Just wondering if anyone else has tried cymbalta for fibro/depression/anxiety and what your experience has been. I was started at 30mg a little over a month ago. I had some really awful side effects for the first week but as soon as they started subsiding, I felt great. My mood was greatly improved, depression seemed to dissolve quite a bit and my anxiety has been at the lowest level I can remember it being in a very very long time. I don't think it has done much for the pain at this point.
About 2 weeks ago, my doc increased the dosage to 60mg to see if it could do me some more good and maybe work on my pain better. I still feel like my anxiety is in a great place right now, which is HUGE for me. However, I don't feel like it's affecting my pain levels and I am feeling super BLAH. I can't tell if it's my depression creeping back in or if it's starting to just make me feel numb emotionally. I've had antidepressants do that to me in the past and I almost find that worse than just coping with the depression. I am a very expressive and emotional person, which I don't see as a bad thing unless it gets out of control, and I just hate feeling nothing. I already feel like the chronic pain, depression, and mental illness have changed me as a person over time. I just can't tell if I'm feeling depresion or feeling nothing :/ because they often feel like the same thing.
Anyone else dealt with something similar on cymbalta? Has anyone seen pain relief as a result?
Thanks! Hope the day has been treating everyone well!
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