I take Cymbalta and like most of the AD's they all have side effects and can sound scary. I am glad your going to give it a go.
Remember everyone is different and give the med time to work. You won't have any Aha moment but you should just start to feel better and be able to cope and go on with your usual life.
There are so many choices and if you need and the Cymbalta does not work, you may try another or several.
I think you will do ok on this one :) I was up to 120 mg at one time but am currently at the 60 mg and I hold pretty well.
Take care and please keep posting here.