I am quitting cymbalta, but weening off. Can I get some feedback on my method?
- 12 Nov 2014 by whiteprush
- 27 Nov 2014
- cymbalta, depression, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, generic, brand, pill
I refilled today and got the same generic brand of Dulox that I had last time. I noticed that these capsules are filled with 12 tiny pills. They are 60mg caps so each tiny pill would be 5mg. I have 30 caps so that's 1800mg. I have made the following schedule to taper off slowly, but I want to know if it will cause more/less withdrawal symptoms than other methods.
55mg x 5 days
50mg x 5 days
45mg x 5 days
40mg x 5 days
35mg x 5 days
30mg x 5 days
25mg x 5 days
20mg x 5 days
15mg x 10 days
10mg x 10 days
5mg x 10 days
So before I start opening my caps and start dividing it all up I wanted to see if anyone had any warnings or advice.
I plan on talking to my doctor about the process on Friday when I made an appt. but in the meantime I am just curious and wouldn't mind beginning with the 55mg caps before Friday.
Thanks in advance!
When I had weaned off before, my doctor had me do it 75% for a week... 50% for another week and so on until 0%. Side effects were not bad... no "zaps" or anything, like I have heard of. I had taken it for 8 years. I am now trying it again because I am not having any luck finding something else that helps with my anxiety related dizziness. I wish you good luck... your plan does sound like a good one.
Is this stopping of the med Dr ordered? You don't say how long you've been on it, based on what you posted I'd say this is a good schedule, I'd probably add 3-4 more segments near the end, this stuff is awful to get off, the longer and more gradual the better.
I have been on Cymbalta for a year and a half. It was prescribed by my internist for fibromyalgia. I have no other depression or anxiety issues.
I know that the drug itself caused quite a bit of exhaustion for me but did help the pain. I was on 60 mg.
Until two months ago. My Doctor cut the dosage to 30 mg. with no
weaning and I had no issues. I made
a decision to get off the drug as the benifits were not there for me any
longer at that dose. Three weeks ago I started taking one pill every other
day. I have been off Cymbalta for six
day's. Other than some slight
rushing dizzy fits and more tiredness, I am doing fine. I use D3, Magnesium and a whole lot of Gatorade. The electrolytes in the Gatorade are a benifit I believe. Im staying hydrated and eating well except for sugar cravings in the afternoon. I have lost three pounds.
Anyone that is looking for a positive experience believe me there are many people out there that are just like me. Good luck to all and know to that this shall pass.
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