DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT MEDICAL ADVICE! We do not employ doctors or licensed medical professionals, so we do not provide medical advice. Nothing presented here is a substitute for the advice of a DOCTOR or other licensed health care provider. Never stop, start or add medications or supplements to your health or mental health care regime without first checking for interactions or other problems, and thoroughly researching the substance. Before you employ any information here, consult your health care professional. No information here is the result of valid clinical trials.

Welcome to Healing America Now

Healing America Now contains most of the resources inherited from CHW. The site is independently managed by a former moderator. If you have any concerns, please contact the CHW Facebook moderators.

If you have gone cold turkey, followed advice to drop too quickly or every other day, are in withdrawal, this is your safe place. Somewhere you know you are not alone, where your distress is recognised, understood and validated.

Here, you will find many documents to support you along whatever Cymbalta / duloxetine-related road you are traveling.

Many find a Facebook group too confusing to handle. Comments come from all sides. Some are deleted; whole threads disappear. With so many members and such strict rules from Facebook, that is inevitable.

So, if you feel uncomfortable joining even a private group, or have misbehaved and been excluded from a group, the resources here on Healing America Now are still available for you - and everyone - to use.

We can recommend two support groups, which you can find on Facebook. Both have very clear and similar protocols for coming off this drug. Both groups are for people who are planning to come off Cymbalta / duloxetine, are following the group’s recommendations or have completed their taper.

You can look at Cymbalta Hurts Worse , or, if you don't like that group, try Cymbalta Duloxetine Survivors Support Group.

There are other groups which you may find helpful, but please beware! Some offer dangerous suggestions. We ask you to be cautious, research thoroughly for yourself and make your own decisions.

Healing America Now has always been somewhere to keep the CHW group files for easy access. It is becoming outdated and is difficult to edit. We are busy building a new site. (November 2022)

We are working hard to make access easier for you. We want you to browse the resources and make decisions for yourself more easily.



CHW Greeting

I don’t want anyone to feel they haven’t been seen and heard, so we try to be as lenient with discussion as possible while at the same time protecting members from dangerous tapering advice.

Read More

CHW The Scale Method

When you post, help us to support you. We need the full picture. For us to help you properly when you post, we need that information. So it is very important to keep a journal while tapering.

Read More

CHW How To Be Happy

How to deal with depression – without using drugs. These suggestions are from various sources and my belief is that doing something different or extra will help. Thank you, all those who wittingly or unwittingly helped me compile this list.

Read More

CHW FAQ and Key Definitions

These are simple questions, mostly with short answers. The key words will help you search the “CHW Files” list for documents giving more detail. Use the “Search” box on the CHW FB page to see what others have said about (key word) and see what they have experienced.

Read More

CHW Tapering Spreadsheets

Downloads and online calculator to help you figure out your tapering. Before you use these resources, you need to understand what you are doing, so you should read CHW Tapering Guide first.

Read More

CHW Thyroid Issues

Here is yet another reminder that Cymbalta – whether on it or reducing – can lead to mis-diagnosis in other areas.
Cymbalta has this scary ability to “mimic” other health problems, including Thyroid issues.

Read More

Looking for help with something?
Search our site below...


Please take the time to report your adverse symptoms from Cymbalta and Cymbalta withdrawal to the FDA. Call 1-800-332-1088 FDA

© 2019 Healing America Now