Stopped taking Cymbalta and need suggestions for withdrawal symptoms
So my doc put me on 30mg of Cymbalta 4 months ago and I noticed zero help with the pains. So I stopped taking it about 5 days ago. As of yesterday I felt like I was an absolute mess. I had been having these HORRIBLE headaches, nausea, dizzy spells, confusion, and crying spells out of nowhere. This all brought me to do a little bit of research and I found out it is all withdrawal symptoms. I don't want to start taking the pills again since they did not work for the reason I was taking them. That being said does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to help through these withdrawals without having to take a different kind of drug. This is making me feel like a drug addict trying to get clean. I have 4 kids at home and need to be able to function properly. HELP!!! PLEASE!!!!!
Would you feel comfortable taking natural supplements that help with addictions? L-Glutimine, L-Carnitine and GABA come to mind. You can internet search on any of those and learn about them - Basically, these amino acids support the neurotransmitters in the body and reduce fallout from med dependency. Additionally, I took: Niacin, Licorice Root and Chromium-picolinate which was purchased at a Health Food Store. Chamomile Tea also helped. I have friends who said Ginseng helped them, but it did not help me. the ****.com sells amino acids and has call-in Representatives to help field questions about their products and how they might help you.
LGlutamine and GABA are contraindicated in Bipolar and must consult with your doctor if you have kidney or liver issues.
Glutamine is a precursor of GABA so taking both together may cause excessive GABA levels . The symptoms are numerous:
Increased breathing (too much lactic acid production and incorrect gas ratios)
Tingly sensations, facial numbness , nausea and vomiting, increased blood pressure etc
Best is to have your doctor test you (urine or saliva test) for low GABA.
Ashwagandha is an indian herb that was been used for it's nervous system calming effect (among many other health benefits) and it also gives stress and anxiety relief, great to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
No known side effects if taken as indicated.
This is not intended as a substitute for medical advice .
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.