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Will Cymbalta Stay In My Body Long Enough To Taper Itself
Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an "antidepressant" medication. However, it is an approved treatment for a variety of indications to include (unipolar) depression, anxiety, and chronic pain (related to diabetic neuropathy, musculoskeletal and/or fibromyalgia). Pharmacologically, it primarily enhances 2 different neurotransmitters (serotonin and norepinephrine). It can cause a ...Read more
I am quitting Cymbalta after 8 weeks on 60mg. I cant afford it and i feel like a zombie. How long before im back to normal? I will not be tapering.
Treatment works: Most side effects will be gone in a few weeks. There are less expensive antidepressants which should be able to be adjusted so there are not bothersome side effects. I hope you won't give up on treatment because of one bad experience with medication. Both medication, therapy or both can be effective treatment. Treatment does work ...Read more
Varies: Nausea, dry mouth, somnolence, fatigue, constipation, decreased appetite, and excessive sweating are the most common side effects caused by cymbalta. Most of these side effects will taper off after three to seven days. I have found that somnolence and fatigue can persist indefinitely. In such situations the patient doses in the evening so that peak levels occur during the night. ...Read more
I just started Cymbalta today at 30mg. Should I taper onto in slowly, like every other day at first? I read that tapering off of it is important so I was wondering if slowly starting it is equally important.
Take as directed: You should take your Cymbalta as your physician directed you to take it please. Taking 30 mg per day is considered a starting dose, which is usually increased to 20mg twice daily, and then to 60 mg once a day or in 30mg divided doses. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Speak to doctor: Tapering should be supervised by prescribing doctor. Discuss reasons for want to stop this med. Cymbalta is given for different reasons, eg., depression, anxiety , chronic fatigue syndrome, neuropathic pain. Be sure this is the right time to discontinue and alert your doc if symptoms reappear. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
Tapering off cymbalta from 30mg one week every day to one week every other day then stop. Is this ok?
Switching from Viibryd to Cymbalta. My Dr said to just take Viibryd today and Cymbalta tomorrow? Don't I need to cross-taper or anything and if so how
Switching meds: Deciding to cross-taper antidepressant meds depends on doses, length of time taken, side effects and how fast doctor wants to change from one to another med. It may not be necessary to cross-taper your meds. Best to discuss your questions directly with your doctor. I hope this helps. Best wishes ...Read more
What side effects can I expect when discontinuing cymbalta? Took 60mg for 3 months. Taper - 30mg for 2 weeks. Today 1st day without it.
Probably none: You probably won't experience side effects from discontinuing cymbalt the way you did. However, if you we're taking it to treat major depression, there is a chance that you may begin to experience some of the original symptoms again if you have stopped the drug to early. So, if you begin to experience sleep or appetite changes, or decreased pleasure in activity talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I have been taking between 50mg and 200mg Trazodone for 4 weeks and now want to switch to cymbalta. Can I change without tapering.
Work with your doc!: Stopping medication suddenly is problematic most often cause "discontinuation" syndrome with a range of flu like and psychiatric symptoms.. Even when not dangerous is can cause distress. In addition, there is risk of return of the original symptoms.Take care of yourself.Talk to your doctor. work together to decide what to do about the medication and how to do it. Good Luck ...Read more
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