Not sure if this is the right place to post, but here goes.
Hi all:I'm a 38 year old male with ADHD, OCD, and strong anxiety. This has been going on since I was 18 and had a few derealization episodes that scared the **** out of me. I've been on Cymbalta 30 mg, Adderall, and .5-1mg of Xanax for about 3 or 4 years. About a week ago, I changed that regimen to Wellbutrin XL (150 mg), 20 mg Cymbalta, and Ambien to sleep (instead of Xanax). I will only be taking the Cymbalta for another week.
The first few days have been really stressful (prob due to decreased Cymbalta and no Xanax), and I don't know if its in my head (I can be a bit resistant to change) but I wanted to post somewhere to talk about it with people who'd understand. I'm extremely stressed so far, and I'm a bit terrified of the the Cymbalta withdrawal that I'm in store for. In the past, if I've forgetten to take it I get horrible brain zaps and get very very irritable and I snap at people. If something isn't working, I'll get really pissed off and lose my temper almost immediately.
I wake up really early now, and have a terrible time getting to sleep. I finally gave up last night and took a Unisom, .5 mg Xanax, and an Ambien, and I STILL couldn't sleep. Argh. Anyway, sorry to *****. I'm just having a **** of a time, and I need some consolation.
Other misc stuff I'm feeling:
-clenching of muscles, especially thighs
-a vague sense of unreality
-i dont want to move, because I feel like I'll slip away into insanity