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How should I stop my cymbalta (duloxetine). 30 mg.?

How should I stop my cymbalta (duloxetine). 30 mg.?

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 withdrawal, but you should always discuss with your prescribing doc any medication changes. ...Read more

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If I stop taking cymbalta (duloxetine) immediately, will all the side effects stop right away?

If I stop taking cymbalta (duloxetine) immediately, will all the side effects stop right away?

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 can get-used to it. And if u indeed want to stop the medication do it always gradually. ...Read more

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Tapering off cymbalta (duloxetine) from 30mg one week every day to one week every other day then stop. Is this ok?

Tapering off cymbalta (duloxetine) from 30mg one week every day to one week every other day then stop. Is this ok?

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 u might be running a risk of recurrence of anxiety, depression or pain in few weeks. ...Read more

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I'm 26 y old I take cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg and neurolith 400mg every night for 6 month. Will be there any side effects on me if I stop it?

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 your doctor. ...Read more

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I can no longer afford cymbalta (duloxetine) for pain. It's not advised to stop abruptly. Can I open the capsule & remove some of the beads to titrate down?

I can no longer afford cymbalta (duloxetine) for pain. It's not advised to stop abruptly. Can I open the capsule & remove some of the beads to titrate down?

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 dry them well so as to avoid transferring any of the medication accidentally to your eyes. Make sure your prescribing physician is consulted first. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I cant afford cymbalta (duloxetine) anymore and I think it will make me fat. I want to stop but only have 60 mg tabs left. Can I skip every other day or stop?

I cant afford cymbalta (duloxetine) anymore and I think it will make me fat. I want to stop but only have 60 mg tabs left. Can I skip every other day or stop?

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/AdvisoryCommittees/CommitteesMeetingMaterials/Drugs/PsychopharmacologicDrugsAdvisoryCommittee/UCM172866.pdf
Eli Lilly might be culpable so they might help w/ costs.
Be careful! ...Read more

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I need to stop eating paper please help I have fybermyalgia n I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and now I eat paper?

I need to stop eating paper please help I have fybermyalgia n I take cymbalta (duloxetine) and now I eat paper?

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 hemoglobin checked would be wise. Otherwise, it can be considered an eating disorder, which requires psychological assessment. ...Read more

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Can cymbalta (duloxetine) stop working? Started dose @ 60mg up to 120mg a day after 3months. Slowly over this past month, I've noticed the anxiety returning. HELP.

Can cymbalta (duloxetine) stop working? Started dose @ 60mg up to 120mg a day after 3months. Slowly over this past month, I've noticed the anxiety returning. HELP.

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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How to stop clonazepam 0.25 mg I am taking from 2 years and switch to duloxetine 20 mg from escitalopram5mg..

How to stop clonazepam 0.25 mg I am taking from 2 years and switch to duloxetine 20 mg from escitalopram5mg..

Tapering schedule: Sedative-hypnotic drugs like clonazepam can be highly addictive and can cause many side effects. I recommend that you follow tapering schedule under the supervision of your doctor to taper off your sedative-hypnotic medication. ...Read more

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Rx 60 mg duloxetine but I think it's high I want to start at 30mg. Doc office closed wknds I already took a 60 mg (ddnt notice) should I stop taking?

Rx 60 mg duloxetine but I think it's high I want to start at 30mg. Doc office closed wknds I already took a 60 mg (ddnt notice) should I stop taking?

No.: That is not an unreasonable dose. The dosage is often based on the age and weight of the individual and the severity of depression. Continue to take it at that dose over the weekend but stop if you experience any side-effects like dizziness, nausea, allergic skin reactions. Then if you still feel a need to call the doctor, do so on Monday morning. ...Read more

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Weaning Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 13yrs, take for 2 wks then stop while added Lexapro, Been 5 days & I feel "off" hard 2 describe, how long b4 feel good?

Weaning Cymbalta (duloxetine) after 13yrs, take for 2 wks then stop while added Lexapro, Been 5 days & I feel "off" hard 2 describe, how long b4 feel good?

Taper: Longer taper, under quide of Psychiatrist. Some changes in how you feel are normal in that situation however. Some antidepressants have a withdrawal effect similar to that of addictive drugs in my opinion. ...Read more

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Does allegra have withdrawals? Been taking it for 5months stop 2days ago I feel weird syptoms on top of my new med. Cymbalta (duloxetine) been using it under 1mnth

Does allegra have withdrawals? Been taking it for 5months stop 2days ago I feel weird syptoms on top of my new med. Cymbalta (duloxetine) been using it under 1mnth

Allergra rebound: In certain individuals, they can experience rebound or withdrawal like after stopping antihistamine making them feel vague generalized itchy. It is not withdrawal and does not cause significant problems. Depending on what symptoms you use allergra to treat for, you might reexperience a flare up of that symptoms when you stop it. ...Read more

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I am on 60mg cymbalta (duloxetine) daily the diarrhea side effect has been constant for the three months being on this medication. How common is this? Stop abupt?

