Hi, Due to an injury to my lower back I had to have surgery, they had to work on L5 S1, I had bone spurs, osteoarthritis, and sciatica pain and degenerative disk disease. I also have bad knees, and hands with OA. I started to take Cymbalta for my fibromyalgia and depression, which it helped greatly after awhile longer I noticed I was taking less opiates and was in alot less pain everywhere. My lower back was better somewhat from the surgery but got alot better after using cymbalta. I hear they have a generic now, but if you can not afford it Eli Lilly the company who makes cymbalta has a program to help you they send your doctor paperwork to fill out and they send your meds free of charge to your doctor if your income level qualifies. Good Luck I hope this helped. Katiedidk
I have several friends that have had various procedures for lower back pain and all 4 of them are on Cymbalta. 2 do not think it helps the pain factor.But, neither one of them is depressed. I have no personal experience with Cymbalta, only through these friends and what I read. I have 2 other friends with Fibromyalgia, and they are both on Cymbalta as well. But all of these friends are on so many other medications that it is difficult for them to notice how each drug affects them.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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