A 56-year-old member asked:
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can i take cymbalta (duloxetine) in order to help with benzodiazepine withdrawal depression?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Different effects: Different people respond differently and some go the other way, using benzodiazepine to help w/ cymbalta (duloxetine) w/drawal. The whole issue of w/drawal problems is tragic in my opinion and I feel for you. Try to work w/ your doctor if you trust them - find one you trust otherwise. Then, try to avoid such medications if possible in your future. CBT therapy reduces or eliminates the need for them.
Answered on May 30, 2016

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