I have been on cymbalta for over five years. My Neurologist and my Psychiatrist both agreed it was a good treatment for both my fibromyalgia and my depression.
My recent visit with my Psychiatrist, we discussed my last overdose and baker-act. We also discussed my depression has gotten worst. We both agreed it was time for a change. We discussed Wellbutrin which I heard great things about it.
I was excited for the change, I was tired and still tired of being in the dump. Not able to enjoy the things I love to do and the people in my life.
The first two days I felt great, I almost felt like the effect of Wellbutrin was instant. Little did I know I was about to encounter some side effects unexpected.
I did some research, to see if the symptoms I was experiencing was not only in my head. But affirmation and confirmation.
This is the research I found and I’m experiencing most of what’s on that list. With no exaggeration at lease 90%.
“As you read through patient descriptions of their Cymbalta withdrawal experiences, it’s not uncommon to see terms like “horrific,” “a nightmare,” and “going through hell.” Some of the withdrawal symptoms described include:”
(electric shock sensations)
Extreme mood swings
(“irritability that quickly turns to rage”)
Nausea and Vomiting
Involuntary crying or laughing
So far, I’m not experiencing any: Seizures, Tinnitus , no vomiting.
I feel horrible, the sad part. I can’t even rest and allow this to past. I have children to take care. Thanks to God, I have have an adopted Nana that helps. I can even sit on her lap and cry. I’m grateful for her.
There will be a follow up with my updates of how I’m dealing with the withdrawal.
My Mental Memoirs