I'm a newbie to the forum and need your help.
38 year old, been on Duloxetine (Dulodet) for 8 months now. 7 of those months I was taking 60mg and then last month I was advised by my doctor to go down to 30mg, as I wanted to get off the med.
Going down from 60 do 30 did not cause any side effects or withdrawal symptoms, so foolishly, 3 days ago I stopped taking Dulodet cold-turkey. Boy was I in for a surprise?!?! Yesterday my withdrawal kicked in big time - dizziness, feeling almost disoriented, wicked nauseous, stomach issues, nightmares, brain zaps - THE WORKS!
After spending pretty much the worst night of my life I was super scared this morning and ended up taking 30mgs, hoping this would alleviate my withdrawal symptoms. Obviously I had underestimated how difficult it would be to come off this med and now need to do some serious research on how to do that, as doctors in my country (Bulgaria) are totally useless, when it comes to strategies to come off the drug. They just don't care.
Your forum is an invaluable source of info on how to effectively try to come off the med but before I get to that point I just want to start feeling "normal again". Can you guys advise, how long after I've started taking 30mgs again can I expect to also get rid of those awful withdrawal symptoms? Does it take a couple of days, or would it kick in after a couple of hours since I have only been off the meds for 3 days?
Any advice would be much appreciated!