Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who are we?

The Cymbalta Withdrawal Project is a not-for-profit mental health organization educating and teaching individuals about what science currently knows about long-term antidepressant use and the withdrawal users experience from Cymbalta.

What is Cymbalta discontinuation syndrome/withdrawal?

Cymbalta discontinuation syndrome and Cymbalta withdrawal are essentially the same thing. The effects include dizziness, severe nausea, and electric shock-like sensations in the head called “brain zaps”. Some individuals reported symptoms became so sick they were unable to work and some need to be hospitalized.

How long does Cymbalta withdrawal last?

Physical side-effects normally peak with 2-3 days but can sometimes take as long as 4 days to surface. Cymbalta’s emotional withdrawal symptoms can last anywhere from 2-3 weeks to 2-3 months. Some individuals have even reported withdrawal symptoms for as long as a year, it all depends on the individual.

What supplements can be taken to lessen withdrawal symptoms?

There are thousands of supplements out there that claim to cure this and help that. The key is to find supplements that also include research as well as anecdotal data from around the web. With the internet, we quiet a bit of information at our fingertips. So we highly suggest you do research yourself. We can suggest N-acetyl-cystein (NAC) and Black Seed Oil for Cymbalta withdrawal.

How do you taper off Cymbalta?

There are many options when tapering Cymbalta. From the micro-taper to the gradual taper. Our full tapering guide can be found here.


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