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I recently discontinued taking Cymbalta, (duloxetine) at what point do the zaps disappear?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
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In brief: Cymbalta (duloxetine) brain zaps

Usually 1 week but be up to 2 weeks patients are unaware of how hard it can be to manage the painful process of discontinuing Cymbalta (duloxetine) may involve withdrawal symptoms that last longer than most drugs and cause complications like dizziness, tunnel vision and brain zaps.
SSRI discontinuation syndrome, a syndrome that can occur following the interruption, dose reduction, or discontinuation

In brief: Cymbalta (duloxetine) brain zaps

Usually 1 week but be up to 2 weeks patients are unaware of how hard it can be to manage the painful process of discontinuing Cymbalta (duloxetine) may involve withdrawal symptoms that last longer than most drugs and cause complications like dizziness, tunnel vision and brain zaps.
SSRI discontinuation syndrome, a syndrome that can occur following the interruption, dose reduction, or discontinuation
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