Last week I was diagnosized fibromyalgia after six year of medical checks and screenings. The doc prescribed me 60mg Cymbalta, 10mg Flexiban, along with physio. How long does it take to see the effects of Cymbalta? I have been on it for 10 days now, but I see little improvement. The doc told me it takes at least 3 weeks for the medication to kick in.
Cymbalta is a wonderful drug when it works. It can help with anxiety and studies have shown that it is effective for relief of chronic pain from fibro and other conditions. It also helps with depression. Usually people start noticing a difference in about 3 - 4 weeks, the full effects of the med will take around 2 months. After 2 months, if you don't notice any difference in your symptoms or if the side effects are very bothersome, talk to your doc about upping the dose or switching to something else, like bupropion (Wellbutrin). I really hope this med helps you and that you'll have less high pain days. Don't be afraid to ask your doc any questions, that's what he or she is there for. Sending you gentle hugs, my love and my light!!
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