Our expert says:
Cold turkey is rarely a good idea, and unless you are stopping with the knowledge and advice of your psychiatrist, its NEVER a good idea. These sort of nasty effects are described in some people who have taken such a drug for a long time and stop too suddenly. Go back on the dose you were taking previously, visit again your prescribing doc, and discuss a plan for a SLOW reduction in the Cymbalta, and then a review of the situation, and a consideration of whether a less expensive antidepressant or other med might help you more. Its usually most comfortable to resume the old dose, and then do a gradual withdrawal after some days back on the dose your brain is now expecting. And if this treatment has been from a GP< arrange rather to see a psychiatrist for a full re-assessment and second opinion.
In response to Kay's question --- no shrink or other doc should EVER prescribe any of these drugs without knowing all about side-effects and precautions --- if they don't, it's sheer negligence.
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