I stopped taking Cymbalta about 9 months ago after 5 years of use. The rebound anxiety and depersonalization I've experienced has been horrible, but with a lot of work I've been able to sort of function. I exercise daily, meditate, take supplements like lions mane and ashwagandah, do weekly therapy, eat a perfect diet with no sugar,gluten, dairy, etc. Ive lost 60lbs and am probably as healthy as I've ever been. Still, I can't really find enjoyment in anything. I'm still struggling with weekly panic attacks, random bouts of anxiety, and short episodes of terrible depression/despair. The depression is something I never experienced before taking Cymbalta. I'm afraid to deviate from my daily schedule too much for fear of triggering panic attacks, especially with extremely social or disorienting activities.
I feel like my brain is still adjusting to not having the Cymbalta, so I don't want to jump onto another SSRI until I've truly reached baseline. For others who have stopped Cymbalta, did you eventually start on another SSRI? At what point am I going to be completely recovered from the Cymbalta?