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I've been taking Duloxetine 50gm BD for over 6 years now for Fibromyalgia, and have started to reduce the dose, having researched how everyone else has managed to do this I have devised my own plan, hopefully to make this decreased as painless/uncomfortable as possible.....Firstly I counted how many beads were in a 20mg capsule, I used slate to count them on, as it was much easier working on a dark background......There are approx 180 beads in a 20 mg capsule, so I decided to remove 20 beads from a months capsules bearing in mind I take them twice a day, so 60 capsules.
I started on my reduced doseage about 10 days ago, I only had 1 day where I felt very weak and wobbly, which was about 5 days into the new regime...I can definitely tell I've reduced the dose as my energy levels have reduced and I've felt a little strange in my solar plexus, however it is definitely lessening, and I'm able to live with this.
After 30 days of 20 bead reduction BD, I'm going to remove 40 beads for 30 days, then 60 beads for 30 days and so on......
I realise it is going to take maybe 18 months to 1 year to completely come off Duloxetine, however, I know I'm very sensitive to chemicals, and wanted to do this slowly, so I wouldn't be bedbound unable to move and needing care.
I hope this encourages anyone thinking about reducing their dose of Duloxetene, I will continue to write up my findings as and when...If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to ask <3>3>
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