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    Suggest remedies for nausea and dizziness while weaning off Cymbalta

Posted on Wed, 12 Jul 2017 in General Health
Question: I have taken 60 mg Cymbalta daily for fibromyalgia for several years. Have recently discontinued taking it under my doctors supervision. I have been totally off for about 10 days. Now I am slightly nauseous, slightly dizzy, slight headache. I am also much more emotional than normal. Are these due to Cymbalta withdrawal or could something else be going on? XXXXXXX Landry. YYYY@YYYY .
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
This is from Cymbalta withdrawal.

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for the query.

Yes, this seems to be caused by sudden quit of Cymbalta. Usually it is necessary to slowly quit such medicines decreasing the dosage gradually. If you do not feel well, try to take half of regular Cymbalta dosage and this symptoms should disappear.

Hope this helps.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 4 hours later
I did the discontinuation by taking gradually reducied dosages till I was free of the drug. How long does it usually take to get rid of the withdrawal symptioms?
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
It takes a few weeks.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome back,

Usually, it takes a few weeks. Maybe the dosage decrease was too rapid.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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