Cymbalta Withdrawal

Cymbalta Withdrawal

Learn about Cymbalta withdrawal effects, and how to overcome it's side effects without a vicious rebound of mental health symptoms. 


Many individuals started taking Cymbalta for depression, anxiety, or panic attacks. Any positive outcome of this medication is customarily insignificant unless the person is encountering perpetual, undeniable relief without bitter side effects. By challenging the status quo and thinking differently than most of our competitors, we have refined Cymbalta withdrawal help techniques which mitigate withdrawal effects; making the experience of discontinuing this medication much simpler than it ever has been.

What is Cymbalta?

Cymbalta, duloxetine hydrochloride, is classified under a certain group of drugs called serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors ( SNRI's ), and like some of the other SNRI medications, it is known to cause withdrawal symptoms of various degrees; particularly in people who stop taking it too quickly or without proper, qualified support. These antidepressant withdrawal symptoms are often known as antidepressant discontinuation syndrome within the medical community. In clinical trials, Cymbalta withdrawal symptoms occurred in up to 44% of individuals who stopped taking the medication too quickly. It was also observed that the presence and severity of withdrawal symptoms were lessened when the dosage was slowly decreased over time.

What is Cymbalta Withdrawal?

When a person has discontinued use of this medication entirely or even if they have missed just one dose, withdrawal symptoms can occur. Never stop Cymbalta cold turkey, it is paramount to consult a professional for Cymbalta withdrawal treatment prior to discontinuing this drug. Even more significant is the type of professional help you seek as some medical professionals may encourage you to not stop taking the medication, even if you are tormented by side effects. At Alternative to Meds Center, each person is carefully evaluated so as to determine the best possible scenario for a customized, gentle, comfortable process for weaning off Cymbalta. Cymbalta withdrawal and Cymbalta side effects can be physical as well as psychological in nature. For example, commonly reported side effects from getting off Cymbalta include headaches, irritability, dizziness, and depression.  If you want to stop Cymbalta, but feel afraid of withdrawal – it’s important to know that discomfort can be incalculably reduced or even prevented

But, what are the symptoms of Cymbalta withdrawal?

Based on clinical studies, Cymbalta withdrawal symptoms can include the following physical and psychological symptoms: dizziness can occur in up to 12%; nausea in up to 6%, headaches in up to 5.3%, unpleasant burning or tingling sensations in up to 2.9%, vomiting in up to 2.4%, irritability in up to 2.4%, and nightmares which occur in up to 2% of users of this medication. The duration of this withdrawal, when carried out without experienced guidance, can begin anywhere from one day to a week after stopping Cymbalta and last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks or months. While discontinuing antidepressants at our center is a journey, it does not have to be a long, drawn out, and melodramatic experience.

Why do people stop taking Cymbalta?

If stopped unintentionally, withdrawal symptoms are likely to subside if the medication is re-administered but, the unintentional instance of experiencing Cymbalta withdrawal and Cymbalta side effects oftentimes leads users to the realization of the physical and psychological dependency that this drug can cause. In some cases, dependency is the reason for antidepressant user’s decisions to end treatment with the drug; others wish to discontinue use of the medication because of adverse effects, ineffectiveness, pregnancy and other valid reasons to seek Cymbalta withdrawal help.  One of the benefits of our center is how we understand and respect your desire to live an antidepressant-free lifestyle. We offer the tools to turn this wanting into a victory

What causes depression?  What does Cymbalta do to the body?

Individuals are usually given an antidepressant prescription without precise investigation into why the person is feeling anxious or depressed. We ask the following questions: Is the individual really low Serotonin and this is the only reason for their depression? What about low thyroid, food allergies, or an accumulation of environmental neurotoxins such as toxic heavy metals? And even when an individual is not low Serotonin before they begin antidepressant consumption, the drug can produce Serotonin deficiency. Serotonin is supposed to be re-up-taken, and SNRI's don’t produce Serotonin; they stop the reuptake from occurring. When this occurs Serotonin diminishes into metabolites, therefore there is no more Serotonin to reuptake. Serotonin dampens stimulation from our environments, and lessens compulsive thoughts and behaviors, as Serotonin is inhibitory. During improper withdrawal, the individual is likely to experience over stimulation, sleeplessness, anxiety, and even Tourette’s like symptoms. This is occurring because of the Serotonin deficiency that is now truly present.

How can withdrawal and depression be conquered?

The advantages of our program include natural, personalized, step-by-step care which assures triumphant results. The Alternative to Meds Center rehabilitation program identifies the medical causes of why a person may be depressed, anxious or otherwise symptomatic. To assuage symptoms while an individual is quitting Cymbalta, targeted IV nutrients, other nutritional therapies and oral supplements which are designed to actually help create Serotonin are administered. This, done in combination with counseling and discovering why the individual was depressed originally, can establish lasting success, happiness and frees the person of medication. Our methodology also includes lab testing, detoxification of built-up environmental toxins, use of natural substances to stabilize the neurochemistry, medication tapering techniques, IV amino therapies, peer support, yoga, massage, personal training, exercise, and myriad additional therapies equipped to fight off depression and provide potent Cymbalta withdrawal treatment.  Since we approach everything in cutting edge, individualized, and always evolving ways, withdrawal symptoms are diminished and soothed.


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