Painful knots in shoulders can Cymbalta help!!!!

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   Posted 12/7/2006 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I have improved soooo much with my anxiety disorder- which was at one point a few months ago- severe and horrible. The worst thing that I have left is painful knots and tension in my shoulders. I just can't let it go.  Stretching does not help.  I have been on Wellbutrin for about seven months and like I said I have greatly improved to the point where I am almost getting back to normal but I still have the pain and also I have a really hard time relaxing.  I have heard excellent things about Cymbalta- my docs think I should switch to it.  Has anyone tried it??? The doctors say it helps with the pain a lot, and is like miracle drug right now.  My therapist said she is afraid it is going to put her out of business!! I just don't know if I want to switch to a new med after I have come so far- but it would be nice to be painfree and relaxed!!!!

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   Posted 12/7/2006 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   

since there is no guarantee the C will work at all, I would ask about upping the W dose, the typical range is 150 to about 350

gest someone to rub or massage the sore area, take soaks in a hot bath, jacuzzi, hot tub, etc and also take a beta blocker med such as inderal which will reduce the tension of the muscles, if this is the cause of the pain

you also need tl learn new methods of relaxing and calming yourself

remember to always breathe deep and slow, exercise more and take long walks
recovered former longtime anxiety and panic attack sufferer and helper of other sufferers  but no training or  qualifications in medicine or psychology, any remarks that may be taken as advice must be confirmed with doctor or other health professional

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