I have been on duloxetine 30mg for about 5 months now and it has helped with my depression a lot. I am in a better place emotionally and after reading about some of the scary side effects/withdrawal symptoms I have decided to get off. So I am doing okay with the taper, and because the brain fog is tough but manageable and thankfully I haven't experienced anything like zaps yet, maybe just some mild headaches, I decided to just skip the capsule every day until I can't handle the withdrawal symptoms anymore. That's actually working just fine and I went from 2 days off to 6 days off over the course of a few weeks. Hopefully it won't hit me down the line, I guess I will see.
Right now I'm really worried about the sexual side effects and whether my libido will return once I am completely off it. I have read that among the antidepressants Wellbutrin/bupropion can be less harmful to libido and that switching from another drug to bupropion that that can actually help increase libido in some patients, but am feeling very skeptical right now of being on any psychiatric medication in general. Does anyone have more information for me? Very upset that these symptoms aren't better advertised to patients by doctors BEFORE prescribing these kinds of drugs.