My teenage daughter was taking Lyrica for 6 weeks and had every bad side-effect associated with the drug - worst being deep depression. The doctor is now weaning her off Lyrica and wants to prescribe cymbalta, but I'm not sure this is much better. Drugs are being used prophylactically for nerve pain following a double spinal fusion a few months ago. Even though cymbalta has an antidepressant, I believe it has a bad history of adolescent suicide. Does anyone know anything about cymbalta?