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Antidepressant Rollercoaster

Hello Mighty Warriors!

Today, my body just said no more to Duloxetine 60mg, as I have had really bad anxiety that is always on the surface. I am always sick to my stomach and have lost 12lbs in two weeks due to taking 60mg for ONE week.

I asked my doctor if I could go back on Lexapro because, while Duloxetine has helped immensely with fibromyalgia pain, it has not done one thing for my anxiety. It’s like constant feelings of being rushed. I also kee having outer body feelings.

Has anyone ever gone from Lexapro, to Duloxetine, and back to Lexapro? If so, what were your experiences like? Is this doable?

Thank you for your time and help in advance!

#Fibromyalgia #Lexapro #duloxetine


Has anyone found anything to take the edge off Cymbalta (Duloxetine) Discontinuation Syndrome?

Cymbalta has never worked for me but I have been on it for over five years. It hasn’t helped with my depression or my nerve pain or my fibromyalgia symptoms. But I tried once before to come off of it and it was so horrible that they decided I was suffering from Cymbalta Discontinuation Syndrome and I ended up back on it just to avoid that. But now it is quite likely causing me to have more frequent seizures, some thing I have started having In the past two or three years because of my MS, and could be interfering with my seizure medication and causing some other unwanted effects. There is no choice. I am down to only 30 mg per day now from 120, have been titrating off slowly for many weeks under the supervision of my doctor. And I feel completely and utterly horrible. Brains zaps, even more awful headaches and migraines than before, graphic and terrifying nightmares, I can barely stay awake just giving me the opportunity to have more nightmares, and terrible anxiety and awful intrusive thoughts when I am awake, constant nausea and dizziness… and so much more. I have almost every possible symptom. My doctor has no suggestions others than to just hang in there and hope that it goes better this time than last. But I don’t feel like I can tolerate this for much longer and I am not even completely off of it yet. Hoping for suggestions from those who have successfully come off of it. #cymbalta #duloxetine #CymbaltaWithdrawal #duloxetinewithdrawal #cymbaltadiscontinuationsyndrome


Any experiences with serotonin syndrome (minor or major) ?

#Undiagnosed #LymeDisease #AntidepressantDiscontinuationSyndrome #MentalHealth #Anxiety #Depression #cymbalta #duloxetine #prozac #Zoloft #Lupus #ChronicPain #ChronicFatigue #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #RestlessLegsSyndrome #Nervedamage #ChronicIllness

I have been taking ssris and ssnri’s since i was 11 and i’m 20 now. i’m starting to think maybe this could be the source of my physical problems, if not serotonin syndrome, something similar. If anyone has experience with this syndrome or something like it (especially with cymbalta, prozac, and zoloft) and please tell me your symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment if you had it. i need to talk to my psychiatrist about it but she’s not really “buying” it as most medical professionals seem to do with their patients symptoms because it could be just “anxiety” (even though i’ve had consistent symptoms in every system of my body for two years and a slightly irregular ekg and low sodium count, as well as being on beta blockers for unexplained high BP) . I need to do something before it’s too late and i have permanent damage to my body.

Thanks again!



Beeing on meds again

After feeling very depressed again and falling into this deep hole of nothingness, I decided to start taking my meds again today.
I felt confident and focused when I woke up. I had planned a bike tour and a lot of little tasked during my day today. When I was mid bike tour the meds started kicking in and I was suddenly extremely sleepy, unfocused, dizzy and sick.
I got of my bike and felt so horrible, couldn’t stand straight really.
The decision to quit my tour and go home was not an easy one but I felt I would get run over by a car if I didn’t... so I got of my bike and pushed it the whole way home.
I am very disappointed in myself and in someway even in my body for not being strong enough to just push through the sideeffects.
But I think I made the right call there.
I don’t know what to do now. How do you guys get through this and what can/do you do with your time until it gets better?
I don’t want to waste away my days with lying in bed like i used to... #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #meds #Depression #Antidepressants #CheckInWithMe


Anyone having terrible withdrawal symptoms after taking Cymbalta ? #cymbalta #CymbaltaWithdrawal #duloxetine

