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I have recently been taken off 60mg of cymbalta cold turkey

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I have recently been taken off 60mg of cymbalta cold turkey w/ bad side effects. now my doctor wants me to take it again along with 30mg. of proaac and a sleeping pill.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

cymbalta should never be stopped cold turkey. it always needs to be tapered down gradually to stop.

I'm glad you have started back up cymbalta 30.

cymbalta and prozac together can have risks for causing SIADH syndrome of inappropriate anti-diuretic hormone

and can increase risks for serotonin syndrome.

sleep is a complicated physiology and you need a full sleep evaluation

cymbalta can cause insomnia in some patients

are you still having depression symptoms?

you may benefit from seeing a psychiatrist to help you with these medications

and a sleep specialist to help you get better sleep

regular exercise can help you sleep better.

better sleep habits can help you sleep better.

I would talk to your doctor about the potential side effects of cymbalta and prozac which I mentioned above.

let me know if you have questions.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

do you have any other questions?