Welcome to the HealingWell depression forum. I am so glad that you have joined us. You have come to a wonderful place. I, myself, have not taken cymbalta, but I understand that going off of it is hard. You have to go really slow. I think that the best thing to do would be to call your doctor and let him/her know that you are having a rough time with the transaction. He may want to wean you slower. At least let him know what is going on. Also your concerns with having a child to care for.
Hopefully it wont take too long for your other medication to kick in. I switched from effexor to pristiq and it went rather smoothly, but they are so much alike that it didn't become a problem. I have gone off of effexor before and I had the same symptoms as you did. It was horrible. I ended up going back on it. Then finally in the past months went off. But I had gained a lot of weight from it. I lost 8 pounds since going off. I am glad.
Keep us posted with what is going on, there is usually somebody close by to chat with.
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