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Is there any harm in tapering psych meds without dr supervision? I started meds bc of insomnia, now sleeping about 16 hours a day. Reducing trazadone, klonopin, and cymbalta (duloxetine).

Is there any harm in tapering psych meds without dr supervision? I started meds bc of insomnia, now sleeping about 16 hours a day. Reducing trazadone, klonopin, and cymbalta (duloxetine).

OMG yes!: Please get supervision! Stopping Klonopin (benzo) too fast can cause anxiety & seizures. Rapid withdrawl from your Cymbalta (duloxetine) can precipitate close to debilitating "SSRI discontinuation syndrome" (weird paresthesias, headaches, GI distress, lightheadedness & balance problems). SARI w/d from trazodone will be similar plus add bad insomnia & risk of depersonalization, anger, agitation & suicidality. ...Read more

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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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I've been taking cymbalta (duloxetine) for about 8 days I cleaned all day should be wore out but I can't sleep this is the first night I can't sleep should I worry?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Although most patients report somnolence (drowsiness) with the use of duloxetine, some patients report insomnia, hypomania (the opposite of depression) or agitation. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is available in 20mg. Check with your doctor to see if a lower dose is better fit for you. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Best way to taper off clonexapam. 0.50 b.I.D. Doseage timeline 4 years.... Used as sleep with cymbalta (duloxetine). Doc no help?

Best way to taper off clonexapam. 0.50 b.I.D. Doseage timeline 4 years.... Used as sleep with cymbalta (duloxetine). Doc no help?

Talk to your doctor: I would talk to either your prescribing physician or another physician with experience with both your mental health conditions as well as the gastrointestinal symptoms you contend with at the present time. There is mention of a hiatal hernia and endoscopy for an ulcer so it is important to not make huge changes in your regimen too fast for your body to catch up with! Stay safe! ...Read more

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Will be 2 weeks went down from 60 to 40 cymbalta (duloxetine).Tomorrow going to 30.Think I'm in right direction. Sleep apnea test wed nite will decrease matter?

Will be 2 weeks went down from 60 to 40 cymbalta (duloxetine).Tomorrow going to 30.Think I'm in right direction. Sleep apnea test wed nite will decrease matter?

I'm really concerned: That you are using on line doctors to direct your care rather than the prescribing provider. It may seem thrifty - but it isn't the medically sound avenue. ...Read more

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I am on 40mg of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and 5mg of cymbalta and I cannot sleep a wink. What should I do?

I am on 40mg of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and 5mg of cymbalta and I cannot sleep a wink. What should I do?

Tell prescribing Dr: In the meantime consider improving sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin ...Read more

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I sweat so bad when I sleep I wake up soaked? It seems to be getting worse, I take wellbutrin & cymbalta (duloxetine)? Is this something I should be worries about?

I sweat so bad when I sleep I wake up soaked? It seems to be getting worse, I take wellbutrin & cymbalta (duloxetine)? Is this something I should be worries about?

Soaked: Yes, you should be worried about this. Please don't change your medicines for now but get a clinic visit to your doctor as soon as possible.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Easily fatigue, wake up after complete9h sleep tired&have headache&want to sleep more, I took amitrypti and cymbalta (duloxetine) for 3 years with only smal improvem?

Have you been seen: By a sleep medicine specialist? A sleep study may be helpful. In meantime, use good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine like a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room on comfortable mattress & pillows.
4. Use bedroom >. ...Read more

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Tody was my last day of cymbalta (duloxetine) replace it in Zoloft senc 11day but to day I could not sleep I took ativan and trazadon but I steel can't sleep?

Tody was my last day of cymbalta (duloxetine) replace it in Zoloft senc 11day but to day I could not sleep I took ativan and trazadon but I steel can't sleep?

Don't understand...: You don't say how much zoloft (sertraline) and when you are taking it--usually we would cross-taper--start someone on the zoloft (sertraline) and gradually be moving to a therapeutic dose and giving it some time as we move down on the cymbalta (in your case)--how much trazodone did you take, does it normally work for you? It typically takes time to get into one's system and begin to make one sleepy. Talk to your dr asap. ...Read more

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Taking Cymbalta (duloxetine) for the last 3 weeks. Trouble sleeping. Get only 4-5 hours of sleep a night. Not normal for me. Should my body have adjusted by now?

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Taking Cymbalta (duloxetine) for the last 3 weeks. Trouble sleeping. Get only 4-5 hours of sleep a night. Not normal for me. Should my body have adjusted by now?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Talk to your doctor about possibly changing the timing of taking the Cymbalta, (duloxetine) or adding a supplement such as Melatonin for sleep. ...Read more

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I m in Zoloft 50mg and cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg and trazadon 25mg I stop cymbalta (duloxetine) and I take trazadon 50mg but I could not sleep what could bi the reason?

