Re: Cymbalta users or ex-users check in please!!!
I was on Cymbalta for anxiety and depression but stopped taking it pretty recently. I started at 30mg for a week and bumped up to 60mg. It made me EXHAUSTED and I was sleeping way too much. Totally drained my energy! So I moved back down to 30mg and then had trouble falling asleep since cutting the dose in half. I gained about 5 pounds and was trying VERY hard to lose weight and kept gaining so I stopped taking it before it got any worse (I have body image problems so it's important to me). It doesn't happen to everybody... I was just so upset that I was working out a lot and eating healthy and NOTHING... and once I stopped taking it I already lost a few pounds quickly.
Unfortunately, a couple weeks later, I have difficulty sleeping when I NEVER had trouble sleeping in the past. I was the type to fall asleep within 5 minutes. Now I'll be up so late at night and wide awake! The only time I sleep easily is when I have alcoholic drinks. My anxiety only improved while on it because it made me so drowsy, but now it's definitely not improving. It's hard for me to sit still and I'm very jittery and odd feeling. I freak out easily and had trouble breathing after being upset about not being able to work out because I fell and hurt my ankle while running.... I just don't feel relaxed at all! I hope this passes with more time.... I guess that's part of withdrawal. The first few days after stopping it, I felt miserable and so sad and moody.