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Cymbalta Withdrawal

I’ve been on Cymbalta 60 mg for so long, I’ve lost track of how many years it has been.  My best guess is 7 years. I started tapering down a week and a half ago.  Each morning, I take 10 beads more out of the capsule.  Tomorrow, I will be down to 30 mg.

I’ve noticed today that I felt flu-like so I took some ibuprofen.  Every now and again, a wave of nausea will hit and go away.  My eyes are dry, but really that is nothing new since I have Thygeson’s SPK.

I’ve been taking daily doses of Omega 3, Flaxseed oil, Ginger, Gingko, Garlic, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Krill Oil with evening primrose, Chlorella, psyllium, L-lysine, whole food organic vitamins, probiotic, and magnesium and I am eating as much organic and raw food that I can.

From what I have read, the side effects coming off this drug are horrendous and I have been praying for wisdom to counter these effects naturally.

I am taking it one day at the time and if I need to continue 30mg for a few more days then start dropping again, I may do that.  I’m not going to rush it because I do not want brain zaps and emotional breakdowns like I have read so many people endure.

Victory happens one day at a time.


Free Your Mind

I have been on anti-depressants since the year 2000.  I was told that it would be a life-long issue with me since it runs in my family.  I bought into that mindset.  Until recently.

I have been trying to turn my life around physically by going organic and eating more healthy, natural food and taking natural supplements.  In the short 5 months that I’ve been doing this, I have seen an amazing change in myself physically and mentally.

I didn’t start any of this without a lot of prayer.  I wanted the Lord’s blessing on this and I’ve asked for His wisdom, daily, along the way.

I’ve been doing a lot of research, especially about how to get off Cymbalta.  The internet sites I went to scared me to death.  The withdrawal symptoms people experienced were horrible.  I continued to pray about my deep desire to go off anti-depressants.

I realized that my mind had to be healed before I could attempt this.  Heal your body naturally and your mind will follow.

I did get some good tips on how to come off this medicine that had long since lost its usefulness, although I was not ready before now.

Each day, I am removing 10 more beads from the capsule I am taking and I am praying that in 40 days, I will be free.  I am 4 days in and Praise God! No side effects.

The supplements that I have been taking are:  ALA, Omega 3 (Krill Oil), L-Lysine, Probiotics, Chlorella, Spirulina, Organic Whole Food Vitamins, Flaxseed Oil, Magnesium, 7-Keto (Dhea).  Chlorella was to detox my system from all of the toxins in it.  I’ve learned through research that the gut has to be healthy for the brain to be healthy.  It’s a solid connection.

My verse that I am claiming during this is Galations 5:1  “It is for freedom that Christ set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”

With God’s help, I am ready to free my mind.

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