I wanted to get some advice on my Cymbalta tapering. I have been tapering off of 90mg since July 2018 by bead counting. I'm currently on 43mg. I originally started tapering at a rate of 5% dose drop every 2 weeks. I haven't been able to handle that high of a drop in a long time. I had nausea, a jittery feeling, anxiety, headaches, brain fog and was crying non-stop. I kept reducing my % drop to see if I could better handle it. Lately I have been dropping by 1.5%. This still gives me withdrawal, but I'm not crying all day after a drop. By keeping with this schedule, I will be cymbalta-free in April of 2026. I was wondering if anyone has any advice or strategies on this method of tapering? Is there a better way?
I saw a psychiatrist who was very understanding about how hard it is to come off of cymbalta. He recommended adding zoloft to help me taper. I wasn't too keen on adding another drug because I'm breastfeeding my daughter, so I declined the prescription.