So, on a few threads recently I've been saying how I never intend to go off lexapro. Never say never, huh. I had a doctor appointment this morning and was telling her how I ache all over and how when I get up in the morning my ankles and knees hurt so bad that I can hardly walk. I hobble downstairs with most of my weight on the handrail. As the day goes on it gets better, although I'm stiff and sore for a few steps when I get up from sitting. This will go on for a few weeks and then it won't be so bad for a few weeks. The body aches were horrible prior to the MI, but they are still present. My doctor asked me if I had ever been checked for arthritis or lupus, to which the answer is no. She then started a physical exam and started pushing on me in various places (learned afterwards that she was checking pressure points) and she told me that she thinks I have fibromyalgia. She ordered lab work and is checking for various other things to rule them out, such as lupus and arthritis, but she is thinking fibromyalgia. I briefly looked at fibro information on the web tonight (too tired to go in depth) and what I read sounded very familiar to what I have lived for several years now. So....she wants me to switch to cymbalta as it seems to help with pain. I'm just looking for anyone with any experience with cymbalta. It took a long time for me to find an AD that works for me and I've been very happy - very, very happy - with lexapro; changing AD's scares me a bit. Ok. A lot. I don't want to go back to being scary depressed and I've been struggling with some issues anyway. I'd really like to figure out how to trade this body in for a better model. Mine's defective.