DG - last word on this. I was taking Cymbalta for 10 weeks. I weaned down to 10mg and then had my supply cut off. Even that was a nightmare. Now, I'm not saying I was one of those few "statistics", but please go careful.
Glad you have a fall back plan. Just do not get too eager in your wanting to "just get it over with". As my darling Gail said, listen to your body and for goodness sake, get counting if you get the slightest feeling it is going tits up, ok?