Quoting J+M=L:" I was on them as a teenager, and took myself off them after about a year. Doc said I'd probably be on ... [snip!] ... "smurfed if I know, give him happy pills to shut him up". They hand that stuff out like lollies, it can't be good for anyone"Actually, Cymbalta is also used to treat chronic pain. The mechanism it uses to treat depression also works for pain...it's widely prescribed in diabetic neuropathy, fibromyalgia, etc. We use it in the nursing home all the time.