I was on Cymbalta for about 10 years and had to ween myself off of it quite fast because I couldn’t find a doc that took my insurance. I was officially off of it and I feel horrible.. extremely sick, irritable.. kinda jittery, my stomach hurts, my body is soo sore, I have a bowel movement almost five times a day, very forgetful! 😩😢 I feel like I’m never going to get past this! I caved today and took some Cymbalta my mom gave me but idk if that’s gonna even help at this point. I’m lost. finally seeing a new psychiatrist tomorrow.. any insight? TELL ME THERES LIGHT AT THE END OF THIS VERY DARK & MISERABLE TUNNEL


Time until discontinuation symptoms kick in?


Hi there,
I'm currently on the highest recommended daily dose of #Antidepressants (120mg #duloxetine) and want to stop taking them.

Does the #discontinuationsyndrome make you more #suicidal ? How long does it take for the discontinuation symptoms to kick in? What are the other symptoms, just whatever symptoms you had before starting to take the meds?

Does anybody have experience with that? Please let me know, thanks!!!


Try something else...

Duloxetine has added unnecessary weight gain and sleeping too much to the problems I already had. I'm going to try something else instead of quitting again (?🤷🏿‍♀️). #duloxetine


Has anyone ever been given any advice as to when is the best time of day to take #duloxetine ?? Or any experiences suggesting A.M. vs P.M?


How I defeated clinical depression in 10 days #Depression #BrainFog #Brain zaps #Suicide #Fasting #Antidepressants #Keto #withdrawal #duloxetine #Mirtazapine

Iv been diagnosed with depression since I was 28 Now Iam 40 years old still taking bloody medication. If I forget to take it for 1 day the depression hits me hard. Iam dependant on these prescribed drugs mirtazapine and duloxetine To function normally.
Anyway as you get to 40 you realise you have gained excess body fat,toxins are stored in your bodyfat.
I heard about fasting through several friends to detoxify the body and change into a ketogenic state so your body uses fat as primary source of fuel instead of carbohydrates.
A 3 day fast is recommended for a good detox and to regenerate new cell growth amongst other things. My first attempt I could only do 2 days. Then I succumbed to a chocolate coated digestive biscuit Hahaha.
I left it a few month and tried again 2.5 days.
Left it another few months and this now being my 3rd attempt passed the milestone of 3 days. Now the benefits of fasting don’t happen until you get past 3 days.
So I kept going I got to 9 days with not eating and only consuming 2 litres of water per day along with 2 multivitamins once in morning once in evening as lots of water flush vitamins and minerals out of your system so you have to keep replenish them.
The first day is always the hardest 2nd day Not is bad. But after 3 days it’s just normal you could go on forever if you wanted to.
So why am I talking about fasting to lose excess body fat well that was only reason for me to fast before I would rejoin the gym.
Except something happened whilst I was fasting that I did not expect. In my later days of my fasting I no longer felt I had depression life felt good I didn’t feel weighed down. The medicine was overwhelming me after 10 mins I would stagger up to bed so i reduced it down to half. I was still drowsy after taking my meds before bed so I decided to do something that was a huge risk.
I stopped my meds completely all was good go 4 days after my fast had stopped I was making delicious omelettes and cooking nutritious food.
Then the withdrawal effects kicked in I could no longer eat, I had an amazing sense of smell my house smelled awful the slightest smell of food made me vomit I could not keep water down. I was waking up drenched in sweat suffering intense horrific nightmares. I was suffering brain fog and brain zaps.
In the past when I was doing insanity workout dvd and consuming lots of water it made me suicidal within 2 days as it basically got rid of my antidepressants out my system far too quickly too much water and exercise can be extremely bad for you I almost nearly ended my life at this point.
Now Iam off sick from work due to withdrawal effects from prescribed medication from 12 years of use. But the main thing is I don’t have Depression Iv freed myself from the meds and the illness.
After I was telling people about this one person advised that I should watch “the magic pill” on Netflix it’s about how keto diet cures illness.