I am only 23 years old, and cannot believe this severity of this med. I have been on short term disability from my job, and I am unable to function like a normal person.
The best description I heard was Brain Zaps, my eyes can't focus. I can't eat, which is kinda nice, cause now I can lose the weight I put on because of this med.
Please someone tell me that there is any sort of remedy to help. I am taking 800 mg IB profan to try and help with the head aches, but it really doesn't work.
Thanks for all the help
I am not taking any anti-depresents, but was prescribed zanex to keep me calm, cause I could go into another heart attack. It helps some, but between the liver damage, a seizure, and suicide thoughts it is very hard on my body, and family. But I do not want to go through another seizure again!!!!!!! Also the headaches are horrible.
I'm a very active person, hiking, rock hunting walking etc. but the joints are stiff and painful, muscle aches and heavy eyes. I was only on 30 mgs. I took one every other day for 2 weeks and now I'm off. I feel miserable.....How long will these effects last....What is the answer????
I have been researching how to safely come off Cymbalta for a couple of weeks now and the best information I have found says:
1. Taper the med by small increments, decreasing the dose only every 14 days. Never ever go cold-turkey.
2. Try the JNK herbal supplements to help ease or eliminate side effects (I am trying this now). Read the free online plan called: The Road Back - http://www.theroadback.org/aaapretaper.aspx for what seems like very sound advice.
3. I am adding a very heavy stress-reduction activity to help with the cleanse and beat back the side effects. In my case, since I am out of shape, I am starting with hot yoga. It's tough to get all the way through but after 90 minutes of intense sweating and focus, absolutely nothing bothers me and I feel great for the rest of the day.
I am on day 6 of the first cut-back. Not too bad so far, following the above steps. Wish me luck, and luck to you both as well!