I took Cymbalta for a time, no major side effects, but I honestly didn't notice anything different in my life. I decided to stop it, and nothing really changed for me. One thing I want to mention though, is that I did get up 60mg to feel something, and it caused my anxiety to increase, so I backed down to 40mg, then 30mg, and then I went down to 20mg and then stopped.
This was just my experience though. My mother has been taking it for over a year at 90mg and it is helping her tremendously.
"Even though I'm walking through the valley of the shadow, I will hold tight to the Hand of Him whose love will comfort me, and when all hope is gone and I've been wounded in the battle, He is all the strength that I will ever need, He will carry me."
dx: lupus 2004, sjogrens 2005
RLS, anxiety, IBS, migraines
Meds: Plaquenil, Zelnorm, Seroquel, Klonopin, Ultram, Flexeril, Zomig, Topamax