... of my son 2 yrs ago. I'm completely left with no feelings happy or sad. I lash out but I used to cry when my feelings were hurt, now nothing?
Hi Lady40. I understand what you’re talking about. I was prescribed Cymbalta (60 mg) for chronic nerve pain and I have been taking it for over 10 years now. I lost all emotions along with any interest in everyone and anything. I lost my mom around Christmas in 2017 and I still haven’t grieved for her properly. Anger would come easy; too easy. Along with a couple dozen other side effects that can make a normally sane person think they are going crazy. I have been tapering off Cymbalta slowly and I’m close to the end and almost every side effect is gone. I am laughing again and crying again. I’ve even cried while watching TV commercials. Cymbalta screws up our emotions, messes up our metabolism and so much more. I am in a Cymbalta group and there are over 17,500 people from all over the world who are experiencing these same problems and are trying to taper off this awful medication. The research that I have found on Cymbalta is scary and I can’t believe it’s still on the market. I have never taken Wellbutrin before but I have read some scary things about that medication too. I’m not sure if it’s as dangerous as Cymbalta/Duloxetine or Lyrica/Pregabalin but it’s still not something I would ever take the chance of putting into my body. In my opinion and experience the only way that you will heal is to slowly taper off Cymbalta and see how much better you feel. I am not a doctor. This is my personal opinion. Please do not let your doctor take you off Cymbalta in a matter of a few months. It takes much longer to taper off so that you will have minimal ‘withdrawals’. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me anything. If I don’t know the answer I will do my best to find it. Take care and I wish you all the best. Cindy59
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