Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia

Cymbalta FibromyalgiaCymbalta is indicated for the management of fibromyalgia (FM).

Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression, and anxiety. Fibromyalgia can develop on its own or along with other musculoskeletal conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.

According to Eli Lilly, the drug's manufacturer, the recommended dose for Cymbalta is 60 mg administered once daily. Treatment should begin at 30 mg once daily for 1 week, to allow patients to adjust to the medication before increasing to 60 mg once daily. Some patients may respond to the starting dose. There is no evidence that doses greater than 60 mg/day confer additional benefit, even in patients who do not respond to a 60 mg dose, and higher doses are associated with a higher rate of adverse reactions.

Fibromyalgia is recognized as a chronic condition. The efficacy of Cymbalta in the management of fibromyalgia has been demonstrated in placebo-controlled studies up to 3 months. The efficacy of Cymbalta was not demonstrated in longer studies; however, continued treatment should be based on individual patient response.

Eli Lilly fails to mention "withdrawal" as a symptom of discontinuing Cymbalta. Withdrawal symptoms are defined as abnormal physical or psychological features that follow the abrupt discontinuation of a drug that has the capability of producing physical dependence. Withdrawal is a term referring to the feelings of discomfort, distress, and intense craving for a substance that occur when use of the substance is stopped. These physical symptoms occur because the body had become metabolically adapted to the substance. The withdrawal symptoms can range from mild discomfort resembling the flu to severe withdrawal that can actually be life threatening.

Contact Cymbalta Attorneys

Cymbalta LawyersOur firms are investigating problems with symptoms from the discontinuation of use of Cymbalta. Please use the form below to tell us about your situation. We will contact you by phone as soon as possible.

WE USE YOUR ANSWERS ON THIS FORM TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOU MAY BE PART OF OUR CYMBALTA LITIGATION. PLEASE FILL OUT THE WHOLE FORM AND GIVE THE CORRECT ANSWERS TO OUR QUESTIONS. YOU WILL HEAR FROM US WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS OF FILLING OUT THIS FORM.

Your confidentiality matters. No information, including phone numbers and email addresses will be exchanged, shared or sold to a third party. Any communications to our firm via contact forms, email, phone or U.S. mail, will be treated confidentially. Submissions are made for the purpose of evaluating whether or not our law firm will accept your case and represent you. However, all information contained in your submission will be held confidential. By evaluating your submission we make no representation or agreement to represent you in connection with your claim. Thank you.

Michigan's law is not hospitable for bringing our Cymbalta cases. So, if you were taking or withdrawing from Cymbalta while living in Michigan, we will not be able to handle your matter. If you would like a chance to explain, choose the appropriate option.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PHONE NUMBERS ARE CORRECT.

We are asking the status of your intimate relations with your significant other because you and your spouse may have a claim for "Loss of Consortium," being deprived of the benefits of a family relationship. If Cymbalta has affected your intimate relations with your spouse, AND your spouse wants to bring a case for "Loss of Consortium," please TYPE YOUR SPOUSE'S FULL NAME ABOVE.

PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO MAKE SURE IT IS CORRECT.

What do you (or did you) do for a living?

Please give an approximate date, as close as you can give.

Please give an APPROXIMATE DATE and DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE during each time you tried to get off.

Your answer might be Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy, Fibromyalgia, or some other reason.

Please list the other drugs that you were taking at the same time as you were taking Cymbalta.

During the time you were getting off of Cymbalta were you also getting off of another drug?

Did you restart taking Cymbalta after the withdrawal symptoms were over?

Did you doctor ever warn you that you might have withdrawal symptoms?

Did you commit any violent crimes, homicide attempts or domestic violence while withdrawing that was documented by law enforcement?

Please select any or all of the symptoms that occurred during your withdrawal