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Is it difficult to stop duloxetine

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Why?: The question is why you are stopping the cymbalta (duloxetine). 30 mg is a low dose and i would not expect any withdrawal symptoms even with abrupt wi ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
These side: Effects may resolve with time. Keep your doctor informed of your side effects.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
38 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: All of the antidepressants can cause withdrawal symptoms. Your body has been used to an increased amount of serotonin and when the medicine is stopped ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hatem Nour
27 years experience Psychiatry
Yes ok : It's ok, Cymbalta (duloxetine) has very minimal problems with discontinuation unlike a lot of ssri medicine. However the only warning, is knowing that ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Corrado
40 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Any drug can be stopped. Some drugs, like narcotics cause physical and psychological dependance and may need to be gradually withdrawn or stopped unde ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Adicts: The addiction causes an overwhelming craving in the mind and body of the addict, which is so compelling that the addict will do anything to get what h ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Desarbo
19 years experience Psychiatry
What's best for you: Most people take Cymbalta (duloxetine) in the am and tolerate it well. However, some people feel mildly tired and i let them take it in the pm. As lon ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience Addiction Medicine
Mutual support helps: Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Stop smoking: The #1 requirement is that you absolutely have to want to stop. Acupuncture is frequently successful, so are treatments with equipment called the onda ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anu Challa
7 years experience Psychiatry
Drug Addiction: Long term drug usage alters the structure of the brain to a point where it is not only mind power any more - there are increased receptors asking for ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not advised!: Your doctor should help you stop this (and many) medications. This should take a week or longer to reduce dose step-by-step. Here's info from NIH: htt ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Esguerra
15 years experience Psychiatry
Prevention is key: There are many ways one can prevent the onset of depression: maintaining social relationships and activities, exercise and physical activity, healthy ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Not exactly: There is no true addiction to antidepressants. However, some are hard to stop due to "discontinuation syndromes"... Side effects that happen when the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Yes and no: it really depend how aggressive the disease is but yes a lot of the disease could be controlled with treatment this way a lot of potential complicatio ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Question: Please have a translator resubmit your question: it seems that you have hypothyroidism: this can be managed medically.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Internal reflex: We have a built in reflex which inhibits certain self inflicted activities from causing discomfort or distress. There is also a learned aspect to it ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: With determination & purpose in life, as well as support & therapy, it is very possible.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Definitely. Do it!: Tobacco cessation requires 2 tasks. Overcoming nicotine addiction, and a deeply ingrained habit. Withdrawal symptomst last ~3 wks, and many can get p ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Difficult: Most people who have actually developed an addiction to smoking describe it as difficult. Motivation is required. Odds of success are higher with a fo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Effexor (venlafaxine) Withdrawal: Effexor (venlafaxine) is for treatment of Depression and Anxiety. Both Therapy and Effexor (venlafaxine) are more beneficial for treatment. Discuss wi ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Should be possible: If the dmard is as effective as intended then a slow taper of Prednisone should be successful. The inability to taper Prednisone to low levels indicat ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ranji Varghese
16 years experience Sleep Medicine
Yes: Sleepwalking is usually harmless. However, people can get into trouble by wandering out of their home, falling, running into things. If disturbed duri ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. LERENA Yielding
31 years experience Family Medicine
WRONG DIET AND EXERC: Doing the correct exercises and doint themn correctly can improve muscle strenght and weight. Eating correctly can also help.

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