Stopping duloxetine suddenly can cause very uncomfortable symptoms. Physicians call this “discontinuation syndrome.” Here are some of the more common complications:

  • Electric shock-like sensations (often referred to as “brain zaps”), nerve tingling
  • Light-headedness
  • Dizziness and/or vertigo
  • Headaches
  • Irritability, anxiety
  • Hostility
  • Digestive distress (nausea, diarrhea)
  • Sleepiness, fatigue
  • Visual disturbances
  • Shakiness, tremor