Any good suggestions for anxiety associated with Fibromyalgia?

I was on Cymbalta and it really helped. Then I had to go off it when I no longer had health coverage because it is so expensive. Wondering if anyone knows any good herbal or homeopathic remedies.

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  • Anne H March 26, 2009, 11:44 am

    If you have depression, anxiety / panic, obsessive / compulsive, and procrastination, and it came with the Fibro, we call that the Serotonin Cluster of Symptoms.

    An SSRI, but NOT an SSRI/SSNRI med, taken in the evening, should work. It keeps Serotonin moving, and moving in the right direction.

    The generic for Paxil is Paroxetine, and you can get it with prescription, at Walmart Pharmacy for about $4 per month or $9 for 3 months.

    I have taken Paxil every evening for over 8 years. It tried three times to get started on it, but eventually did. Without it, my brain signals cannot get to my body correctly.

    SSRI meds do not help for pain – they keep signals moving. That may help your pain, but it's not the main function.