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How Long Does Cymbalta Withdrawal Last
I have been on 60mg of cymbalta (duloxetine) for 8 weeks. Will i go thru withdrawl and how long does is last..cold turkey. Day 2 and im fine..what can i expect?
Depends: It is not unusual to be asymptomatic on day 2 off Cymbalta (duloxetine). Some people can tolerate abrupt discontinuation of Cymbalta (duloxetine) at that dose without problems. However, it is recommended that Cymbalta (duloxetine) be weaned off gradually with oversight by your doctor. Stopping Cymbalta (duloxetine) cold turkey can induce symptoms such as insomnia, agitation, sweating, anxiety and depression, and can last for weeks. See doctor. ...Read more
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
- withdrawal from 90mg Cymbalta (duloxetine) - I'm reading a lot of scary long term effects of going off - is there possibility of awful side effects long term?
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
Still having withdrawals from cymbalta, (duloxetine) been 8days now. Still real dizzy and nauseated, how long till it stops? When do i start worrying?
See an M.D. for: symptomatic treatment. 8 days withdrawal sx's is a little long but not unheard of, especially if you were on higher doses and for longer times. The symptoms are usually worse with Paxil and Effexor, (venlafaxine) so be glad you weren't taking those. For now, take it easy and call your psychiatrist. ...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
Taper slowly: You should talk to your health care provider about tapering off the medication slowly to avoid a discontinuation syndrome. ...Read more
I have no dr or insurance. I'm stopping cymbalta (duloxetine). Went from 60 to 30mgms. Now splitting 30mg cap 50%. How much more decrease? I don't want withdrawals
No more taper: There is no need to taper after 1 week on 15 mg a day of cymbalta (duloxetine). If you haven't had any withdrawal this far, it is unlikely you will have any withdrawal. I am concerned that you might be stopping because you have no money. If you were not taking it for depression, then don't worry. However, if you have depression see if there is a free clinic in your area that can either provide you the services or refer you to someone who will provide services on a sliding scale. Who ever prescribes will most likely have access to the cost of various standard antidepressants. Some of them can be obtained as low as four dollars a month or less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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