I am on day 4 of Cymbalta. My new doc put me on it because I was suffering with all kinds of jaw pain, muscle pain, severe depression, panic and anxiety. I also take .5 mg Xanax 2 times per day for severe anxiety which helps. I used to be on Celexa and weaned off because of the sweats and jaw clenching and had horrible withdrawal which I think contributed to all my pain.
I really didn't want to go on another antidepressant. But the doctor talked me into it. The first day was a sick nightmare. Now on day 4 I feel just...weird. No more crying or severe panic, pain is a bit better, but I can't sleep, I am hyper and I am worried about side effects and eventual withdrawal effects. I don't feel depressed or anxious, I just feel hyper yet calm. It may be a placebo effect, I mean it's only been 4 days and I'm on 30 mg.
I just don't want to take this stuff. I read about Cymbalta may cause liver damage. I am health and medicine phobic and this medicine really scares me. I don't want liver damage. I used to drink a lot but recently quit. still, maybe my liver is weak from all the past damage, I don't want to make it worse with this med.
Can I stop cold turkey after four days or do I have to taper? I just want to go a natural route. Diet, exercise, something other than these antidepressants. I am just really scared of them but my doc is so convinced I should take them.
I know the doctor is not going to be happy, but it's my body and my choice, right?
Anyway, can I stop cold turkey or should I taper, it's only been four days.
What does everyone think? I am so confused. I go back and forth between thinking I should and thinking I shouldn't do this.
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