I was prescribed cymbalta 5 years ago for anxiety.
In October, I missed a dose and started going through MAJOR withdraw (dizziness, tremor, nausea, horrible irritability, inability to get words out, moments of disassociation).
So I decided and told my doctor that I DID not want to be on a drug that I am SO dependant on. So I weaned slow but still went through months of withdraw (thought THAT would never end).
So now I'm afraid of all SNRI'S and their relatives (i.e. Tramadol). I wouldn't wish my enemies to go through that withdraw.
Ironically, while weaning off of cymbalta, the pain started. I think (as well as every doctor I have seen for this pain) cymbalta masked a pain that, if I would have known was there before, would have done something about it a long time ago.
I am SO angry with Eli Lilly (maker of cymbalta) I could SPIT!!!