I know that many of us are in various Lupus groups and read various magazines. I received a booklet called the lupus newslink and it had an article regarding Milnacipran, that is a promising treatment for chronic pain conditions like Fibromyalgia & Lupus and relives chronic pain and depression. Most SSRI's (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) have unwelcome side effects, the most common being an increase in erectile dysfunction and a decrease in libido.
I mentioned it to my psychiatrist and she looked and looked for it even calling the pharmacy to ask about it. This particular medicine does not have the FDA approval yet. So ultimately, it is not available.
She mentioned to me a medication called Cymbalta which has the same affects. I began taking it on a Tuesday and felt like a different person within 2 days. Has anyone ever heard or taken Cymbalta?