My doc prescribed 20 milligrams of Cymbalta for anxiety and once I took it my heart rate and blood pressure went up! I stopped taking it today but I'm concerned if I will have any bad withdrawal symptoms after only taking it two days? Another question I have is it a stimulant? It sure feels like one but my doc said it isn't! I thought he was a good doc but now I'm starting to wonder! Any advice would be great! Thank you!
If you have only been taking this a few days then it wont cause you any problems stopping it. You havent been on it long enough to get any withdrawal effects. I couldnt take the stuff either. It made me feel really weird and I had a hard time sleeping. It does feel sort of like a stimulant but it is not. It is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI) which is a type of antidepressant. I had to stop it because I started swelling up in my hands, feet and face.
This is an old post, but I'll respond for future readers. I tried Cymbalta for four days and just the beginning side effects I had scared me. In my case, it did both make me feel "speedy" at times and my heart felt like it was skipping beats in my throat. I didn't take it after day four. I am two days after stopping and feel perfectly fine. It may still be in my system, but I don't think so. I'm not feeling any differently than I did before I took it. I was going to try it for my pain.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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