Is Cymbalta an effective medication for Fibromyalgia?

Published: December 12, 2012
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I am 62 years old. Would Cymbalta be a good prescribed medicine for fibromyalgia? I am very sensitive to medicines, as I usually experience side effects. If not Cymbalta, what would you recommend in the smallest dosage possible? Thank you.

Answer

For a detailed discussion of treating pain and fibromyalgia, see Eliminating Fibromyalgia Pain. Cymbalta can be helpful in many people, but I tend to hold off on using it, as withdrawal can be quite severe when it is time for people to come off of it.

Love and Blessings,

Dr. T

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

is one of the world's leading integrative medical authorities on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. He is the lead author of four research studies on their treatments, and has published numerous health & wellness books, including the bestseller on fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome From Fatigued to Fantastic! and his newer The Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Solution.  Dr. Teitelbaum is one of the most frequently quoted fibromyalgia experts in the world and appears often as a guest on news and talk shows nationwide including Good Morning America, The Dr. Oz Show, Oprah & Friends, CNN, and Fox News Health. 

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