Cyborg Ninja, Have you ever heard the saying "don't believe everything your read/hear"? I would have to question the integrity of the these websites you have gotten this information from in the first place.
I don't know what dosage of Cymbalta you were on or how long you were taking it nor your reasoning for being on it. Which are all factors in how the medication is working, absorbed, and prescribed for you. It does seem apparent that if you had no problems stopping it then you were on a pretty low dosage.
Let me add here that ANY and EVERY medication is dangerous to take, even over the counter vitamins. Most especially an antidepressant which you should never stop without the supervision of your doctor. Antidepressant withdrawals are very real and true...just because you didn't experience them from stopping your medication doesn't make them not so. I think that stating that users on-line have "vastly exaggerated" the symptoms of antidepressant withdrawal is totally irresponsible...and most especially to do so on this forum.
ElishaCo~Mod: DepressionModerator: Heart & Cardiovascular Diseasehttp://www.healingwell.com/donate
You are certainly entitled to your opinion, however you did post " they are vastly exaggerated by other users online" I strongly agree with the practice of discussing your decision with your physician before discontinuing a medication that comes with a warning to consult physician first. Your right, it is your choice and you can go cold turkey.
I am on 120mg of Cymbalta and I would not advocate going cold turkey as brain zaps and many other unpleasant physical phenomenon may occur. These are documented facts and not just personal experiences posted on line. Also you should factor in the 1/2 life of the drug and keep in mind each person is different. Meds interact and that needs to be considered.
I respect your right to your opinion and will agree to disagree on this topic. Thank you for sharing with all of us. :)
From our posting guidelines to members: Remember that what's right or has worked for one person may not be what's right for you.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 9/2/2007 6:12:59 PM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 9/6/2007 7:34:08 AM (GMT-6)
Healing Well is a "peer" run support group, and thusly a Member is not to "tell" someone what to do in regards to their treatment. However, we can in a supportive manner make suggestions or share experiences.
This forum is a safe place for all and I agree, it is always best to treat each other kindly. Shy, you have my support.