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Is it difficult to stop duloxetine

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
36 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 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
These side: Effects may resolve with time. Keep your doctor informed of your side effects.
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Side effects: Sometimes medications can make symptoms worse which they supposedly treat especially when talking about the antidepressant class of drugs. However, yo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Pflieger
39 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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Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
Stopping medication?: Stopping medications. Suddenly can cause u depressive symptoms to come back . All medication can have side effect , some times if u take it longer u ... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Cymbalta (duloxetine): They might, depending on the dose, but withdrawal symptoms can arise. Talk to your doctor before stopping your medicine.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hatem Nour
28 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Variable: Each person differs on side effect specifics. I hope it's doing work things for you and suggest combining it w/ some therapy since that makes it all w ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: You do not indicate why you are taking these medications or for how long. It is not wise to discontinue any medication without discussing it with you ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Yes: I tell my patients to do exactly that. You then close capsule and take the cymbalta (duloxetine). Make sure you wash your hands well afterwards and dr ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Work w/ Dr!: Termination of prescribed meds should be done w/ the doctor. W/drawal can be very severe! Read this FDA paper please: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Ad ... Read More
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Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Pica: Pica is a condition where people eat things with no nutritional value. The most well known cause of pica is iron deficiency, so having your hemoglobi ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Reassess: Your Cymbalta (duloxetine) dose is at the upper end of recommended for anxiety. You need to reassess your whole situation with prescribing doctor re b ... Read More
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