Seeking expert counseling is a sign of strength. A personal relationship with a caring professional is proven clinically effective.
I believe that I can help.
You have done so well without the Cymbalta. Keep fighting it with plenty of exercise. You can join a gym with a pool and may be able to do your excercise there, and perhaps meet a man who thinks all women around his age look like his grandmother - until he meets you.
If, despite your best efforts, you start sinking into that hole of depression, you can then consider Cymbalta (or another antidepressant such as Wellbutrin/buprion which does not cause weight gain nor does it lower libido).
I wish you great success. Keep working out and perhaps things will work out for you.
I shall keep you in my thoughts.
Elliott, MAE, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC
Dear Dr. Elliott - I will keep trying with the exercise - how long to people stay on Cymbalta - I'm sure its not good for me - all the other drugs they tried on me but didn't work - too strong. Thanks for caring. My own Dr. wants me off it - but I feel very emotional off it. Sharon