New Member That Needs Tapering Advice
Posted 06 August 2019 - 06:47 PM
week one - 20mg on Monday, Wednesday, Friday
week two - 20mg on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday
week three - 0mg of cymbalta, 300mg of gabapentin
Side effects include headaches, mood swings, slight increase in appetite, dizziness and light headed, unable to work or get out of bed Friday and Saturday of week two. As of week three, I am feeling stronger, more awake somehow, no headache, increased bowel movements, slight neck and shoulder pain but very manageable.
After briefly reading through a few threads, I think I should have used the daily bead measure method. Can anyone offer advice on how I should proceed with my wean? Ex. Continue cold turkey or begin bead counting. If bead counting, how many beads should I begin with. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.
Posted 06 August 2019 - 08:03 PM
Hi LOKI and welcome....
You are right - you should have bead counted and done so daily. Taking your dose every other day will have caused problems as the blood level becomes a rollercoaster.
However, that said - and as Hat said - you seem to have come out quite well! But it is likely that something will creep up on you in the next few days. If you decide to go back on a dose, it wants to be the minimum to get you stable again, so there is less distance to get back to the zero.
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