I am on 60mg cymbalta (duloxetine) daily the diarrhea side effect has been constant for the three months being on this medication. How common is this? Stop abupt?

Do Not Stop Abruptly: You need to call prescriber of your Cymbalta (duloxetine) and let them know. Cymbalta (duloxetine) can actually cause constipation too so it may not even be what is causing the diarrhea - which could be from a number of other things. Either way, stopping Cymbalta (duloxetine) abruptly is usually not advised unless another similar medication is being substituted. ...Read more

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Does excitalopram or cymbalta (duloxetine) in anyway cause hypothyroidism? And can I stop taking cymbalta (duloxetine) now that I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism???

Does excitalopram or cymbalta (duloxetine) in anyway cause hypothyroidism? And can I stop taking cymbalta (duloxetine) now that I've been diagnosed with hypothyroidism???

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Cymbalta (duloxetine) does not directly affect thyroid function, but some side-effects may resemble low thyroid function states. Anecdotal studies reported abnormal thyroid function in less than 1%. ...Read more

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I want switch to Zoloft 50mg I start 25mg Zoloft and cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg for 5 dayes then cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg and Zoloft 50mg for 5 dayes then I stop cymbalta (duloxetine)?

I want switch to Zoloft 50mg I start 25mg Zoloft and cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg for 5 dayes then cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg and Zoloft 50mg for 5 dayes then I stop cymbalta (duloxetine)?

No treatment Here: As earlier advised it is foolish to act as one's own doctor. Also the doctors on health tap do not provide treatment advice or prescriptions to our readers. You must do this change when appropriate under the care of the physician you see there in canada. ...Read more

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I'm having crazy mood swings switching from prestiq to cymbalta (duloxetine). Will it ever stop?

I'm having crazy mood swings switching from prestiq to cymbalta (duloxetine). Will it ever stop?

See a psychiatrist: Any change in psychotropic medication can result in some mood instability as the brain adapts to the change in meds. However "crazy mood swings" or those that are not improving after 2-4 weeks may indicate that a medication change is needed. Severe imbalances can increase suicidal risk, so it is critical that you work closely with a psychiatrist to "settle things down, " and then it should stop. ...Read more

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Still having withdrawals from cymbalta, (duloxetine) been 8days now. Still real dizzy and nauseated, how long till it stops? When do I start worrying?

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

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I've been taking Prozac 60mg for a few months now. With no improvement, my doc switched me to cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg. Can I stop the Prozac cold and switch over?

I've been taking Prozac 60mg for a few months now. With no improvement, my doc switched me to cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg. Can I stop the Prozac cold and switch over?

Consult Doc: Prozac (fluoxetine) is a long acting medication and stays in your system for a long time and usually does not need tapering down of dose, however you seem to be on a higher dose, tapering to a smaller dose should before discontinuing. Your doc is the best person to decide that. ...Read more

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Two weeks ago began Duloxetine DR 60mg for neuropathy pain. Num new side effects. Also CKD pt, stage3 renal failure. Want to stop Rx. Safe to stop?

Two weeks ago began Duloxetine DR 60mg for neuropathy pain. Num new side effects. Also CKD pt, stage3 renal failure. Want to stop Rx. Safe to stop?

Talk to your doctor: You should talk to your doctor but if you have been taking it for only 2 weeks it should be fine to stop it. Depending on the side effects you're experiencing they might go away on their own. And you might do better starting at a slightly lower dose and then increasing the dose. ...Read more

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I'm now taking Zoloft 100mg cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg for 2wks then I will stop Zoloft and just take cymbalta (duloxetine)... Will this cause weight loss or gain?

I'm now taking Zoloft 100mg cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg for 2wks then I will stop Zoloft and just take cymbalta (duloxetine)... Will this cause weight loss or gain?

Generally: Some medications don't exactly cause weight gain but if you feel depressed sometimes you don't eat so when you take an antidepressant and start feeling better your appetite comes back and you end up gaining weight. This doesn't always happen but some people treat the weight gain as causal to the medication when in fact its due to improved mood which leads to improved appetite. Just watch what you eat. ...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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Tomorrow I'm to stop Cymbalta (duloxetine) and up my Lexapro to 20mg. Will I get the side effects again like when started lex 2wks ago? Dizzy, lightheaded, etc?

Don't expect it to: Having gotten past tem, there's good reason to think you'll be okay. It's not impossible for some to return, but your Dr can slow down the rate of increase if necessary - It will really help if you don't expect them to return since many of these feelings can be generated by our minds alone from the familiar recent experience. This is unnecessary but easy to do. Don't! I hope it goes well. ...Read more