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How does an antidepressant like Cymbalta treat FM?

Expert:   Betty Keller, MD, FACR, Board Certified Internal Medicine & Rheumatology »

Curious as to how antidepressants can treat fibromyalgia symptoms? Watch this to find out!

Transcript: The antidepressant Cymbalta is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, or SNRI. It is known to increase levels of those two brain chemicals, called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters help control and suppress pain. Researchers think the increased levels of available serotonin and norepinephrine help reduce painful nerve signals associated with fibromyalgia. More »

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