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Old 03-07-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
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Cross Posted-weaned off of cymbalta, weird side effect

I also posted this in the general health forum; I didnt really know where I should post it. I am bipolar, so maybe some of you have experienced/heard of this.
I have been on many different antidepressants within the past two years. We cannnot seem to find one that works. Anyway, I was on Cymbalta for about a month and a half, and it didn't work, but gave me weird electric-like sensations in my body. My doctor said many people on antidepressants explain a feeling like this. I have been off of it for a week now, and the electrical feeling is worse, almost constant. It makes me twitch and affects my hearing, and sometimes my tongue goes numb. Should I talk to my doctor or is this normal?

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Old 03-07-2005, 01:51 PM   #2
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Re: Cross Posted-weaned off of cymbalta, weird side effect

I had this when I was coming of off Paxil. It was like electric shocks going through my brain. I can't explain why you were feeling this while you were on it but now that you are coming off it is probably withdrawals.

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Old 03-07-2005, 01:58 PM   #3
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Re: Cross Posted-weaned off of cymbalta, weird side effect

I had the brain zaps when going off of effexor. I equate it to my brain rewiring itself.

Old 03-07-2005, 03:36 PM   #4
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Re: Cross Posted-weaned off of cymbalta, weird side effect

thosem are weining off side effects of cymbalt, I have them.

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