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Stopping Cymbalta After 1 Week
Tapering off cymbalta (duloxetine) from 30mg one week every day to one week every other day then stop. Is this ok?
Thinking of retrying viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). Going to 30 of cymbalta from 60 for a week. Stopping cymbalta and starting 20 viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). Make sense?
Buckle up: I am not sure this will be comfortable for you but everyone is unique! Cymbalta (duloxetine) withdrawal is notorious in terms of how tough it can be although not everyone experiences this. I think your prescribing physician is smart by getting as low as possible with the Cymbalta (duloxetine) prior to the transition. You may want to pour some beads out of the Cymbalta (duloxetine) capsule to get the dose lower before the transition! ...Read more
I'm having VERY strange dreams. Very vivid. I believe its from the psychiatric drugs I'm on (Lamictal/Doxipen/Geodon) It started after taking cymbalta for 3 weeks then stopping. But also increased lamictal. Anything I can do about it? Not frightening
Meds and dreams: write them down. You might get some good stories. Do it first thing when you wake up because that is when recall is best. also....tell your psychiatrist. ...Read more
I titrated from 60mg of cymbalta (duloxetine) down to 30mg. Now am taking 1/2 the beads out of the 30mg cap. How many mgms should I go down to before stopping?
I strat Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg since one week bu gave me side effects I go to pipi too often and make me wake up to do att night what can I do?
Speak to doctor: If you believe your symptoms of frequent urination started as a result of the initiation of this medication then, you should talk to the doctor who prescribed it so they can either change it or send you for testing to be sure you don't have something else going on that you may be interpreting as a side effect but may not be. I wouldn't suddenly stop the medication though without asking the doctor. ...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 more
30 mg cymbalta (duloxetine) for 3 weeks. Side effects begin to stop. Increased to 60 and side effects have returned. When will they go away?
Plan: It may go away within 2-3 weeks. If not you may return to 30 mg and discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
If i have been on cymbalta (duloxetine) for 1 week.30 mg for 3 days and 60 mg for 4 and I stop.will it be hard as far as withdrawl symtoms are. Hate being on it?
If sombody take Zoloft 50mg want switch to Cymbalta (duloxetine) can start Cymbalta (duloxetine) 30mg together for one week then well reduce 25mg Zoloft tell his off zoloft?
What are the medical concerns for stopping 100mg Adderall habit? Abuse has lasted 6mos. Also, on 60mg cymbalta, 5mg abilify, (aripiprazole) and 1 mg suboxone.
Few: For the most part, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) is out of your system quickly, each day it wears off and a person then takes it the next day. You may be tired for a couple of days after you stop the adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Otherwise, it should be okay. I hope you are seeing a physician, preferably an addictionologist or addiction psychiatrist to monitor you and help you with your problems. ...Read more
Can serotonin toxicity occur after taking Cymbalta (duloxetine) 40 days and then changing to lexamil 20mg immediately on stopping cymbalta (duloxetine)?
It is complex: Usually it should not have serotonin toxicity. Cymbalta (duloxetine) 40mg is not a high dose and Lexapro 20mg is a normal dose too. You took them one after another, should not cause difficulties, they are metabolized from your body. However, if you are using other chemicals or ingested things to interact with them, serotonin toxicity can't be completely rule out. You can check the symptoms of serotonin toxicit ...Read more
Immediately after stopping estrogen mom noticed cognitive changes. She is on cymbalta (duloxetine) but had no mood change. Did estrogen lessen cymbalta (duloxetine) ne effects?
I start Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg one week ago it make me erectile dysfunction do well go away later on?
Erectile dysfunction: This is one of the complications of this class of drug. I would tell your physician about it as he may be able to counteract this with other medication ...Read more
Am i at risk of serotonin syndrome I'm switching to Prozac from cymbalta (duloxetine). One day Prozac one day cymbalta (duloxetine) for a week. Then Prozac all for a month?
Don't know the: Doses. It sounds like this is not a cross titration but rather doubling up the medications for a week? There are some people who develop serotonin syndrome even at low medication doses. However, for most people — the higher amounts of serotonin are the issue. Without knowing doses can't really comment. ...Read more
A combo of cymbalta & Abilify (aripiprazole) made my husband have manic episodes. How is stopping Abilify (aripiprazole) & adding remeron going to calm the manic behavior?
