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Came off cymbalta. Have seizures, strange dreams, shakes. What to do?

I was trying to get off Cymbalta 60mg that I was on for over a year. I took 30mg for 5 days and this past Thrusday came off it completely.. Needless to say Im having all the issues that people are saying online, brain zaps, shakes, crazy dreams etc.. Being Im now away its from the Cymbalta and I m not having seizures or something, I took a 30mg of cymbalta because thats all I got and am going to all the doctor in the morning. Just wondering if this is ok.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Coming off cymbalta does sometimes produce these symptoms. So, it is fairly alright for you to take one dose of 30 mg.

Symptoms usually subside in a few days, so, you need not worry.

Your doctor would be able to advise you regarding the tapering schedule, in case you no longer require cymbalta.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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