Today I gave up on my trial of Cymbalta. I was getting no pain relief, only side effects. I cut down on my 3xday Vicodin, but pain increased significantly. After two weeks of trying Cymbalta, it just doesn't help at all. I'm hoping to be able to sleep tonight for a change and not have blurry vision and tremors tomorrow. Without it I at least had enough energy to get off the couch today.
I'm thinking of going back with tramadol, but not with the extended release version. The instant release only lasts for 4 hours, but it never gave me serotonin syndrome unless I combined it with just about anything else. The extended doesn't relieve pain well enough, and adding an extra instant release caused SS. I'll talk it over with my pain doc tomorrow.
Gotta keep plugging along though. Another grandbaby is due next year - for me to spoil.