Morning everyone. I think I have found the cause of my nightmares now - Cymbalta withdrawal :-/ I think I must have had all of 5 minutes sleep. I dreamed a horrific nightmare as soon as I fell sleep - don't remember the details now, just that it was insanely gory and nauseating. I googled nightmares, which didn't get me very far; when I googled duloxetine nightmares loads of old posts came up from people reporting terrible nightmares when coming off duloxetine/Cymbalta.
I've been having bad dreams for years but nothing like this. It's literally every night, sometimes 2-3x a night. So yeah, I think it's stopping the duloxetine which is causing it, especially as none of my other meds have changed. Trina, I found the name of the med you mentioned: Minipress, not minidress <_<. I will ask the psych about
it when I see her. As for the duloxetine itself, I never intended to come off it, at least not like this. But I felt so much better in some ways, I just carried on. Think it's catching up with me a bit now though - I felt quite agitated last night, though not to the point of it being unbearable. Still unpleasant though.
I think I'll resume the duloxetine today until I see the doc in 10 days' time. Then I'll have to talk about
whether to come off it or not. One thing I have thought about
is compromising by going down to 30mg - that may be enough to stabilise me without making me generally numb to everything.
@Rob - Ah, the Tramadol use was ages ago now - I only took it while I was in hospital after my last surgery. It was long before I started on the duloxetine.
Dx Crohn's in June 2000. (Yay )
Tried: 5-ASAs, azathioprine, 6MP, Remicade, methotrexate, Humira, diets.
1st surgery 20/2/13 - subtotal colectomy with end ileostomy.
2nd surgery 10/7/15 - ileorectal anastomosis. Stoma reversed and ileum connected to the rectum.
Current status: Chronic flare. Do I have any other kind?
Current meds: 50mg 6MP; Entyvio (started 3/11/16)