I've never taken medication before in my life but I finally had to talk to my doctor about my anxiety and increased feelings of depression. He wanted to put me on something else, but after hearing that one of the side effects was weight gain I put the kibosh on that immediately.

He did say that I'm more likely to lose weight on Cymbalta and has given me a two week sample of 30mg/day. I cannot express how terrified I am of starting this drug. I just can't handle the possibility of gaining weight. I don't want to further complicate my life by taking anti-depressants. I don't know.