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Weaning off of Cymbalta must be done slowly and with all due respect to your Doctor, cutting dosage in half is not the proper way to wean off. Too much, too soon will bring discontinuation symptoms which include:
Lightheadedness/dizziness, vertigo, ataxia
Paraesthesia, numbness, electric shock-like sensations
General somatic symptoms
Lethargy, headache, tremor, sweating, anorexia
Insomnia, nightmares, excessive dreaming
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
Irritability, anxiety/agitation, low mood
SSRIs: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
Cymbalta is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SSNRI) however- rapid discontinuation can result in negative symptoms as listed above.
It is best to decrease this medication by no more than 25 percent per week until off.
If you respond with how much you have been taking and how much you are taking now, I would be most happy to help with proper withdrawal tapering information.
Kindest regards, Bill
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