I have read enough posts on getting off of Cymbalta to know that weaning off is the smartest way to go.I know first-hand what stopping Effexor cold turkey did to me and I certainly don't want to repeat that! Fortunately, my specialist(not my regular MD, who messed me up before) had me taper down the Effexor while switching over to Cymbalta. It was a very uneventful change and I had no problems. Well, Cymbalta has not made a difference for me, painwise. If anything, it has kind of made me less energetic and I've really put on weight. I also take 40mg. of Prozac, which my Dr. wants me to stay on. Here's my question- My Dr. wants me to start the Wellbutrin and stay on the Prozac. He wants me to stop the Cymbalta. When I asked him about withdrawal problems, he said that it is not a problem like it is with Effexor. I questioned his answer, so he gave me some 30mg. Cymbalta samples and said to taper down over about a week or so. Does this sound right to any of you who have stopped Cymbalta? I am terrified of freaking out and having any type of emotional instability. I'm a single mom and do not want to risk my mental stability or deal with physical withdrawals. Do you think that taking the Wellbutrin simultaneously while I taper down the Cymbalta might be why he doesn't think it will cause problems? He really feels that I shouldn't have a problem with this change. If anyone has come off of Cymabalta, and especially anyone who has switched to Wellbutrin or another A/D while doing so, can please give me your thoughts and experience with this, I'd be so appreciative. I'm scared! Thank you.