Hi there, and welcome. I am on Lexapro which is another SSRI and am weaing off, as it didn't seem to do much for me. The pain you describe sounds like fibro to me. I have been suffering from sciatica-type pain for months. When I get up, I feel like someone beat me with a hammer all night. Others have found relief from Cymbalta and maybe it was helping you more than you knew. If you have read any of the posts on this forum, you will find many of us have been 'blown off' by doctors in the past. They don't think Fibro is real and dibilitating. I can only suggest you find a rheumy that DOES treat this condition seriously and get the medication you need to control the pain. This hit and miss approach is for the birds and most of us have been through it. As for Lyrica, I don't know anyone personally that has gotten relief from taking it but maybe someone else on the forum can give you some positive reinforcement from using this drug.
For me... the drug side effects are worse than the disease. But I am super sensitive to medication.