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    Worked after my first dose of 60mg. I felt a difference the next day. I have pain now, not as bad as it was before Cymbalta, but still have pains, of course, some days worse than others but I'm functioning.

    Also, I had a bad allergic reaction. So I had to take Antihistamines and Steroids to get rid of the allergic reaction.

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    It made me wanna sleep n sleep more! Like literally I would wake up to eat something small then go back to sleep because I couldn't stay awake & then lunch n dinner the same thing. When it came to the appointment, I was a walking zombie. 5 days in I called my doctor & told them that this was happening they told me to stop it immediately!

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    I always get wicked night terrors, intense headaches and teeth clenching or grinding, so not great, however, once you get past that stage, the depression benefits are decent. I've not noticed a bonus of pain effects though. In short, it works ok but you become dependent on it and if you forget to take it you get awful withdrawals from it.

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      Yes, you do. I agree with Juliet. I've been on it since 2009, but when I couldn't afford it because there was no generic at the time, or I couldn't get samples, the withdrawals were absolute hell! It's the only thing that has helped me though, besides aquatic exercise.

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    I take 60mg. a day. I haven't had any bad side effects. And although I'm not sure it works, I take it along with Lyrica, Celebrex, Vicodin, buspirone, Xanax and Trazodone hoping there's some relief somewhere in all those meds.

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    Cymbalta saved my life. Started it for mental/emotional breakdown. It was and is a medication I would fight to keep. As the fibro set in worst the last 5 years, so glad I was already on it. Have fibro about 35yrs now, I am 70. This is no way to have to end one's golden years.

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