... intolerable so the Doc told me to take one every other day for one week then stop. I am finding the side effects of the med are worse than the withdrawal symptoms. Would it be better to just stop it and put up with the withdrawal symptoms rather than deal with both?
Hey, if you're able to wean off of it faster than your doctor has recommended, then kudos to you. Most often, people have a tremendously difficult time weaning off of Cymbalta, luckily you were only on it for one week so the neurochemistry of your brain hadn't settled into the medicine as badly as it has with other people. I'm so sorry that your symptoms give you so much trouble. If you feel that the symptoms are truly worse than the withdrawal symptoms, then it's completely up to you. Your doctor is telling you to take them spaced out that way to avoid withdrawal symptoms. If I were in your shoes, I would probably communicate my plan to my doctor.
If you're trying to get something to help with chronic pain, I had chronic pain involving certain areas more than others, but I really just hurt EVERYWHERE. I don't have fibromyalgia, but when I asked my Doctor if there was something *anything* that could help with the all over body pain, he said yes, and got me going on Savella, which is for fibromyalgia. It completely changed my life, so I tell anyone I can about it. LOL
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