Hi there! I am a 37 year old female. I have been on Cymbalta for about 2 years now. I have experienced some weight gain that has been more than frustrating. I have always been active with a slim, athletic build. Since being on Cymbalta I have put on weight in places I never experienced prior. I know I am getting older and metabolism slows down. But no matter how I exercise or diet, the weight stays the same. Overall I have gain +25 lbs in 2 years. Not cool! I also have noticed some blurry vision from time to time. Like my eyes have troubles focusing on text every now and then. After reading all the other horrible symptoms of withdrawal, I am convinced this drug should not be in my system. There, I am eager to start my tapering process!
From everything I have read here, it seems like bead counting is going to be the best method for me.
I am on 30mg of generic Cymbalta (duloxetine) twice daily (AM/PM). I counted the beads and found 108 in one 30mg capsule. 30mg x2 daily = 60mg = 216 beads I am ingesting on a daily basis.
If I remove 1 bead per capsule (thus removing 2 beads per day) that schedule puts me at 108 days for my taper. Roughly 15 weeks. Starting today I will be finished right after the New Year.
Can anyone confirm that this would be a gentle taper method? Is there a better taper method to avoid as many adverse affects as possible?
Thank you all in advance for your courage to go before and pave the way for Cymbalta free lives!
Fingers cross there is life after Cymbalta! (and maybe my skinny jeans, too! haha!)