Weaning off of cymbalta

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 7/18/2006 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm weaning off of cymbalta per my dr.'s instructions, reduced 60 mg to 30 for one week, now since Sat. I'm done.  I'm having major dizziness and queaziness.  Most say just tough it out, and others say take advil.  Any suggestions?  confused

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 7/19/2006 1:48 AM (GMT -6)   
   hey andy my name is kelly . i have been on zoloft 5 yrs did great with it until 3 mo's ago . I found out my dad had prostrate cancer and just that knocked me all out of wack plus a few other stressors in my life at the same time. my psychiatrist told me to try cymbalta i thought for sure i had tried it once but he said i had not . Well i found a rx info sheet i save them all and it was cymbalta i had wrote on it that it made me feel dizzy so he took me off of it . I was in bad shape so he had started me straight out on 60 mg . this was nov 05 . I have been put back on it but this time he started me out at 20mg 1 week, today 2nd week i went to 30mg .I am on 200mg zoloft but today i went down to 150mg i stay at this for 2 weeks then down to 100mg for 2 weeks . Then i am to call him and see where i go from there . I haven't felt dizzy this time and have not had nausea. I just hope this works for me . I had suggested Effexor which he said is the same as cymbalta really except Effexor has a tendancy to raise blood pressue and I am on meds for that. I took effexor 12 yrs ago and it really worked well but i didn't have a blood pressure problem back then. Maybe you were started on to high of a dose. I dont know a thing about cymbalta and would love to hear from others myself on (positive) feedback . I worry all the time and hate changing meds . I dont have time to play around .I'm single with a 4 yr old son and at this time both parents are not well and i'm the only child so i have no outside help. I hope any one who reads this also will post something on cymbalta. sorry i couldn't help anymore than that .best of luck to you and all who reads . Wish there was a cure !!!!!!!!!

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 7/19/2006 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Andy, Welcome to Healing Well forum, we are glad to have you.  I would suggest you call your doctor.  It would seem that your being weaned from it too fast and need to have your doses titrated at smaller doses and longer periods of time to try to minimize these side effects.  Chances are your still going to have some of these feelings but not at such an extreme as now.  Give the doc a call and please do let us know how you’re getting along.  Take care.




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