I discontinued the NSSRI, Cymbalta about five months ago for financial reasons. I went through severe, almost unbearable, side effects after stopping the drug. I had found Cymbalta to be more helpful with anxiety than depression. My depression and anxiety returned of course -- full force -- and now in a form that is worse than it had ever been. The very nature of the depression has changed from what it was prior to beginning my course of treatment with Cymbalta. It is simply a different form of depression from anything I have experienced before, complete with a new host of symptoms. I am now fearful of going back on any psychotropic medication. I have at one time or another been prescribed virtually the complete gamut of anti-depressants; nothing has worked. I am a 71 year old male. I am very tired.