Avoid alcohol during weaning. Don't completely get rid of the effects, but you can ride it out. I was put on 60mg a year ago August. I used the following supplements throughout my withdrawal.
Worst to get off. Eli-Lilly with malicious intent did not give full disclosure of negative side effects or severity off withdrawal systems.
This is my second day of not taking it, so far only nauausa and slight headache. I had high anxiety attack my hurt pound so hard it felt like a sledge hammer in my chest I have been off cymbalta for over two months!
Everyone on here has greatly suffered. You have to stay active. I'm 65 and know I will have to stay on this destructive medication the rest of my life.
Can't sleep at night. I've been up as high as 90mg but couldn't tolerate it very well and slipped back down to 60mg with no problem.
After 4 months, I dropped another day. I still have "brain zaps" 3 weeks later but they are manageable. The shakes have reduced, yet I have vomited for two days. If my brain hurts this bad coming off it. I did it myself over about a YEAR or more. What you will need: The shorter the period of time you were on this medication, the easier it will likely be to come off of this drug.
I'm much better now after 6 months off, but have had episodes of anger the last week that seem to be some withdrawal coming back along with more brain fog than usual, more short-term memory loss, and mild auditory hallucinations. I truly believe the withdrawal from that medication increased his depression and gave him suicide ideation that he was not relaying to others. This is how I went off Cymbalta. It took me awhile to realize what was going on. I have done nothing but cry my eyes out while on the generic form.
Also engaged in Tai chi and exercise. I was really, really sick with bronchitis, and it was time for me to make up more capsules.