Post Edited (Mominmich2) : 1/26/2009 7:14:02 AM (GMT-7)
I've been on Cymbalta for three months and love it. It has given me more energy and curbed my appetite even though I haven't lost any weight. I'm also taking Lyrica in a small dose, because I'm afraid of it causing me to gain weight. They have both been great for me and I also take Flexeril at bedtime and I'm sleeping so much better. The only thing is I'm still sleepy when the clock goes off. When I get up and get going though I don't feel a bit drug down.
My only problem is all of them together are causing me to stay constipated and I have to take otc vegetable laxative every night.
I feel so much better since my rheumy put me on them, but I'm so afraid of the side effects and long term use. I have been thinking about getting off them all and seeing how I feel then.
I hate taking any kind of meds and these are powerful ones so I'll let you know what I decide.
In meantime give Cymbalta a try. You can always get off of it if you don't like the feeling it gives you.