Good to meet you. I have never taken cymbalta but I have been on venlafaxine which is also a snri from my experience the snri's are usually prescribed if no success has been achieved with the other class's of AD such as ssri's. The venlafaxine worked well for me but pooped out after a while and my GP added mirtazipine which I took about 2hrs before bed time as it does make you very sleepy. It also makes you very hungry and you crave sugar honestly you would eat it straight out the bag.
I hope this combination works well for you let us know how you get on. Have you ever done any therapy such as CBT? that can work well just a suggestion. Take Care
I try not to worry about the future -- so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.
ANXIETY & PANIC FORUM MODERATOR
Diagnosed with:- Asperger's Syndrome, dyslexia, gad, sad, ocd, depression, reactive arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis
Medication:- 400mg Lyrica, 15mg Escitalopram, Serequel 25-50mg, 5mg Diazepam Naproxen 500mg x2