Weaning off Cymbalta. Facial numbness, arms, hands. Feel spaced out
Hi - I really hope someone can help me here as I am quite concerned.
I am being weaned off Cymbalta (30mg down from 60mg and taking every second day) for the last 4 weeks.
Just before the weaning began, I started experiencing numbness/tingling in my face (lip, chin and cheeks) with a sense of being spaced out. It would only have happened maybe once a week however in the last 2 weeks it has become quite severe to the point that it is now a constant state for the last few days.
I cannot concentrate. Feel as if I am totally out of it and at times I feel literally out of my body, sense of being totally drugged up. I have a mild headache at times but not severe.
I am not battling to sleep, in fact I could sleep all the time though I find it difficult to wake up particularly in the morning.
The tingling has spread all the way down arms to the tips of my fingers. I do feel dizzy and just generally not in control. I cannot concentrate and to even type this is a real task.
Are the symptoms related to being weaned off Cymbalta or symptoms of something else?
Thank you. I am seeing my Dr on Monday so hopefully she will shed more light on this. I am sure it is related to the Cymbalta which I have been on for over a year now and I had never had these symptoms until only recently.
Hopefully things will improve once I am off it completely.
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