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How does Cymbalta help with fibromyalgia?

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Cymbalta (duloxetine) is an antidepressant that can treat fibromyalgia, a disorder that causes widespread and on-going muscle pain and tenderness.

Researchers think that Cymbalta helps calm down the pain signals in someone with fibromyalgia. It raises the levels of two brain chemcials called serotonin and norepinephrine. They can affect mood and may help tamp down sensations of pain.

From: Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

WebMD: "Cymbalta Oral."

Rakel R.E. , 7th ed, 2007; Saunders Elsevier. Textbook of Family Medicine

Cymbalta web site: "Cymbalta and Fibromyalgia."

Savella web site.

Rakel P, Bope E.T. , Saunders Elsevier. Conn's Current Therapy 2007

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 13, 2018

SOURCES:

WebMD: "Cymbalta Oral."

Rakel R.E. , 7th ed, 2007; Saunders Elsevier. Textbook of Family Medicine

Cymbalta web site: "Cymbalta and Fibromyalgia."

Savella web site.

Rakel P, Bope E.T. , Saunders Elsevier. Conn's Current Therapy 2007

Reviewed by David Zelman on February 13, 2018

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