Hi cysters, I have read sooo many message boards where people are literally suffering while they come off Cymbalta. I was also one of those and if you'll bear with this lengthy message, I can tell you how I did it. I was on Cymbalta for about a year for depression/anxiety. I had terrible side effects that I dealt with for a long time, but thought it was better than the alternative. However, I left for a trip to visit my dad for a few days one time and forgot my meds at home. After only missing one day, I began having brain zaps, dizziness, nausea, etc... It was miserable. We cut our trip short and I came home and laid in bed for a day and half waiting for the cymbalta to kick in. It was then that I knew I needed to get off the meds. It was very scary that I depended on it that much and was absolutely useless when I missed it. So, I began to try and wean myself off. NO LUCK!!!! I felt terrible and always went back because I couldn't handle the side effects. Finally, I made my mind up I was going to do it. I had weaned myself down to 30 mg from 60mg. As soon as I started halfing my dose, I began the side effects again. I was so scared that I would never get off this medicine. It was then that I went on some message boards and saw the agony of others trying to get themselves off the medicine. I would read of people still having withdrawals 3 months after stopping the medicine. I remember crying to my husband and thinking I was stuck. He emailed my doctor and expressed our concerns. This is how I finally got off of Cymbalta. First and foremost, it was all my prayers to God. My doctor had tried before as I did myself with no luck. It wasn't until I took this to God in prayer and completely turned it over to him. He worked such a miracle through my doctor. So first, I would suggest that you PRAY!!!! Next my doctor prescribed me two weeks worth of prozac. I know, this sounds crazy. I continued to take my cymbalta along with the prozac for 1 week. I then completely stopped the cymbalta and continued the prozac for an additional week. Once I stopped the cymbalta, I didn't have one withdrawal symptom. I thought it had to be too good to be true. Then, when I finished my 2nd week of prozac, I was expecting the worst. NO WITHDRAWALS!!!! I have been off of Cymbalta now for over a month and it has been soooooooo easy!!! I am so thankful to God for getting me off the drugs. I will never take cymbalta again!!! I feel so set free now!!! If you are trying to get off of cymbalta, talk to your doctor about prescribing you two weeks of prozac. Take it one week with cymbalta, then stop the cymbalta and take the prozac one week by itself. Then, YOU'RE DONE!!!! If this only helps one person it will be so worth it!!!!