I take Cymbalta 60mg before bed, and it helps quite a bit for my nerve pain and depression, but it also has done wonders to help control my migraines, as I havent had one of my severe ones since I started the cymbalta 9 months ago. But truthfully the withdrawals of ever having to stop cymbalta scares me alot, if I forget to take one dose, I will start to feel horrible. I get these weird feelings that I call brain zaps, like my brain has some weird mini seizure. So really I havent gone more then a half a day with missing a dose, but I'm scared to know what would happen after a half a day....But then I remind myself that I will always probably need an antidep med cause I'm pretty sure my depression is here to stay. But I will admit that i did expect more from this med, my anxiety is still nowhere in control, but I have no idea how that can be controled at all, I really need to get in to see a doctor that specializes in depression but wont happen but that's a whole other story that I wont get into lol. But everyone reacts to meds way diffrently then the next person, so you shouldn't listen to one's good or bad experience and think that it will happen to you, we all are so diffrent in how our body uses the meds.
Chronic Pain Moderator
Dx-Gallstones at age 14 that caused Fibromyalgia in 1998. Chronic Pancreatitis at age 15 from Pancreatic Divisum. Fell down cement basement stairs on my bottom in 2001. Got severe migraines after the epidural from my 2nd childbirth in 2002. Was rear-ended by a lady doing 55mph in 2004 then 2 months later rolled my car down a hill and did even more damage to my back. Depression caused by having chronic pain. Asthma from allergies.
meds- Suboxone for pain, Cymbalta for pain and depression, Lyrica for pain and migraines, Imitrex for migraines, Ibprofen for migraines, Ventolin Albuterol inhaler for asthma. Phenergan for nausea, Seroquel for sleep.
"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much." -Mother Teresa