Maybe it won't : Manic episodes in the light of antidepressants are either drug induced by the antidepressants themselves or stimulating a bipolar patient into mania — especially when no mood stabilizer on board first — current literature would discourage this practice if the patient is bipolar or at least consider the possibility a mood stabilizer is needed first. (this may help the depression remit alone?). ...Read more
On cymbalta (duloxetine) 20 mg switching to Prozac 10 to come off cymbalta (duloxetine) doc said take Prozac one day then cymbalta (duloxetine) another for a week serotonin snydrome risk?
Can I take ginko biloba and korean ginseng together one week after weaning off cymbalta (duloxetine)? I also take omega 3, super b complex and garlic.
Generally: One waits 6 weeks to see what are all the effects of coming off a med like cymbalta (duloxetine). Cymbalta (duloxetine) can have an"upper" effect and so can ginko-so don't start too soon. In general, I advise not taking supplements more than 5 days a week when you do take them and also introduce them 1 at a time. Full effects of supplements may not be noted for 3 months. More about me/what I say at www.Thepmc. Org. ...Read more
After stopping Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mg my dr gave me 25mg zoloft for anxiety/ocd. Says it will not cause weight gain at this dosage. I gained on cymbalta (duloxetine).?tx
Weight Gain: I hope this works for you. Time will tell. I find my patients seem to eventually gain weight on these medications regardless of the dose. Wellbutrin (bupropion) is the only antidepressant that seems not to contribute to weight gain. However, this medication might be appropriate for you. I hope you will not be offended by my suggestion: Perhaps this could be a good time to increase your activity level. ...Read more
I have chronic heath aches. One every day a migraine once a week. I have tried everything from tramadol to cymbalta and topamax (topiramate). I don't know what to do! My doctor doesn't listen?
Headaches?: Well, I'd start with a doctor that's old-fashioned and sits down, and listens to your every word... Then, asks intelligent, probing questions and only after getting a complete, thorough history, performs a good physical exam and gathers whatever lab studies deemed necessary. Too many doctors are rushed, and don't get the whole story. At the very least, they should hear you out, for starters... ...Read more
Was taking 100mg Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) a week ago and doctor switched to 30mg cymbalta. I, want to go alone, can I just stop completely please?
On the Internet?: I think all of us would speak with one voice on this very important subject. We would advise you to not get any advice about your mental health treatment from a stranger. Even a stranger who is a physician. Only your physician who knows you best and who cares for you should be asked this question. It is not safe to make changes to your mental health treatment on your own or with strangers. ...Read more
Years ago on tegretol-lamictal-klonopin-cymbalta 60. Thought I was having a side effect from cym. Told to just stop it for 2 weeks. Ridiculous? Refused
Sounds like....: Sounds like you knew there were better ways to manage side. Effects than stopping the cymbalta (duloxetine). Sounds like you felt the Cymbalta (duloxetine) was helping you and you wanted to make it work. Good for you! (if I have misunderstood you, let me know. ) hope it is working well for you now! ...Read more
I am 11 weeks pregnant and I am on cymbalta (duloxetine) for 4 years now 90 mg a day I can't stomach them so I've had no choice to stop day 5 none feeling weird?
U might feel : Some uncomfortable effects from missing 1 dose, but go ahead and resume your normal dose. U should be ok. ...Read more
To move from Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60mgx2 nightly to once morning+once night, I took one 60mg at noon today, 12h after prev night's 120mg. Feel okay, just worried.
How much time does cymbalta (duloxetine) needs to cure fibromyalgia? I'm taking one capsule 60mg a day
I want to drink one night with a friend. Should I not take my meds for a day? Or is it ok to wait 8 hrs? Cymbalta (duloxetine) in morning, drink at night?
I was told no drinking on cymbalta (duloxetine) but that's unreasonable to say no drinks EVER again, what do I do? I just want to drink one night with a friend.
Risks involved: There are risks involved when drinking and using Cymbalta (duloxetine) or any other medication that works on emotional conditions and the more you drink the more serious risks will become a reality. The best advise is not to drink alcohol at all but use soft drinks or if you have to take one drink at an occasion keep in mind that it might add to your depression or Prohibit proper functioning of your medication. ...Read more
Got Cymbalta (duloxetine) samples and the outer paper package got crushed in my backpack. One capsule got dented. But the pills aren't altered chemically right?
Should be OK: As long as the capsules are not damaged or altered, the medication should be safe to take. Don't take the capsule that is "dented". If in doubt, go back to the clinic where you obtained the samples and have them inspect the medication. ...Read more
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