I am on a low dose of cymbalta (have been trying to lower it).
I am already in a very severe protracted withdrawal (emotional numbness, anhedonia, depression, agitation, zero pleasure, can’t think, concentrate, etc). It’s a nightmare.
I am currently having some sort of horrible reaction (which I have had before when I lower the dose)
It feels like some type of excitatory activity-- something that’s flooding me and totally incapacitating me, centered in my chest and brain.
Is is glutamate? acetylcholine? histamine? Cortisol? Too much serotonin?
Can’t think, feels like brain is inflamed and all thoughts are being edged out.
Horrible feeling in chest like it’s going to burst.
I feel stiff internally, not muscles but more internally.
No tiredness, no appetite.
Feels like any ability to feel pleasureable feelings are 100% gone.
Agitated/flighty chest feeling but frozen
I end up lying down and being still to try to relax, so it might look like I am laying around/sleepy/ but really I am frozen in some sort of activation state where my brain is being fried.
It’s not a mind racing thing... it is a very physical activation / intense discomfort. Feels like everything is being burned out of me.
What the hell is this? What can I do?
Someone please help.
I am wanting to get off cymbalta, and am on <10mg.
I am also taking Zoloft (trying to bridge off, but I have had this reaction before in the past with no Zoloft). I’m not against meds I just want to feel better. I can’t survive like this.