I am wondering whether Cymbalta is meant to be taken for the rest of one's life after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia (and osteoarthritis), or if it works to reduce the CAUSE of the pain and can be eliminated after a period of time. I am actually withdrawing from Cymbalta (was only on 30 mg/day, and it took away my pain), and I'll see if the pain comes back. But I'd love to hear what other experiences people with fibro have had with taking Cymbalta.
I'm aware of the possible side-effects withdrawal can bring about; I'm more interested in whether you have been able to control the pain without remaining on Cymbalta forever. :-)