To make a long story short, our daughter was murdered in November 07 by her ex-boyfriend. I went into deep depression. Doc originally put me on wellbutrin, didn't work. She then switched me to Cymbalta. Since going on the cymbalta it has also helped amazingly with my chronic pain in my shoulders and neck. I was doing injections before cymbalta. I also had done many, many meds in search of relief over a period of five years. I finally quit my 55 hour a week job went down to part time and weaned myself off of them. I started doing herbal remedies such as omega 3's, tart cherry juice, vitamin D..etc Along with over the counter meds and biofreeze spray. With doing those things, life became livable again and I felt in control of my pain. Now that I have this low back issue (spondy) I feel like it's all out of my control. It frustrates me. I am on 90 mg of cymbalta and darvocets. I still do my herbal stuff and over the counter. I also use a tens unit. I am currently not working--unless you count laundry.(smile) Question is--can increasing a dose of cymbalta help more with pain? I'm currently in PT four hours a week. I really don't want to do the stronger pain meds. When I do--I over do myself and end up in more pain--like a vicious cycle. Any thoughts?