I am so thankful for cymbalta. I have fibromyagia, as well as GAD, and for me, this is a wonderdrug. It may not work for everybody, but O M G, it's made a world of difference for my pain and depression. as far as anxiety goes, i'm honestly not sure if the cymbalta is helping with that or not as i'm on other meds too. I've stopped using pain killers due to addiction, and stopped benzos as well. I've noticed HUGE improvement in my pain problems!! I started on 30mg like i think 3 years ago and my new psych just raised me to 60mg. I've not noticed any bad side effects other than a little drowsiness when used in combo with my other meds. but cymbalta alone, really doesn't bother me at all. love it.