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Old 10-14-2007, 04:29 PM   #1
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Crazy side effect from coming off cymbalta

Hey guys I took Cymbalta for about three weeks and other than feeling good for the first week I felt like I didn't feel any better. Anyway I stopped it without tapering about 4 days ago and I have been itching all over since then. I mean everywhere I have skin. I assume its from stopping the med but not sure. Haven't done anything else different. I plan on taking a benedryl tonight and see if its any help. Just wanted to tell you guys and see if any of you have had this before.

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Old 10-14-2007, 07:51 PM   #2
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Re: Crazy side effect from coming off cymbalta

Hey there,
I was on Cymbalta for about 3 weeks also. First week 30 mg and after that 60 mg. Almost as soon as I started the 60 mg, I started having terrible headaches, insomnia, loss of appetite, etc. Mr dr decided to switch me from the Cymbalta to Lexapro but I have to taper off the Cymbalta. 45 mg for 4 day, 30 mg for 4 days and then 15 mg for 4 days.At the same time I started the taper, I started low dose of Lexapro which she may increase once I'm completely off the cymbalta. I see dr again on Friday. Anyway, I didn't ask, but guess there is a good reason for the taper rather than stoping abruptly.
Hope you are feeling well soon!

Old 10-14-2007, 09:20 PM   #3
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Re: Crazy side effect from coming off cymbalta

I am currently taking cymbalta and if I miss a dose of it I itch like crazy I hadn't put the two together until I read your post. The cymbalta seems to be working ok other than the fact that it gives me a dull headache about 3 hours after I take it each day. It is supposed to give me some relief from constant back pain I have but does nothing for the pain!

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