Hey ya, Godsgirl
Im also new here.... Ive been on Cymbalta for two and a bit months now. I started on 60mg and then my doc doubled that to 120mg.
It had some negative effects in the begining...night sweats, headaches, nausea, pins and needles but dont stress those do pass in about a week. I did start to feel better after afew weeks, it defionately got me out of the 'i just want to die theres no hope'. I picked up a lot of weight, but maybe that was just me being depressed and not the meds, im not sure? Iwas also really tired all the time...seriously i was sleeping like 14 hours a day! Since my dose has been increased my appertite has decreased and i have more energy and can concentrate much better. Only thing thats bugging me now is that i can feel the medication in my body affecting my emotions alot of the time. I also seem to be having mixed emotions now...going up high and then down low....but i guess thats better than being down, period.
Cymbalta defionately has got me into a much better place. Hope it works for you. At least you not alne in being confused about meds :) Best of luck