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I need to find out the best way to get off Cymgen 30mg

Customer Question

Hi, I need to find out the best way to get off Cymgen 30mg whilst trying to live a busy life and still perform at work in a stressful job. I can't afford to fall apart due to the side effects. I have been on the Meds since April 2016 together with 25mg of valdoxane.
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: No allergies. Vitamins and these two tablets at night
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: GP gave me Lilly to take with these two pills for two weeks. Have to take the cymgen every second night. After two weeks stop completely with the cymgen. But then I am on Lilly. Which I don't want to be.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

Cymgen is duloxetine 30mg, also called Cymbalta

why are you taking it? for depression or anxiety symptoms?

what side effects are you having from it now?

how long have you been taking it.

to stop duloxetine, you have to slowly taper down on the dose slowly to stop the medication.

you shouldn't stop it suddently.

have you talked to your doctor who is prescribing it to you that you want to stop?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Hi. I am taking it for depression. My GP prescribed it. Been on it since April 2016. Dr is aware that I want to go off. Prescribed Lilly Fluoxetine and wants me to take this daily with the Cymgen. I must start taking cymgen every second day for two weeks. Then stop. Problem is that I don't want to be on Lilly either. Have daily headaches, weight gain and anxiety.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

your depression and anxiety will get worse if you don't take Cymgen or fluoxetine.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Why can I not take Wellbutrin instead of these two meds?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

sure you can try wellbutrin.

have you tried wellbutrin before? did it work for you before?

did you talk to your doctor about wellbutrin?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
she says they are not the same tablets.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I have taken it before but many years ago after my divorce. I cannot remember whether they worked or not. I don't want to take any meds is basically what I am saying. If I need meds, and my situation proves to be chemical, I will go back on.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

well, it sounds like you have made up your mind up your mind already about this.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
That is why I asked HOW to go off.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 month ago.

I told you that you have to taper off of it

you doctor told you to take it every other day for 2 weeks.

you can do that to taper off of it.