What can you recommend to help someone going through severe withdrawals? I have attempted numerous times under doctor supervision as well as on my own... and I am finally free of it since Jan 4, 2016. HOWEVER!! The withdrawal symptoms are horrific and continuing. I called Eli Lilly and actually spoke with a representative about it who seemed concerned and have not received a return call from them. I was prescribed Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia a little less than 2 years ago and it worked for the pain, BUT, I originally realized what a horrible medication Cymbalta is when I ran out and was without it for two days. Talk about incapacitated! This process has almost been unbearable. The brain zapping, like I've been hit in the head and going to pass out, feeling like I'm falling over and about to pass out, extreme dizziness and nausea, pain of course, depression, anxiety, shortness of breath... and the list goes on and on. Shame on them for continuing with this medication and for not informing the public of it's adverse side effects when attempting to go off of it! My BIGGEST concern at this point is permanent brain damage. What has this done to my brain tissue? I believe it has to have done damage. What is advised in order to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms. I don't want another synthetic, it has to be natural. I called my doctor's office yesterday only to be awaiting a return call today (which is Saturday). Thank you very much
kch70: I found this on the internet for you.
St John's Wort for depression: It is reported to have fewer known side effects than prescription and over-the-counter drugs used for depression. The compound hypericin is present in this herb and is said to be the substance that is responsible for depression relief in St. John's Wort.
Most naturopaths agree that 300 milligrams of standardized extract containing 0.03 hypericin can taken three times per day. Many users notice a change in their symptoms within two weeks. Caution should be used during exposure to sunlight because St. John's Wort can cause photo sensitivity.
Valerian Root for Anxiety: Treating Anxiety
Valerian root is one of the most popular relaxation herbs. It has proven itself most useful in treating the insomnia that frequently occurs with depression and anxiety. Naturopaths usually recommend a dosage of 150 milligrams three times per day, and this same dosage can be taken approximately one hour to bed time as well. This herb is considered safe to use for short periods of time, but a break of at least two weeks should be observed so that the valerian usage does not become habit-forming.
Treating Nerve Pain
If Cymbalta has been prescribed for diabetic nerve pain or fibromyalgia, then the sufferer might try St. John's Wort and Valerian. Both have been used to relieve nerve pain. The Valerian has a sedating effect on the nervous system and prevents nerves and muscles from having spasms. Other herbs that have been traditionally used for nerve pain are oat straw, vervain and skullcap. The skullcap has a sedative effect and the oat straw and vervain are nourishing to the nervous system, providing healing as well as having anti-inflammatory properties. These can all be taken in tincture form and dosage will vary depending on the strength of the preparation.
It takes much more to have a drug pulled off the market yours is more a rare case. When you see the amout of people that are having no problems with this medication. There are alot more others that should be pulled long before this one. It's just that many doctors that are prescribing this medication should not be prescribing it and leave it to special case's
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