Discontinuing medications like Cymbalta must be done slowly over time to avoid the worst of the withdrawals. This may take several months and even then you may still experience some withdrawals when you stop taking the medication. The nausea, diarrhea, and brain zaps can take awhile to gradually go away. My experience is when I have weaned off one antidepressant and even though replacing with a different one, I still experienced some discomfort. Depending on what dose you were on when you stopped the Cymbalta and what symptoms you are having, be prepared to gradually get better over several months time. Also, be aware of returning symptoms for which you were taking the med in the first place. If symptoms return, please contact the doctor.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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