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Cymbalta caused hallucinations

i was placed on Cybalta some time ago and it seemed to be the catalyst for hallucinations.  I would like to know if ther is another medication that i could possibly take, antidepressant, that works both for generalized anxiety and depression, that i could take along with Geodon, that might be less likely to cause hallucinations under Geodon.  i was on the lowest Cybalta dose.  

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i had halucinatios on 90 mg dropped to 60 and still had them.
was on 30 and fine although tapered off and am off for a week and still have zaps!
bad drug
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I  take 120mg of cymbalta for years no such luck must be something else
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Sometimes symptoms such as hallucinations show up when you start a med but it is just a coincidence, not caused by the drug. I have taken up to 120mg of Cymbalta and never had hallucinations and I have never heard of anyone having hallucinations caused by Cymbalta. I looked it up in a PDR and hallucinations are not mentioned, not even one case. You will probably need an antipsychotic for the hallucinations if you continue to have them even when off Cymbalta.
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It is obvious you do not know what you are talking about. Among a research of about 4 thousand, approximately 600 reported  having hallucinations. In addition, when doing the research, we are not the only individuals who have experienced this with Cymbalta. It is not a coincidence and we do not need antipsychotic drugs. Please, do better research next time.
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my doc insisted it does not cause hallucinations.. well he was not listening to me.  it is not colors or seeing micky mouse! it's not like Acid or mushrooms...

olefactory :  often thought i smelled things burning.
one time i turned around to make sure the lamp was not on fire!

seeing big shadows.. out of the corner of my eye.. like the size of a hedge hog, or large mouse running along the base board of the floor.  small shadows like a leaf or spider size  things off to the side while washing dishes etc...

hearing.. like whispers low talking coming from upstairs when no one was home..

I have been OFF of Cymbalta for 4 months now.  feel great (except my pain issue)
took me a good 6 weeks to get off totally and feel myself.

i was taking it for chronic pain. didn't help with that at all.
made me more emotional, confused,no libido depressed. no appetite. was down to 102 lbs!

i have never taken antidepressants before.

when i told the doc, about symptoms he didn't believe me.

i think i was having seratonin syndrome.

they did not help me to get off it. i did it over a period of less than 5 months.. from 90  to 60 for maybe 3 weeks,,no real  zaps  a little all ok  . then when i went down  to 30 and got the brain zaps and withdrawal. waited it out and  that settled down and stayed on 30mg  for 2+ months..?

i had to divide the grainuals  to make an approx half dose of 15mg from the 30mg pill.
for 5 days  took the half every day.
then half every other day for maybe 3 days and then quit .  was very agitated, emotional, jittery, confused  and the shadows slowed and the jitters slowed and  3- 4 weeks after that i felt sooooooo much better.
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Can you cite the reference for the study? I goggled cymbalta side effects and hallucinations came up in personal blogs and forums, so personal experiences. I checked FDA and found hallucinations mentioned in relationship to having Serotonin Syndrome but not anywhere else. I checked an online PDR - rxlist and found research with 3779 people with MDD with no mention of hallucinations. Drugs.com also no mention of hallucinations.

I did not say it could not be Cymbalta causing hallucinations, I said the PDR didn't include hallucinations. I said I didn't have hallucinations. I have now done more research. Where is yours?

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