Oh, Steve, may I mention that benzo’s are also addictive. But let me get to the point, and I don’t know where you got your degree in pharmacology or specialized in addictions, but stopping Cymbalta abruptly does cause withdrawals: diarrhea, fatigue, worsening depression, and pain to name a few! Coming off antidepressants my disrupt the chemical balance that a person had been experiencing while taking the drug to worsening depression and ect. after coming off the drug. Just because something is not a narcotic doesn’t mean that it is not addictive! Look at Xanax whenever it was first on the market; it wasn’t supposed to be addictive. Paxil wasn’t suppose to be addictive either!
I used Ambien for 20 years. And I thank the Lord it came about when I needed it the most. With the CPAP and Ambien I got the sleep I needed to make it to retirement. After retirement, I kept on using it, but finally ran out I said let’s stop. Have been off three weeks. Funny, I feel loggy a lot of times, put my head on the pillow and fall asleep, and at night I have a cocktail and have to run to bed before I fall asleep. Still wondering what will happen next. I had anxiety and sleep at odd times, but I never got a high with it. My two cents.