I am just sharing my experience because if I can prevent ANYONE from taking this drug to help with pain I will. I was put on this drug because I do not like narcotics at all. My Ra doc started me on 30 mg then 60 mg and it helped at first but eventually stopped. My liver enzymes have been an issue for awhile now and came to the point last week Ra doc said stop everything which this CYMBALTA I did just cold turkey. I can tell you I have never in my life ever experienced so much withdrawl issues in my life as I have with this drug. I first thought I had the flu but yesterday I was still feeling really bad and had other symptoms that normally are not flu related. When I looked up the side effects of coming off this drug I was shocked and the lawsuits agaisnt the Lily Company for this drug by many people was an eye opener. I am still suffering withdrawl from this drug it has been 5 days and I was only on this drug for 5 months. I am so angry at the RA doc for not warning me before even starting this drug what can happen when stopping this med and let me make the decision if I want to try it. Ra is bad enough never mind having to go through withdrawl like a heroine addict. Please think strongly of trying this medication it is bruttal to get off. If anyone else has experienced bad withdrawl from this drug I would love to hear how long it lasted, and your side effects from it. Thank you so much, lets all hope they find a cure for RA.
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