Cymbalta Discontinuation Syndrome

As it posted previously, I was given Cymbalta by my psychiatrist for severe depression and anxiety due to chronic pain. I specifically asked about side effects (as I always do) and was told there weren’t any serious ones. I told him I’d Google (again, as I always do) and was advised against it. For some unknown reason, probably because I was desperate for relief and knew wouldn’t take it if I read about it in advance, I didn’t do my usual research before starting this drug. If only I knew then what I know now! Below are just some of the most common side effects of Cymbalta Discontinuation Syndrome . 

General Body

Dry Mouth – Less moisture in the mouth than is usual. Cymbalta withdrawal

Sweating Increased – A large quantity of perspiration that is medically caused. Cymbalta withdrawal

Allergy – Extreme sensitivity of body tissues triggered by substances in the air, drugs, or foods causing a variety of reactions such as sneezing, itching, asthma, hay fever, skin rashes, nausea and/or vomiting. Cymbalta withdrawal

Asthenia – A physically weak condition. Cymbalta withdrawal

Chest Pains – Severe discomfort in the chest caused by not enough oxygen going to the heart because of narrowing of the blood vessels or spasms. Cymbalta withdrawal

Chills – Appearing pale while cold and shivering; sometimes with a fever. Cymbalta withdrawal

Edema of Extremities – Abnormal swelling of the body’s tissue caused by the collection of fluid.Cymbalta withdrawal

Fall – To suddenly lose your normal standing upright position. Cymbalta withdrawal

Fatigue – Loss of normal strength so as to not be able to do the usual physical and mental activities. Cymbalta withdrawal

Fever – Abnormally high body temperature, the normal being 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit or 37 degrees Centigrade in humans. Fever is a symptom of disease or disorder in the body. The body is affected by feeling hot, chilled, sweaty, weak and exhausted. If the fever goes too high, or lasts too long, death can result. Cymbalta withdrawal

Hot Flashes – Brief, abnormal enlargement of the blood vessels that causes a sudden heat sensation over the entire body. Women in menopause will sometimes experience this. Cymbalta withdrawal

Influenza (Flu)-like Symptoms – Demonstrating irritation of the respiratory tract (organs of breathing) such as a cold, sudden fever, aches and pains, as well as feeling weak and seeking bed rest, which is similar to having the flu. Cymbalta withdrawal

Leg Pain – A hurtful sensation in the legs that is caused by excessive stimulation of the nerve endings in the legs and results in extreme discomfort. Cymbalta withdrawal

Malaise – The somewhat unclear feeling of discomfort you get when you start to feel sick.Cymbalta withdrawal

Pain in Limb – Sudden, sharp, and uncontrolled leg or arm discomfort. Cymbalta withdrawal

Syncope – A short period of light-headedness or unconsciousness (black-out) also known as fainting, caused by lack of oxygen to the brain because of an interruption in blood flow to the brain. Cymbalta withdrawal

Tightness of Chest – Mild or sharp discomfort, tightness or pressure in the chest area (anywhere between the throat and belly). The causes can be mild or seriously life-threatening because they include the heart, lungs and surrounding muscles. Cymbalta withdrawal

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