Just had to say it!!!
I know everybody is different, but Cymbalta is a lifesaver for me.
I've had a lot of drugs to manage pain - ibruprofen, tylenol, naproxen, vicodin, percocet, oxycontin, zoloft - when the narcotics didn't stop the pain, it was time to try something different.
Cymbalta drastically decreases all my muscle pain. I won't say it's 100% gone, but my periods are bearable, my chest wall pain is almost non-existant, and friends can put an arm around my shoulder without me wincing. I feel like a normal human being.
The downfall is that I swing between incredibly sleepy and insomniac all the time. I don't care. The irregular sleep is worth the lack of "hit by a monster truck" feeling I used to feel on a daily basis.
I concentrate better. My appetite is more controlled. I've LOST weight, feel happier, and physically feel so much better.
I was on Cymbalta about 2 years ago and didn't do nearly as well as I'm doing now - in fact, I discontinued because of the side effects. I don't know if it's because I've aged, or my body chemistry is different, but I can't believe how great I feel this time around.
I just wanted to throw my success story out there (while it lasts)!! Sorry if I sound like an advertisement, but seriously... i just needed to share!!