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Successes And Failures With Cymbalta

Successes And Failures With Cymbalta

Hi All,

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! :)

Amber

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

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.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

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

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

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...

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all of the insight you've given me :) it's all been hugely helpful.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

It's best to wean yourself off the Cymbalta.

posted almost 5 years ago
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