Hi all, I was just having such a hard time being motivated for a long while and had ADD type symptoms, where I was jumping from one thing to another and not concentrating (I always have this tendency even before I was sick), but got worse over the years since sick. Overall I have been on the improvement this last year (going into a more remission state), but I sort of lacked any motivation, and concentration and would get bouts of fatigued/punched in the face feeling. Probably because I can't sleep. I just thought maybe it could be also undiagnosed with chronic fatigue/fibro symptoms going into a more low-grade type, so I went to the psychiatrist and was put on Dex (it was hard to know if it was CFS coursing it or past ADD issues) which was horrible for me, terrible anxiety and then I would crash after a few days on it and give me migraines. I thought it was worth a shot though, because me being unmotivated doesn't help much, so at that point I was like desperate to give things a try and I when I was younger I had thought I had ADD and I ticked a lot of the question boxes (again could be CFS or depression acting lsymptoms symtoms). Anyway, I after that experience I wondered if maybe I was a little depressed or anxiety was making me lack motivation and concentration, so I was put on Cymbalta. I read it can help with fibro/CFS symptoms too. Anyway, I have to say I have been on about two weeks 30mg and I think I have noticed an improvement. I noticed I have more energy and being able to spend the whole day organising a house without getting too tired and subsequent days I don't crash. Usually, when I do some housework I need to sit after 10-15 min and rest but this hasn't been the case. I am not really sure what I have. I know I have had more chronic fatigue/fibro issues in the past. Pain in fibro points, sleep issues, food intolerances (which is improving too), fatigue, heightened anxiety, aches and pains, concentration, PEM etc but I wonder if now what was left over from the aftermath it all was low-grade depression. I also now work 2 days a week (last 4 months) and it's a pretty busy/stressful job and needs lots of concentration and I don't do too badly energy wise. I was a bit scared to take it on, wondering if I would crash, but it's been four months now and doing okay. Retaining information is still hard and I do get a big brain foggy by the end of the day, but I also have terrible anxiety which makes it hard to concentrate. But yeah overall getting better and noticed Cymbalta just seems to help give me back a bit more motivation and energy. I noticed I went one day off it, and I got lots of aches and pains in my body. Wish I could get my sleep under control, Cymbalta does nothing for that. Have any of you tried Cymbalta and found it effective? I know it's not for everybody, but I just thought it was worth a try for me, as I could function better than most but the lack of motivation was just making my life pretty pointless. Because I have more energy at the moment compared to most people with CFS symptoms, my lack of motivation in some ways made it just as hard because with a little bit more energy than most, I couldn't understand why I wasn't getting motivated and you look normal to others, so others can't understand the problem either.