My daily pain is Very severe and I take Oxy 3, 40mg a day, Robaxin 750mg and Vicodin as needed 10/325 up to 4 daily, they r like candy though! I don't know if Cymbalta is worth trying due to the start up side affects as well as the side affects with stopping the med. I'm 45 and have been in law enforcement for 24 years. I'm of course getting the boot from work but at least this is covered under my workers comp. I'm at the point where I just don't want to take anymore new drugs. My PM doctor said the pain meds are only designed to take the edge off the pain and that's it. And that's what they do, they just take the edge off a little! I had another EMG the other day and this doctor was extremely rude! He was by far the worst doctor I've ever dealt with! He told me all my nerve problems was because I'm a diabetic. Which by the way I'm not a diabetic as I've had blood works done every six months with the last one completed in July and the blood glucose was fine. As well were the other values that were checked. This doctor said he doesn't know how I can walk or drive as the EMG result were really bad. He had to turn the shock level to medium and up to the max shock on every muscle he was checking. That's why I'm thinking not even starting the Cymbalta as I just don't think it will work. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated! Thanks for any help anyone wants to through my way!