When I posted in regards to Cymbalta significantly reducing chronic back pain this week, I am excited to see the feedback that I was going to get…. and you guys didn’t disappoint!!
Between Facebook and Graceful Agony, I received SO MANY opinions about this controversial medication! It is very clear that people who have already tried this drug have had varying experiences with effectiveness as well as side-effects!!
I am NOT able to give anyone advice on Cymbalta, and I neither will promote or dissuade anyone from discussing their options with this particular medicine with their physicians, but I DO want to encourage EVERYONE in educating yourselves so that you can be your own best health-care advocate!
My sweet new cyber-friend Wendy passed along this link to me. THANKS WENDY!! It is an FDA article discussing Cymbalta Discontinuation Syndrome. I DO have experience with Discontinuation Syndrome, not with Cymbalta, but with another drug of a similar class. It was HORRENDOUS, and I really had to work with my medical team to get through it. If you want to discuss my experience with this syndrome privately, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In all honestly, I do have to say that I had a very severe form of Discontinuation Syndrome, and my understanding of it is that there are varying degrees, so not everyone will have the same experience. But please feel FREE to ask me any questions you might have!
If you are on, or contemplating taking this medication, PLEASE do your homework! There is a tonne of information on the world-wide web – just make sure you are looking at reputable sites!
A BIG thank you to everyone that has shared their experience, or has forwarded my info…. You ALL make this community an AMAZING place to be!!
I hope no matter what you choose to be a part of your treatment plan, you do your homework!!!
GENTLE HUGS TO YOU ALL!!!!