Going to try to keep it short. my girlfriend was taking duloxetine 60mg and 4mg clonzepam a day for about a year straight. She started to lower the amount of clonzepam about 6 months ago and got down to 1.5mg and she decided she wanted off duloxetine as well. She went from 60mg to 30mg in about a week and then down by 5mg each week until she was off. she got off lexapro same way few years ago and thought she would be ok. the first week off she was having anxiety but it was manageable and then the second week she couldn't stop crying and shaking. that was when we found this site and got scared and decided for her to start the 30 mg duloxetine again and get a psych dr to help her get off. he lowered her duloxetine to 20mg and put her on 20mg fluoxetine and .1mg clonidine 3 times a day. as directed after a week she stopped taking duloxetine. she was fine for about two weeks felt completely normal and fine. then the third week she felt how she did when she stopped duloxetine the first time. so after a week she called her dr. he upped the fluoxetine to 40mg. last week she felt exactly the same way crying uncontrollably all day till about 7 or 8pm. just got off the phone with the Dr and he said basically well i don't know call me back in a week.
what can she do to get relief. i don't know what to do for her anymore we are getting desperate. some other daily stuff she has been taking multivitamin, vit b complex, vit c, vit d, 12.5 mg synthroid (hypothyroid). she has been trying cbd and ashwangndha. she has been taking dramamine for stomach aches she gets from panicking. she has to take benadryl to sleep at night. it seems like a lot and it might be but like i said we are getting desperate.
could this still be duloxetine withdrawal symptoms? the Dr made it seem like because of the Fluoxetine she shouldn't be feeling anything from the duloxetine.
her last does of duloxetine20mg was 32 days ago she has been taking Fluoxetine for 39 days (14 of those days at 40mg)