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Withdrawing from Cymbalta

I am at 30mg Cymbalta with one week to go until I stop taking it all together. I have been on 90mg for 8 years. Since being on 30mg for 3 weeks I am experiencing severe insomnia, nausea, diarhea, aversion to protein and increased pain. Is there anything you can recommend to help me please so I can function daily? I am a 55 year old female, 5'2", 225lbs
 
  dshahen on 2018-09-04
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Homeopaths usually need to know about the person in order to find the most appropriate remedy so please answer the following questions as much as you can. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

1. Chief complaints (Diagnosis) – Please explain your main symptoms.
a. Diagnosis (name of disease)

b. Exact location ( affected organs)

c. Sensation ( eg. sharp pain, stubbing, dull, throbbing, etc)

d. Causation

2. When did it all start?

3. Are there any changes in your mental /emotional state since your illness?

4. Describe anything that makes the problem worse (ie. position, temperature, food etc. )

5. Describe anything that makes the problem better (ie. pain is better for cold bathing or at night in bed etc)

6. What other physical / mental symptoms do you have? Describe with;

Diagnosis (if any)
Exact location (affected organs)
Sensation
Causation
Describe anything that makes the problem worse (ie. position, temperature, food etc. )

Describe anything that makes the problem better (ie. pain is better for cold bathing or at night in bed etc)


7. What time of the day do you feel the worst in general?

8. When do you feel better, during hot weather or cold weather, humid or dry weather?

9. What do you crave for in food items and what are your aversions?

10. How is your thirst; Less, Normal or Excessive?

11. How is your hunger; Less, Normal or Excessive?

12. How well do you sleep?

13. Are you generally feel hot or cold?

14. What medications have you been taking to treat the disease?

15. Please describe your history of illness ( and medications if any).

ONLY FOR FEMALES
- Are the periods early, regular or late in general?

- How long does it last?

- Do you suffer from any kind of physical or mental discomfort before, during or after the periods?

- Is the flow scanty, normal or excessive?

- Is the blood thick bright red, dark red or pale watery?

- Do you notice any clots in the flow?

- Any pain during the periods?

- Have you ever used any hormone pills / contraceptive pills in your life?


Thank you for completing the questionnaire.
 
Tui last year
1. Nausea, insomnia, diahrea, aversion to protein, increase in pain. I am withdrawing from Cymbalta after 8 years. I have Fibromyalgia. Pain in muscles feels like extreme tightness.

2. The withdrawal symptoms started 3 weeks ago.

3. I am starting to experience emotions again. I have felt a little sadness. Overall my emotional state is positive.

4. The scent of meat or having to eat any protein except for milk causes revulsion in me. This is unusual.

5. n/a

6. none

7. time makes no difference

8. dry, warm weather

9. craving milkshakes, aversion to proteins and chewing

10. less thirst

11. less hunger but no weight loss

12. I have severe insomnia but am almost always alert. I fall asleep between 4-6 am and sleep till noon if possible. I go to bed at 11 pm and am up and down all night.

13. I have been experiencing extreme sweating cause could be menopause but I have not had any the first two years of menopause. I do not feel cold.

14. I have taken Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia. I will be off of it completely in one week. I take two medications for Diabetes II, and Perindropril for kidney protection. I am on CBD oil for pain and nightmares.
 
dshahen last year
dshahen said 1. Nausea, insomnia, diahrea, aversion to protein, increase in pain. I am withdrawing from Cymbalta after 8 years. I have Fibromyalgia. Pain in muscles feels like extreme tightness.

2. The withdrawal symptoms started 3 weeks ago.

3. I am starting to experience emotions again. I have felt a little sadness. Overall my emotional state is positive.

4. The scent of meat or having to eat any protein except for milk causes revulsion in me. This is unusual.

5. n/a

6. none

7. time makes no difference

8. dry, warm weather

9. craving milkshakes, aversion to proteins and chewing

10. less thirst

11. less hunger but no weight loss

12. I have severe insomnia but am almost always alert. I fall asleep between 4-6 am and sleep till noon if possible. I go to bed at 11 pm and am up and down all night.

13. I have been experiencing extreme sweating cause could be menopause but I have not had any the first two years of menopause. I do not feel cold.

14. I have taken Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia. I will be off of it completely in one week. I take two medications for Diabetes II, and Perindropril for kidney protection. I am on CBD oil for pain and nightmares.

15. I had high blood pressure and high cholesterol but no longer do since I started taking CBD oil. I have diabetes II, Fibromyalgia and C-PTSD.

I have been in menopause for two years and had no symptoms other than a cease of menstruation. I used contraceptive pills for about 30 yeas.
 
dshahen last year
Start with Nux vomica 30c twice a day for 7 days and report back in 10 days.

1 dose is 2 pills or drops.

And please get hold of Arsenicum album 30c and Rhus tox 30c for later.
[Edited by Tui on 2018-09-06 01:36:58]
 
Tui last year
Thank you. I will do that.


Tui said Start with Nux vomica 30c twice a day for 7 days and report back in 10 days.

1 dose is 2 pills or drops.

