Re: safe to up my cymbalta dose?
I take 120 mg and it made a huge difference. Once I upped the dose from 60mg, I felt more like myself than I had for a long time. (I upped it after a few bouts of crying just like you describe.) At first it made me really tired and thirsty, but that wore off after a few weeks.
My dr didn't suggest any adjustments, so don't wait for it to be his/her idea. If 90 mg helps some, but not as much as you'd like, don't be afraid to try a higher dose. I had to switch from Prestiq to Cymbalta 60mg to Cymbalta 120 mg before I felt like I was getting what I should from meds. For some of us, exercise, eating well, etc. just aren't enough for our bodies to fight fibro. For me, the Cymbalta, plus lidoderm patches and flexoral when needed have been working.