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What are the side effects of Cymbalta?

my psychiatrist has left practice and only refilled my 300 mg lamictol not the 90 mg. of cymbalta. will be another 4 weeks to get into a new dr. i have been taking this 4 years since I was diagnosed as bipolar. Its been 2 days and already feeling dizzy, lips tingling and crying all the time. What egffects can I expect
Fri, 28 Dec 2018
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Hello,

Cymbalta cannot be stopped cold turkey. Symptoms like the ones you've mentioned are expected. A patient who stops it like this will experience worsening of depression.

A gradual reduction in dosage is required to avoid such symptoms and when the symptoms recur the dosage would have to be escalated again until the patient is comfortable with the changes.

The symptoms cannot be predicted on an individual basis but they would be symptoms of depression like a constant sad feeling, perhaps thoughts of committing suicide, crying, etc.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Panagiotis Zografakis, Internal Medicine Specialist
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