Last yr I started taking Cymbalta & it was great.About 6 months later I began getting pain in my thigh muscles in the front,which made walking difficult.I finally had to stop taking it& the pain disappeared.Muscle pain is one of the side effects.My question is has anyone found a cure for the muscle pain?I am wondering if Quinine might be a remedy.The Cymbalta is the greatest thing I have ever taken for anxiety/depression & I would like to start it again.
2 Sep 2011
I don't recommend Quinine with the Cymbalta due to the following interaction potential:
I was on Cymbalta for years and never had this muscle pain. In fact, Cymbalta is sometimes prescribed for nerve pain. Are you sure the muscle pain in your thighs is from the Cymbalta? The side effects listed in the following link does mention stiff muscles:
You may find that a mild muscle relaxant along with the Cymbalta would do the trick. Just a thought.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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