Hi gerrilegstrom, Whatever you do, don’t stop abruptly. I did and am living in hell. I took Cymbalta for ten years and stopped about ten days ago. (I normally do not suffer from impulse control, but reached a breaking point.) In the past ten days, I’ve suffered from hypnogogic hallucinations (without sleep paralysis), chronic vertigo, nightmares, insomnia, daily headaches, “brain zaps,” nausea, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, tremor, numbness, “pins and needles,” muscle pain and weakness, anxiety, crying bouts, increased depression, and more. It should be noted that Eli Lilly, the manufacturer of Cymbalta, has no protocol for discontinuing Cymbalta. I have been taking 60mg per day. The lowest dose is 30mg, and they’re capsules. The half-life is 10-12 hours. I believe higher math is required to formulate a plan, as I don’t recommend opening the capsules.