How about a section for the success stories that MUST be out there?
You have no idea (well, you probably do) how disheartening and crushing it is to read over the internet "worst drug ever" stories CONSTANTLY
My guess is Cymbalta is likely no worse or no better than any of the AD's out there. I think Mirtazapine is the bee's knee's as an AD and very easy to taper even after a year but the internet is FULL of "stay away from Mirtazapine" it's not the drugs that's different, its US. I can't have it any more due to COPD (it's an anti histamine and suppresses coughing) What works for one guy..........
There is a site called Patient UK Forum and there are sections for ALL the AD's and some threads on Duloxetine success stories. It is very reassuring to hear someone praise the drug and how they struggled through the initial shit period but discovered their own rainbow at the end.....
There is a member/girl called Katecogs on that site who is very helpful to everyone in much the same way you two guys are but explains that recovery can take a loooooooong time due to our rising morning cortisol levels. The good mornings which we all seek are often the last thing to return after an lengthy episode of depression/anxiety and although the caps start to work after 6/12 weeks it's often many months 6/9 before you are back to "normal"
Reading someone's positive story and struggles with Cymbalta with a positive out come is just as good, for me at least, as a shot in the arm and it can instil in some of our fellow sufferers here on this excellent forum that most important of mindsets.......HOPE!
PS I completely understand that folk HAVE to be warned about high doses and length of treatment and resulting difficulties of withdrawals but success stories of 30/60 treatments of a year or less could be featured to encourage folk who might very well benefit from Cymbalta/Duloxetine