Hello! I've been on Cymbalta for 2 years and it has ruined my eating and my appetite, I haven't been able to eat without using c******* ever since I went up to 60mg and then 90mg, and it stayed when I went back down to 60mg. Now I've fought for over a year to get to a doctor that is willing to help me get off Cymbalta, and my last and only option was a shitty psychiatrist whose practices are far from kosher, but hell I could get a prescription and an appointment and that's all I needed to start getting off this nightmare drug.
He prescribed me 30mg for 10 days and told me to cut straight from 60mg to 30mg. The first couple days were rough, but it's gotten better with minimal side effects other than my mental state. Now I have one more 30mg pill left and was prescribed 7 20mg pills to switch to after I finish the 30. I'm worried about what will happen when I run out of 20mg. My psych told me to take the 20mg every other day, but that sounds like a horrible idea to me, like going back and forth between withdrawal and recovery.
I'm interested in bead counting but I know I don't have enough pills to properly taper down the way most people do, so I'm not sure how I should go about this. Should I rapidly taper the beads down over a 7 day period? Should I take my psychiatrists advice? This is my first time fully coming off the drug and I'm terrified my body will be wrecked, as I was taking it for fibromyalgia and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome pain, and now I've been on 300mg Gabapentin as well as the Cymbalta for about 6 months now as a buffer so I don't quit Cymbalta without something else to help ease the pain. Do you guys know what I should do???