Possible side effects may include anal bleeding…

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June 9, 2009 by sandwichcontrol

Withdrawing from antidepressants is scary, like someone jumping out of a bush at night and yelling “Boo!”. Withdrawing from Cymbalta is like waking up and realizing that you were sold into sexual slavery at the leper colony. Pancake Land describes it as being drunk without the fun part of drunkeness. You get the dizziness, the nausea (both abdominal and brain), the thousand yard stare. Plus, you get irritability, hot/cold flashes, crazy sweating, unquenchable thirst, very manic mood swings. She told me jokingly that it would not really surprise her if she started bleeding from the anus. Yesterday I caught her staring at the television, which was turned off. I asked her what she was doing and she told me that the only way to stop the room from spinning was to focus on one unmoving thing at a time. It is like when you are really drunk and you lie down and you really have to focus on the light fixture to keep the room still. She also gets what many people have called “brain zaps”. You could be right in the middle of a thought or sentence and your brain just shuts off and reboots. It is like Vista. When I was on antidepressants, for a quick moment, the worst thing that happened to me was that I could ejaculate without orgasm. Believe me it was terrible. But, nothing compared to this shit. The worst part about it is that it works. Whenever she takes it, she is a relatively mentally healthy person. No anxiety, no panic attacks, no mood swings. But, if you miss a day or you run out and cannot afford the $154/month prescription, then Mr. Withdrawal shows up at your door and hands you your brain nausea and punches you in the face. You want to know the scariest part? She is on day four or five without it and people have report this going on for weeks and sometimes months. Everybody send good vibes to Pancake Land. I’m off to work. Peace. ~SC


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