I started taking Cymbalta yesterday to see if it will work for me. Anybody else tried this or had any luck with it??? I have taken it for two days now and I think it might actually be working!

Please let us know how the drug is doing for you. Has your pain receded?

yes it is working for me! I can’t even believe it.

I’ve been doing normal activity, cooking and standing up while working. even showering, I haven’t burned at all.

I've been taking Cymbalta for a few years for something other than EM. It hasn't made my EM better or worse.

I take sertraline (which is an SSRI, not a SNRI like Cymbalta), and it doesn't work 100% but it has significantly reduced the frequency, severity, and duration of my flares.

Glad to hear Cymbalta is working for you!

Out of all the meds I have tried so far Cymbalta seems to be at least giving me 20%-30% releif..... The most releif I have experienced in 2 yrs. I have tried Neurontin (gabapentin) With zero relief then tried Lyrica with gabapentin zero relief then just Lyrica Zero releif... Stopped and weened off all meds for 3 weeks to see if while off these meds if there was any difference and not really, But at times was way worse.... Then Started Cymbalta and felt some relief as noted above, Some I might add but not alot, But good enough to justify staying on it... YMMV... But so far I like that I'm able to stand and sit a bit more without the feeling of burning alive.....

I tried neurontin and trileptal and both had side effects that outweighed the relief.

I did get some relief from it but the side effects outweighed the benefits so stopped after 3 months. I seem to be unlucky and get most side effects from most eM (and fibro) meds.! Hoep it works for you