I've just been prescribed cymbalta for depression symptoms relates to my fibromyalgia pain. My mood seem to be directly pain related so my doctors think it will be a good fit. Does anyone have experience with Cymbalta that they'd be willing to share? I'm curious about people's success or failure with the medication. Thanks! :)
I had long (6 months) of "brain zaps" when tapering off Cymbalta. I would not take it again. Wellbutrin has been my blessing. The best part is it actually gives you some energy - at least in the beginning.
I have been on cymbalta 60mg per day. I have been on it over a year now. It seems to be helping, but I would be afraid to stop it. I am on so many medications it is hard to tell what one is helping. I have not had any major side effects from the Cymbalta. I also have had 3 back surgery's, 4 shoulder surgeries, and open heart surgery. That is why I am on so many meds. But I am still moving, which is all I can ask from Jesus.. Good luck to you
my pain doctor had her residents - students - come in and have me discuss the brain zaps. i was not her only patient who complained of them. They were very hard to deal with at my analytical job. sometimes i had to laugh because people would talk to me and my brain was just going zap, zap, zap. very hard to describe...
Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all of the insight you've given me :) it's all been hugely helpful.