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I have been on Cymbalta, and my Doctor just switched me to

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I have been on Cymbalta, and my Doctor just switched me to Effexor due to high cost of the Cymbalta. Will I have any withdrawal from this rapid switch?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  MN Psychiatrist replied 5 years ago.
Hello, I am a psychiatrist.

To answer your question, I need to know what dose of the Cymbalta you were on, and how long you were on it.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I 've been taking 60 mg. Cymbalta for 2 for 2 or 3 months. I have just been prescribed 37.5 mg. Venlafaxine HCL, but have not taken it yet.
Expert:  MN Psychiatrist replied 5 years ago.
I see. If the Cymbalta is helping your pain, why did your doctor not just increase it, rather than adding in the Venlafaxine? These medications are rather similar; they are in the same class of antidepressants.
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