Re: Cymbalta and Amitryptiline
I asked my rheumi about Cymbalta and he advised me to be careful. He said studies have shown increased suicide rate with use and he didn't recommend it.
When I was first being diagnose the doctor gave me Elavil 25mg. I took it for a week and it wiped me out. There was no change in my pain and it actually made me feel worse. After a week I had to stop taking it because I was having extreme pain, fatigue and mood swings. I thought it was driving me crazy.
I have noticed that drugs that I have taken that are a combo of muscle relax, anti-depressant, and pain reliever have really messed me up mentally and physically. Read about the side effects and have your family watch your symptoms.