Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1006943

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cymbalta 6 day cold turkey

Posted by crazyjoe on January 10, 2012, at 22:07:39

ever since i've taken cymbalta about 4 months i've always had some tolerable nausea....lately its getting worse....to make sure its the cymbalta before going on another med my dr wants me to just stop my 60 mg to see if thats the cause for 6 days..then either continue or do another med....given cymbaltas short half life this seems crazy.....any thoughts

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey

Posted by rjlockhart04-08 on January 10, 2012, at 22:14:24

In reply to cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by crazyjoe on January 10, 2012, at 22:07:39

you could try effexor or wellbutrin but wellutrin can cause anxiety in people who have anxiety problems.

I took Cymbalta in 2003-2004 at 40mg I think. It did raise my mood fairly well, but if you have problems with it you should look into trycicic antidepressants becuase they do the same thing that Cymbata does which is increase serotonin and norephrinprine.

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey

Posted by crazyjoe on January 10, 2012, at 23:31:57

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by rjlockhart04-08 on January 10, 2012, at 22:14:24

thanx but do you think 6 days cold turkey would be hell

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey crazyjoe

Posted by Phillipa on January 10, 2012, at 23:40:30

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by crazyjoe on January 10, 2012, at 23:31:57

I don't understand does you doc not want you to decrease the doses? I once had a pdoc that had me stop cold turkey the 50mg of low dose luvox and upped benzos to the highest doses ever took and didn't sleep for two weeks. Went to Er and the docs said go back to the luvox and low dose benzos and I slept. So I do think it could be very aweful!!!Phillipa

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey

Posted by rjlockhart04-08 on January 11, 2012, at 0:46:44

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by crazyjoe on January 10, 2012, at 23:31:57

it may be depending on what you are tolerated with Cymbalta. I rerember I went straight off cymbalta and on wellbutrin in 2004. It didnt really notice any withdawl effects from it. But of course that was 8 years ago.

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey

Posted by crazyjoe on January 11, 2012, at 6:37:59

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by rjlockhart04-08 on January 11, 2012, at 0:46:44

i am on 60 mg of cymbalta

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey rjlockhart04-08

Posted by torrid2 on January 11, 2012, at 8:32:05

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by rjlockhart04-08 on January 11, 2012, at 0:46:44

I don't always have withdrawal when I cold turckey. When a med has long since pooped out and I finnally give it up I never get withdrawal. I don't know but assume the lack of withdrawal is related to the med has pooped out.

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey

Posted by torrid2 on January 11, 2012, at 8:49:46

In reply to cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by crazyjoe on January 10, 2012, at 22:07:39

My thought is the nausia a side effect from the med or a side effect from a side effect? Constpation is a side effect and the nausia could be due to your stomache not emptying cause it has wait for what's ahead of it to move on. I'm curous about how the doc came up with 6 days.

I've been trying to deal with this issue with metimusil lots of water and a high fiber diet but it hasn't helped. I use sugearless gum for the sorbitol and that has been the only thing that solvs the problem.

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey

Posted by crazyjoe on January 11, 2012, at 13:47:00

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by torrid2 on January 11, 2012, at 8:49:46

not happy about this seems very uncomfortable .....and i don't think its that ....wondering if the 400 mg of tegretol i take in the morning is causing it ...i also take400 at night ....but last month upped it from 200 to 400 in morning....take it at 8;00 am ...nausea and sick feeling always hit about 1:00 pm......don't think i want to cold turkey 6 days....have job to go to

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey crazyjoe

Posted by torrid2 on January 11, 2012, at 13:52:11

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by crazyjoe on January 11, 2012, at 13:47:00

I was given tegritol for trigeminal neuralgia and I was so sick to my stomach from it after many weeks of sick stomach I had to switch to neurontin.

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey torrid2

Posted by Phillipa on January 11, 2012, at 18:35:56

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey crazyjoe, posted by torrid2 on January 11, 2012, at 13:52:11

Torrid interesting about the theory of poop out and no withdrawal could explain a lot of the meds I've stopped some soon others later. Phillipa

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey Phillipa

Posted by torrid2 on January 11, 2012, at 18:44:59

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey torrid2, posted by Phillipa on January 11, 2012, at 18:35:56

I definately have noticed this about withdrawal and poopout. I wonder if a med is not working what is there to withdraw from. Of course there is much more to it then that.

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey torrid2

Posted by Phillipa on January 11, 2012, at 21:01:31

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey Phillipa, posted by torrid2 on January 11, 2012, at 18:44:59

Interesting theory should start a thread on it? Phillipa

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey

Posted by Raisinb on January 13, 2012, at 17:52:59

In reply to cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by crazyjoe on January 10, 2012, at 22:07:39

I did just that very thing, not on purpose: I was sick and coughing nonstop, so much that I gagged and vomited, so no meds got kept down.

The only thing I noticed were the brain zaps. Feels like your head is getting an electric shock. It wasn't too bad ( but then again I had pneumonia at the time, so maybe it was in comparison).

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey

Posted by torrid2 on January 13, 2012, at 18:38:37

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by Raisinb on January 13, 2012, at 17:52:59

> I did just that very thing, not on purpose: I was sick and coughing nonstop, so much that I gagged and vomited, so no meds got kept down.
>
> The only thing I noticed were the brain zaps. Feels like your head is getting an electric shock. It wasn't too bad ( but then again I had pneumonia at the time, so maybe it was in comparison).

I've heard that expression before, brain zaps, and I don't know that means...anybody

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey torrid2

Posted by Phillipa on January 13, 2012, at 20:23:28

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by torrid2 on January 13, 2012, at 18:38:37

For me it was even moving your eyes felt like a mili second of a blackout almost. Kind of dizzy, electrical impulse? Hard to describe. Phillipa

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey

Posted by crazyjoe on January 14, 2012, at 10:44:27

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey torrid2, posted by Phillipa on January 13, 2012, at 20:23:28

well i decided i did not to go that route.....went from 8oo mg of tegretol which i was on 3 weeks in split doses...to 600 mg --400 at night 200 in morning ...in 5 days the nausea is almost gone.....i'm starting to question my dr's method ...i think it is just too extremme.....any way anxiety high on 60 cymbalta...100 lamictal....600 tegretol.... 2 klonopin....mood good ...ocd not bad just bad anxiety......he's pissing me off that he won't change klonopin......maybe to replace cymbalta ...with another ssri...maybe luvox....or maybe its time for a new dr.

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey crazyjoe

Posted by torrid2 on January 14, 2012, at 11:29:17

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by crazyjoe on January 14, 2012, at 10:44:27

at least your not sick to your stomach while having anxiety.

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey torrid2

Posted by Phillipa on January 14, 2012, at 21:09:54

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey crazyjoe, posted by torrid2 on January 14, 2012, at 11:29:17

Does that happen to you? I get headaches. Phillipa

 

Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey

Posted by Raisinb on January 16, 2012, at 21:36:47

In reply to Re: cymbalta 6 day cold turkey, posted by torrid2 on January 13, 2012, at 18:38:37

It just feels like a little shock in your head, about the level you get when you touch a car door handle unexpectedly. Very odd feeling, but not painful. But that's me; a lot of people have much more severe symptoms, and as I said, the peneumonia pretty much blocked everything else. If I were you I might not choose that route either. An extreme solution which might not even fix the problem.


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