My Dr. prescribed Cymbalta for me last year, to treat nerve damage in my hands. I have to say it made it worse! My elbow's felt like I had Tennis elbow all the time. So I went from having bad hands to bad arms,
I only took it for about 1 week
It took me about 6 months to finely be rid of the pain in my elbow's.
But everyone is different.
I hope this helps..
Hi Odele. I currently take Cymbalta to treat chronic pain from fibromyalgia & arthritis. I personally have had very good results with this med. It did cause me to be extremely tired at first but that has lessened with use. The withdrawal from this med after long term use is supposedly pretty horrible but my Dr says that can be controlled by tapering slowly off when/if the times comes to stop using it. I did have to suddenly stop taking after 7 months use for 3wks but other then sleeplessness & an increase of pain for a day or so I didn't notice any other withdrawal symptoms like others have described. Everyone reacts different to any medication so your experience will not necessarily be the same as another's. Good luck.
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