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#1 kitchenhag



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Posted 13 January 2019 - 11:11 PM

I can't beleive the hell this medication has put me in.

The dizziness and feeling of heart issues is unbelievable

I can't go to the ER or drs every time I feel like I'm having a heart issue. I can't afford it.
My only fear is that I will actually be having a heart attack and not know,

Has anyone else had this issue?

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:37 AM

Unfortunately, I can believe what it is putting you through.


When you say "heart issues" - what exactly is happening?


Dizziness is one of most common complaints during withdrawal, second only to headaches I think. I have had 4 trips to the ER during my withdrawal due to seizures. Never had even one before all this nightmare drug...

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:38 AM

Hello KB,

I can only say that many of us landed in the ER many times thinking they were dying.

Fishinghat will be in later to reassure you. What are the symptoms?

As for dizziness, it's one of the major complaints.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:59 AM

Hi kitchenhag

Let me guess, heart pounding, fast pulse, light headed, maybe a skip beat or two. All of this is common during withdrawal. Cymbalta is a snri which means it controls serotonin and norepinephrine. Norepinephrine is converted by our bodies into adrenaline. Without the Cymbalta present to control it then adrenaline levels spike and cause the symptoms you mention. Many drs prescribe a beta-blocker during this period to help these physical symptoms.

The only thing you can do is try and take it easy and rest as much as possible. The more you are active the more your body will want to produce adrenaline.

Coming off Cymbalta can take a great deal of time. Time and patience.

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