I have Lyme Disease and was previous dx w/Fibro. I was put on Cymbalta for one year. It was the worst medicine I have ever taken.
When originally started, i was sick with flu like symptoms for 6 weeks. I tried to go off slowly several times throughout the year and ended up having to
open the pills and COUNT BEADS at the end. Once I was finally off, i did not feel right for at least 6 months.
It was a nightmare! This is just my opinion but I highly recommend anyone considering this med to google "Cymbalta Problems" or something like that. You will come up with PAGES.
Best of Luck!
Dx-FMS 2006, CDC positive LD 8/07, Ehrlichiosis-HME 9/07, Hypocortisolism (Addison's Disease), Cervical Cancer Survivor. Probably infected with Lyme since a teenager 20 yrs ago.
Tx-Doxy, Tahitian Noni, Cat's Claw from Sept-Nov 07
Fentanyl, Percocet, Soma, Xanax, Protonix, Melatonin.
Currently only on Diflucan and pain meds to prepare for IV