I am grateful for your encouragement. You are very fortunate that the Cymbalta has worked so well for you. My friend tried it as well, and he had to be taken to ER because his heartbeat became extremely fast, he has no health problems, and they told him to discontinue it immediately. I am going to try some other natural remedies first..and I think I may eventually go on Cymbalta if they don't work out. I can't afford to lose my job right now because of dealing with side effects..