And please get hold of Arsenicum album 30c and Rhus tox 30c for later.
 
dshahen last year
I started the Nux vomica 30c twice a day and am almost at day 7. What am I to do with the Arsenicum album 30c and Rhus toc 30c? I have them ready to use. Thank you.
 
dshahen last year
Start taking Rhus tox 30c twice a day for 10 days and report back any changes.

1 dose is 2 pills or drops.
 
Tui last year
Thank you. I will. I had only one episode of nausea since using the Nux vomica. I had forgotten to take a dose.
 
dshahen last year
I have no nausea. I started the Rhus Sept 19. I have daily diahrea. I must take anti-diahrea medication upon awakening. Can you please tell me what this or these should be helping with? I crave knowledge. Thank you, Donna
 
dshahen last year
The homeopathic remedies help to heal and restore your health.

Also you can find the remedy info here on the website.

Now can you tell more about the diarrhea?

Is it only happening upon awakening?

Any pain?

What sort of things make it better?
Any Specific time of the day? (e.g Early morning, noon, evening, after midnight etc)

Having any type of foods / drinks?


Any specific posture? (e.g bending knees, lie on a back etc)

What sort of things make it worse?
Any Specific time of the day? (e.g Early morning, noon, evening, after midnight etc)

Having any type of foods / drinks?

Any specific posture? (e.g bending knees, lie on back etc)

And how about your insomnia?

How is the pain?

Is there any new symptom or anything new?

How are you feeling in general? How is your mood?
 
Tui last year
Thank you for your response. The diarrhea is around the clock. It is liquid and explosive. There is no pain. I am unable to find relief from it without using over the counter medications. I take them upon awakening on days I have to leave the house, otherwise I let it happen in the hopes it is clearing my body of toxins. My insomnia is extreme with most nights my night falling asleep until between 4 - 7 am. I am able to sleep well after a counselling session or a wellness treatment, like massage or Reiki. I am alert and active during the day/evening even during the early morning hours when sleep has not come. I do not nap and I always practise healthy sleep habits learned years ago from the sleep clinic at the hospital. I am experiencing a return of emotions and memories since stopping the medication. It always happens at bedtime. I use breathing techniques and prayer(mediatation)and aromatherapy at bedtime to assist me. the pain is at an almost untolerable level. I had foot care this morning and it was very painful. I have had it done for 4 years by a diabetic nurse and never felt any pain. During my massage I had to ask the therapist to not touch specific areas of my body and to lessen his pressure until he was barely touching me. Standing, walking and wearing shoes is really painful. I am experiencing anal leakage during sleep usually and that is new about 3 weeks. In general, I fell well and I am healthier than ever the past 4 months being able to discontinue one of three diabetes meds and stopping high blood pressure, rapid heart and high cholesterol medications. The last three are now normal conditions. My mood is positive and joyful. I intentional keep alert to negative thoughts or emotions and have strategies to refocus them. I have rediscovered the emotions of sadness, anguish and joy. the past two weeks I have found body laughter and create situations frequently to engage in it. These feelings have been suppressed by C-PTSD and psychotropic medications that I was given for imagined mental health issues I did not have at doctor's insistence. I am doing well and have given myself a year to recover from the effects of the medication. Thank you for all your time and knowledge.
 
dshahen last year
Please stop taking Rhus tox for now and start with the following remedies;

Arsenicum album 30c twice a day for 10 days


Podophyllum 30c twice a day for 10 days (for morning diarrhea)


Alfalfa mother tincture, 10 drops in a little water thrice daily


1 dose is 2 pills or drops and report back any changes in 2 weeks.
[Edited by Tui on 2018-09-26 10:26:02]
 
Tui last year
I will start this today. Thank you.
 
dshahen last year
I am having difficulty finding alfalfa mother tincture in London, Ontario Canada in retail homeopathy stores and online from a Canadian store. If you are Canadian can you please advise where I can purchase it? Neither store I went to is able to order it and they carry a large selection of homeopathic and tinture remedies. Thank you
 
dshahen last year
Do you live in London?

Try Helios

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[Edited by Tui on 2018-09-26 21:17:28]
 
Tui last year
I am in London, CANADA.
 
dshahen last year
Oh, OK.

If it difficult to find mother tincture, you can also use Alfalfa tablet or tea. I think you can find it at organic store or vitamin shop?
 
Tui last year
or Amazon

or iHerb
 
Tui last year
thank you, I will. I have two excellent homeopathy shops here in London, Canada where I can drive to.
 
dshahen last year
Could you please tell me why you recommend buying Alfalfa? I am asking if the benefits outweigh the risk of lowering blood sugars.
 
dshahen last year
I've recommended Alfalfa tincture for insomnia but you don't have to take it if you don't want to.
 
Tui last year
Thank you. With this knowledge, I can choose if getting sleep is as important as dealing with low glucose levels. I have been experiencing those frequently while in withdrawals. I am still trying to locate the other suggestion. But working on it.
 
dshahen last year
I had great difficulty finding these products online and then finally remembered they sold the products HERE. I just ordered them and will start them as soon as they arrive.
 
dshahen last year
I just received my order of Alfalfa 30ch and Podophyllum Peltatum 30 ch. Can you please advise on how you want me to proceed? Thank you again for helping me through this issue.
 
dshahen last year
Please take the remedies twice a day for 10 days and report back any changes.

1 dose is 2 pills / drops.
 
Tui last year

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