Just a odd question/observation...
A little background (of course)
I have PD and GAD, been on Sertraline (Zoloft) for about 7 years until this past October when I had a relapse. Increased Zoloft to 200 mgs a day and was maintaining a so-so balance. Doc also prescribed Klonopin for the rough times as needed.
Another 2 months and another relapse later, we (my doctor and I) re-evaluate the situation. She tapers me off the Zoloft to 100 mgs a day and adds Cymbalta to the mix. After 1 week I drop the Zoloft and increase the Cymbalta as directed.
For the first time in many years, I am not on any Zoloft. I feel fine. Very minimal anxiety. Still have Klonopin if I need it, but I haven't felt the need to use any recently. Horray!
So..... I am having one annoying and bewildering side effect of the taper/discontinuation of Sertraline..
Throughout the dosing period before I switched to 100 mgs, I would get these infrequent, quick jolts that felt like I stuck my finger in an electrical socket. Sounds weird, I know, but it didn't happen that often and I was more concerned with getting the anxiety to abate.
So today I have felt at least 10 of these sensations and coincidentally it is also the 3rd full day of me being only on Cymbalta, no Zoloft.
Hypochondriasis aside, do you guys think it could be a mild side effect of SSRI discontinuation syndrome? Cymbalta is a SNRI, similar, but not exact same type of antidepressant. Its not painful, it's a little jarring and scary, but in my opinion not as scary as a full blown panic attack
Just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this, I have found a few articles but not much. I know my best bet is to stick with the meds and ride it out until my body adjusts to this new chemical; I do feel great with this exception.
Would love to hear some feedback! Have a great night!!