Hi friends .
Over a year ago i posted here i was going to try coming off Cymbalta , so i tried going down from 60mg to 30 mg
suddenly which didnt work , my mood became somber , i became silent etc .
BUT only a few months ago i think in Aug/Sep i decided to take a 60mg every second day , hmm , i started
feeling better , so i stayed with that for a month or so , then i went to 30mg every day , now i am taking 30mg
every second day and expected to be off Cymbalta early in the new year as i didnt want to rush things
( i have been on Anti-depressants for around 25 years non stop )
But things are going so well i expect to be off Cymbalta by Christmas , i also take 30 mg of Avanza (Mirtazipine)
every night (it was to help me sleep (duh) as i have problems with Insomnia) but have also cut Mirtazipine in half as well
to the point its ineffective , infact 30 mg of Cymbalta is not a therapeutic dose , so im essentially nearly off Anti-depressants .
Saw my Psychiatrist yesterday , he wanted last time to change my anti-depressant because i said i was on Cymbalta and still depressed
so whats the point ? He gave me a prescription for a different anti-depressant but as i was feeling BETTER cutting down i thought i'd
continue on this path .
Listening to my body , so i hope this helps someone , give the alternate day/s a try see how you feel , Doctors DONT always know best .
I am nearly off and feel better than i did before , I told my doctor and Pharmacist , doctors are quick to prescribe these things but make it
very hard to\come off , their is NEVER an escape plan , if your still depressed they prescribe a higher dose , which could potentially be
making your symptoms worse .