I m in Zoloft 50mg and cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg and trazadon 25mg I stop cymbalta (duloxetine) and I take trazadon 50mg but I could not sleep what could bi the reason?

Not sure: Maybe because you thought the Cymbalta (duloxetine) helped with sleep. It is not a sleeping drug. It is for moods. Maybe it is time to have your trazadone increased, as that medicine is often used for sleeping and you are on a low dose. Fall to your prescribing doctor and don't worry! ...Read more

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I switch from cymbalta (duloxetine) 90mg to Zoloft 50mg by tapering cymbalta (duloxetine) but after 10 dayes I finish my last 30 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) but I can't sleep even with trazadon?

I switch from cymbalta (duloxetine) 90mg to Zoloft 50mg by tapering cymbalta (duloxetine) but after 10 dayes I finish my last 30 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) but I can't sleep even with trazadon?

May take longer.: Zoloft and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are actually very different from each other. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is very potent and works on two different receptors (serotonin ; norepinephrine) and many people take longer to get off of it. Zoloft works mostly on one (receptor) and 50 mg is a low dose. Talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Howcan I get rid of sleep disorders iam suffering 3 y itake cymbalta&amitryptiline ihave been improved at very long slow rate my sleep iscomp restful?

Howcan I get rid of sleep disorders iam suffering 3 y itake cymbalta&amitryptiline ihave been improved at very long slow rate my sleep iscomp restful?

Insomnia: You have been suffering a very long time, see a clinical psychologist who can help you uncover the reasons and help you develop calming strategies for night time relaxation. Daily exercise, limiting alcohol and caffeine usually helps most people. Best. ...Read more

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Why am I always so tired? I am always bone deep exhausted. I could sleep 20 hours a day and still be tired. I'm on lamictal and cymbalta (duloxetine).

Tell your doctor: Fatigue & exhaustion can be due to your medication, either as a side effect or from too much! Or perhaps you're anemic or hypothyroid. If you're getting enough sleep (20hrs is plenty!) and still tired, perhaps you're not getting good quality sleep. In other words, you might have sleep apnea. Regardless, you need to talk to your family physician and get diagnosed in order to get properly treated. ...Read more

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Dx depression on 60mg cymbalta (duloxetine). Malaise myalgia bad headaches very tired sleep 18hrs. Psych says not the meds. What?

Dx depression on 60mg cymbalta (duloxetine). Malaise myalgia bad headaches very tired sleep 18hrs. Psych says not the meds. What?

2nd opinion?: If not the med, wouldn't u think that perhaps it is not the proper med 4 u, ; try a different one? True it may not b the med but ur symptoms r 1 of depression so the med is not working, time 2 try an alternative antidepressant. ...Read more

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Depress, socialy withdrawn, anxious, lethargic, just want to sleep, lack of interest. Take cymbalta (duloxetine) for fms + wellbutrin for depression. Any help?

Depress, socialy withdrawn, anxious, lethargic, just want to sleep, lack of interest. Take cymbalta (duloxetine) for fms + wellbutrin for depression. Any help?

Call your doc..: For whatever reason, on occasion even people on medication have symptom recurrence. Your doc can determine whether adjustments need to be made. If not already, counseling may help with strategies for dealing with these symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe leg pain r/l back sleeping helps some. Mri some bulging EEG no pinched nerves. Lipitor (atorvastatin) cymbalta presc. D what to suggest to dr. No injuries?

Severe leg pain r/l back sleeping helps some. Mri some bulging EEG no pinched nerves. Lipitor (atorvastatin) cymbalta presc. D what to suggest to dr. No injuries?

Keep looking: For diagnosis, pain mgmt doctor Lipitor (atorvastatin) has been known to give muscle aches, spine and nerves rules out, don't have back surgery, bulging disc at your age are normal and don't cause severe leg pain. ...Read more

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Autonomic issues: Tachy & bradycardia, hyper & hypotension. Doctor prescribed Cymbalta (duloxetine) to see if an SNRI will help. Trouble sleeping. Any suggestions?

Autonomic issues: Tachy & bradycardia, hyper & hypotension. Doctor prescribed Cymbalta (duloxetine) to see if an SNRI will help. Trouble sleeping. Any suggestions?

Not ok.: Cymbalta (duloxetine) is both Seratonin and norepinephrine (noradrenaline= stress neurochemical) increasing can overactivate cardiovascular and neurlogic autonomic system e.g. mild tremors all the way to cardiac arrhythmia Instead Seek a second opinion asap if not already seeing a cardiologist. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more