... to a 10 mg dose fluoxetine. She has been off the Cymbalta 6 days. She was on fluoxetine 5 days before the doctor stopped it. It seemed to make her feel worse. The pharmacist said the Cymbalta should be out of her system and the fluoxetine is causing the withdrawal. Is this possible only being on it for less than a week? How long will she go through this? She was put on this for neuropathy caused by Lyme disease not for depression. Cymbalta is used for diabetic nerve pain and the doctor was hoping it might help with her neuropathy.
What are her symptoms? I had a terrible reaction to Prozac (fluoxetine). I was able to stop after 3 weeks with miminal symptoms. I felt dizzy. Cymbalta definitely has a history of withdrawal symptoms. It's a medication that should be prescribed to someone most likely to stay on it long term. Since she's already stopped taking Cymbalta than it's probably best to not start taking it again, in my opinion. Your daughter will have to just go through the withdrawal process. Use yahoo, bing or google. You are such a good mom. Best of luck to you & you daughter.
Hi I went through the same thing. Got off cymbalta was down to 10mg ( dumped half of 20 mg pill out) then went to Prozac. I went through withdrawal off cymbalta for about a week and a half. I feel a lot better now on Prozac. I'm on 20 mg for about a week and a half now. I do recommend to take it with food. Helps if she is having side effects from it. But I am guessing its from cymbalta it has terrible withdrawal symptoms. Hope this helps.
I have been on Cymbalta for 2 years and decided to come off of it. I've been off of it for 10 days and have had severe side effects which haven't subsided yet. I've come across quite a few people with the same symptoms. Extreme fatigue a sort of electric jolt due to moving my eyes left or right quickly, along with a form of tremor like shaky hands. So far nobody has come across that has taken this has good news as to how to come off of this medication without bad side effects. Doctors don't seem to know how to do anything either for the symptoms. These symptoms or not listed as a side effect 4 Cymbalta
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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