I'm weaning off cymbalta, is this normal?

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Hi. I'm down to 8 beads of cymbalta. This has been so hard. I have not been myself for a month and a half now. I have had really bad moments of anxiety and started doing some research and found the book " the road back ". I think it's helping. Only been on the supplements for three days. When I went from 15 beads to 8 beads my tmj got really bad. Ever since my jaw hurts, mainly on the left side and my left ear has been clogged for about a month. It feels like I just want it to pop! It's really annoying. Is this a withdrawal symptom? Is it tmj related? The worst thing about coming off all of this is that as more withdrawal symptoms arise I get more anxious. I need some guidance and validation of possible. Thank you so much. Hilary

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    I'm also tapering from Cymbalta, I'm taking 4-6 weeks to reduce by 2% my only guess is that you've tapered by too many beads too quickly... I'm in a support group called Cymbalta hurts worse, and they advise that when getting down to the final few beads, the side effects are more difficult... I suggest you ask to join this group, they have helped me immensely x

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      I did last night. I hope to get more relief. I'm freaking out!

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    Hi Hilary, I didn't do beads I just went cold turkey, which I wouldn't recommend ever. As for the pain your describing I suffered that and more while on them,I'm still withdrawing but am on citalopram low dose just now so have all the anxiety and such likes. I wish you all the best

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    Hi Hilary,

    I would never have even thought about opening the tablets and taking the individual beads. What dose were you intially on and how long has it taken you get down to 8 beads?  Hopefully you are over the worst of things now?

    Good luck!!


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