Avatar universal
cymbalta
I have a question is anyone out there on a high dose of cymbalta, I have been on 180mg p/day for a year, I decided too try and cut my dose back by 30mg today, and as the day went on I noticed my w/ds were getting bad so I took a 30mg dose and im back too feeling like i did when i woke up this morning which was great. Is there anyone who has experinced this, I mentioned this to my pharmisitist and she had never heard I have noticed this in the past also.
Cancel
5 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
I take 60mg of Cymbalta once a day.( antidepresant & nerve pain) .  I haven't tried to take anymore than what dr. told me to, gesh, I could try it once I guess when the craves hit me.  I am also on Lyrica 50mg 3 times a day for muscle/ nerve pain. I sometimes take Remeron at bedtime if I need it to sleep. I do wish they helped me more for the pain-pain, ha.  Other than otc pain meds, Excedrin, or aleve.  
  I do have muscle relaxers like flexeril and a bottle of doxepin ( sinequan ) but I haven't taken either in a very long time, not even when I was in withdrawls, I guess I just was afraid to take them.  although I should have taken whatever worked, ?? Muscle relaxers just make me so very foggy the next day,miserable.
Sorry to ramble, I'm just a bit upset that I have either lost or misplaced my husband's camera and have torn the house down and my car looking for it!!!!!!!!  I need a sykic(sp?) to help me figure out where it is !!!!!!!!!  It had two or three very important pictures on it!!!  I hate to think someone would take it from my car but I think it was in there last!!!!

  From my writing I realize that it's time for me to go to bed,  peace to all

Ella789
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
i have taken the cymbalta. i was perscribed it for depression which was from a break-up relationship and withdrawl symptoms from hydrocodone. i stayed on the lowest dose even though he wanted to up it for no reason. i haave heard alot of that. anyway if i forgot to take it in the morning i noticed i was very aggitated and mad all day. so on it for about 5 months. then i would open the capsule and pour out just a little bit each day and didn't notice a thing. then more and more until it was hardly any. never noticed any type of withdrawl at all.

btw this was not my doctors instructions. i just read up on it and used my best judgement of how i was feeling.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
i was put on it for very very deep depression, i was badly addicted to pain pills had just lost my job b/c of my addiction and i tried to commit sideways if you know what i mean this is why im on such a high it is perscribed but then again so was the pain pills needless to say doc dont always know best
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal

So if im on oxys, and i go on suboxone, i can take cymbalta safely and it will help with withdrawls and depression?
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
401095 tn?1351395370
best way to know what u can and can not take with sub is to ask ur prescribing doctor...cymbalta is a heavy duty AD and i have heard u should taper from it..i was at a low dose for a 90 days or so for fibromyalgia and a clump of my hair fell out...i quit the next day with no problem but i was not at ur dose...ask ur doctor and always be safe..keep posting
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Addiction: Substance Abuse Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Addiction Answerers
4522800 tn?1459192030
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
phoenix, AZ
406584 tn?1399591666
Blank
495284 tn?1333897642
Blank
City of Dominatrix, MN
3197167 tn?1348972206
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
los angeles, CA