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Cymbalta

Hi everyone,
Has anyone taken Cymbalta for fibro? My Dr increased my dosage from 60 mg to 120 to see if it helps any if my symptoms. He's trying to figure out if my pain is from the lupus or fibro. Just curious if anyone has had significant differences in pain relief with increased dosage.

  1. Hi, ! I am not familiar with too many of our members taking Cymbalta, but that definitely doesn't mean there aren't people here taking it!


    That said, I do hope members familiar with Cymbalta will see your post and chime in here and I do hope that the increased dosage brings you some noticeable, lasting pain relief.


    Best, Erin, RheumatoidArthritis.net Team Member.

    1. , yikes! I had an experience like this with a medication once. Needless to say, I didn't stay on it!


      Best, Erin, Lupus.net Team Member.

    2. , I'm sorry that Cymbalta was ineffective for you. I know it stinks to try a medication and not have it work.


      Best, Erin, Lupus.net Team Member.

  2. The rhumi who originally diagnosed me with having SLE, Fibro and Osteoarthritis asked me if I'd like to try it. I remember him saying how it is effective in treating depression, too! (Whoop dee doo) He lied.


    I was like, oook! I'll give it a shot. Well, 3 months later I actually started to feel as though I might have a mood disorder from the medication! It actually gave me depression and it did nothing for my fibro pain.


    What is it with these drs prescribing medications they're well aware are ineffective in treating our conditions? I don't recall anybody EVER shouting from their rooftops," YOU MUST TRY THIS STUFF! IT REALLY WORKS!" Ugh...sigh...🙄😭😡

    1. , I'm so sorry you were misled by the very person whom you should be able to trust to help you feel better! It's beyond frustrating how difficult it is to find a doctor that you trust and who really listens to you. I assume you changed to a new treatment plan? If yes, how is the new plan working for you?
      Gabby (team member)

  3. My doctor try to put me on Cymbalta but didn't work I took them for 3 day and stop cause they had be crazy

    1. , Thanks for sharing your experience with us! How are you feeling on your new treatment plan after stopping Cymbalta?
      Gabby (team member)

  4. I feel better

    1. , I'm glad you're feeling better overall. That's great!


      Best, Erin, Lupus.net Team Member.

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