 2 bead stint, I decided to take two 0.5 mg tablets per day (1 tablet every 12 hours), instead of 1 tablet per day - so I am relying on it more. My question is - since this is an addictive drug, how concerned should I be that this increase will result in a more difficult withdrawal from the Alprazolam at some point in the future?
2. How common is it for Cymbalta withdrawal symptoms to subside for a week or so and then re-emerge? I'm discouraged that this week (week 5 on two beads) isn't as good as last (week 4 on two beads).... but is this "par for the course" at this stage of the game?