I was on this medication for about a month before moving on to savella. Just because it did nto work for me does not mean it would not work for someone else. In the interest of education, I am providing information on cymbalta here. I got this information from the website www.cymbalta.com.
Cymbalta and Fibromyalgia
Cymbalta has been approved by the FDA for the management of fibromyalgia and has been demonstrated to help reduce pain and improve function. Cymbalta is available only by prescription.
When Cymbalta was studied in patients with fibromyalgia, many people felt significant pain reduction, compared with patients taking placebo. Individual results may vary. Learn about how Cymbalta is believed to work.
How to Take Cymbalta
Cymbalta comes in a capsule and can be taken once a day to help lessen pain associated with fibromyalgia. Cymbalta can be taken with or without food. You should not break, open, or chew the capsule. It should be swallowed whole. Make sure you take only the dose your doctor prescribes.
Side effects may be experienced.
In clinical studies of fibromyalgia, the most commonly reported side effect of Cymbalta was nausea. Read more about the most common side effects and potential risks associated with treatment. For complete product information, please see Important Safety Information, including Boxed Warning about antidepressants and risk of suicide, Prescribing Information, and Medication Guide.
Learn more about supporting someone with fibromyalgia if a friend or loved one has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.