how do I get off cymbalts

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   Posted 5/21/2009 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I would like to see if getting off cymbalta changes anything..I take both cymalta and lyrica..wondering if I can get by with only lyrica..any ideas how I get off cymbalta..I know you have to do it gradually..I am on 60mgs. once a day...thanks

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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 5/21/2009 1:58 PM (GMT -6)   


Cymbalta does have withdrawl effects. I would talk to your doctor. I tried to do it myself and had loud bells ringing in my ears when I looked suddenly one way or another. My doctor backed my script down from 60 to a low dose I was to say 25 or something, not sure but it was about half and I took it for 2 weeks straight then she reduced it to 1 every other day for 2 weeks, still felt funny for about 3 additional weeks. I will not go back on it. I honestly didn't feel it did anything for me and it was one less pill that I didn't have to take.

Good Luck

Post Edited (hopegirl) : 5/21/2009 2:01:00 PM (GMT-6)

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