I took Cymbalta for about a yr. and a half. I had wonderful results with it, for those 18 months. Then a problem started, I began to fall into a depression and had to stop taking it. Unfortunatly that can sometimes happen with anti-depressants.
I have been on Cymbalta for 3 years now, once I thought it was not helping so started weaning myself off, with my Dr.s' knowledge. After a week, I promptly got myself back on it!! It defenitely does help ME with pain and I do not go without it.
I'm on Cymbolta now and I honestly don't think its helping me any. I was on Zoloft prior and I honestly don't notice a difference. I've been on it for about 8-9 weeks so I think by now I should have noticed something. But it sounds like it seems to help alot of people here so hey, its worth a try!!!
Thanks for telling me your experience with Cymbalta. Since it is an antidepressant, I know that it would be dangerous to stop cold turkey. I'm so sorry that you had to go through those horrible withdrawal symptoms, but that just proves what could happen to someone if he/she tries to just stop taking his/her antidepressant. Again, thanks for the warning. Everyone here should take note of this.
On a happier note, welcome to the boards! This is an amazing group of people who would do anything possible for each other. Too bad we all live so far away from each other, LOL. Anyway, we really are a family, and personally, I always extend the invitation to email me if you just want to talk, So, if you just need someone to talk to...