I'm on it!
I just started taking Cymbalta 60 mg. My pain management specialist gave me enough samples to last for this month to see if it would help w/ my occipital and peripheral neurapathy. My doc said that your supposed to start at 20 mg. and work your way up to 40 mg. and then finally to the 60 mg. , but she only had the 60 mg. samples so that's what I had to start with. I've taken two doses so far. I've had two full nights of sleep!!!! That hasn't happened in at least eight months for me! I can definatly tell a positive difference already, although I also know that this dosage is way too strong for me. I'm going to see on monday if I can take it down to 40 mg. and just pay for the RX (I'm a self-pay pt. ,so that gets expensive very quickly) but it's worth paying the money to have the right meds. I just feel as if I'm floating, or dreaming. I do notice alot less pain already too. I think this may be my new best friend. So if your doc is trying to put you on it, I would say start out at the lowest dose and see how you feel.
I'm 24 years old, married, with a 24 month old daughter. I just got diagnosed with Lupus about 9 months ago. I'm just looking to find friends that understand what I'm going though that won't get tired of hearing about my illness!