... the terrible mood swings and rage, its cary. My doctor refuses to advise or help except to tell me to go back on them immediately. Can someone tell me how long this living hell is going to last? i don't know how much longer i can cope
I have been 14 days without Cymbalta now. I still feel absolutely terrible. Worst at the moment is?
- 1 Sep 2015 by stars_bright
- 1 September 2015
- cymbalta, major depressive disorder, rage, mood swing
Added 1 Sep 2015:
I have had to stop taking the Cymbalta due to the major side effects. Not that I feel i have should have to explain my reasons to the idiot who just posted
Bless your heart stars_bright. :( I am not much help in answering this question, as i have not came off the generic duloxetine (cymbalta) yet. I only take 30mg per day and works for me thus far the past 6 months. However, i have read that it is hard coming off. Tapering off is what is recommended, even if in such tiny increments every 3 days, so your body adjusts to it and doesn't react so strongly. I don't know how long you have been taking it, but the comments i have read before is that the withdrawal is not as bad if you haven't been on it very long, say month or so. But, every one's body is different. Pausing to say a prayer for you. I trust someone else who has been thru what you are experiencing will step up and give you some real answers, advice and help. Just try to hang in there <3
Hi.. I feel your pain! I went off Cymbalta about 5 years ago and it was tough! I remember feeling bad for at least 3 weeks, it may have been more like a month I'm not sure. It can take a long while for the brain to adjust to the change but hang in there, It will get better! Check out Hyla Cass MD, I'm not sure of her website but just google. She helps people come off prescriptions like anti depressants and even sells supplements to help support the body as it goes through the withdrawal. Cymbalta withdrawal is one of the toughest ones - hang in there!
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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