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How Long Do Cymbalta Withdrawal Symptoms Last
I've been on cymbalta (duloxetine) 3 weeks and want to go off it. Will I get withdrawal symptoms or it hasn't been long enough to get them?
Symptoms can occur: It is highly desirable for the dose to be tapered rather than stopped suddenly. The brain needs some time to adapt to the medication not being there and it is better for this to happen gradually. Three weeks would usually be long enough for the medication to have had sufficient effect to make tapering recommended. The actual taper may not need to be very long, just not a sudden stopping. ...Read more
What are common withdrawal symptoms in the process and if cymbalta (duloxetine) really helps with fibromyalgia pain. How long does the process take?
Varied time: The time to respond to cymbalta, (duloxetine) if a patient will respond, varies. Symptoms may begin to lessen within 2 weeks but it may takes months especially if the Cymbalta (duloxetine) needs to be increased, sometimes to 90mg or more if the Cymbalta (duloxetine) needs to be stopped it must be tapered down and not stopped abruptly or there may be withdrawal symp[toms or increased depression. ...Read more
Dr said withdrawal symptoms from cymbalta (duloxetine) would last about 1 wk, it's been a month still dizzy, sick with major brain fog. What can i do? Unbearable
Is depression back?: Discontinuation syndrome ( or "withdrawal") from antidepressants usually lasts 1-2 weeks but it varies from person to person and can be complicated when other meds or conditions ( medical or psychiatric) are in the mix. When people continue to be symptomatic at 1 months it may be a relapse ( return) or the original symptoms. This is something to discuss and decide with your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Varies: They can be completely avoided by coming off Cymbalta (duloxetine) in steps under supervision. If you suddenly stop take a high dose, you can develop "discontinuation" symptoms, which can include odd sensations, headaches, flu-like feelings, and gi discomfort. Then you might also have the return of the anxiety, depression, or pain that Cymbalta (duloxetine) was helping with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Duloxetine discontinuation, now 15mg, tapering from 60mg during last 30 days, switching to low dose venlafaxine?(because of severe withdrawal symptoms).
Trazodone: It is very unusual to have withdrawal symptoms with trazodone. It is an mild antidepressant which is used at bedtime because its sedative effect, improving sleep as well as replenishing neurotransmitters involved in depression. If anything, you will find that causes headaches and vivid dreams in the first week of using it. It is not addictive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Some people, for reasons that are not clear, are more sensitive to changes in serotonergic medications such as paroxetine (paxil) and suffer from discontinuation symptoms. In my experience, the way to manage this is to very slowly taper off the medication. Depending on the dose and duration of treatment, that can take many months (and often a lot of tab splitting and quartering). ...Read more
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