You're right, Cymbalta probably wasn't the right med for you at the time, as depression wasn't a chronic debilitating problem. Neurontin or Lyrica would have been much more appropriate for you nerve pain, as would have certain exercises and stretches that might have relaxed the source of the pain. It's also not the best anxiety treatment, as it's actually quite a stimulating med. It is approved for certain pain control, but like Lyrica, it doesn't solve the problem, it just makes you not care about it as much, but much more indirectly than Lyrica. But this is a very difficult class of medication to stop using, and you've been on it for a long time, so this is something you need to do as slowly as you need to. You won't know how difficult it will be until you start a taper off of it -- you don't do this drug quickly, that's asking for a lot of possible trouble -- and if it goes easily, you're home free. If it goes moderately, you might have a bit of trouble for a couple of weeks. If it goes badly, it might take a long time to quit. Just be prepared to do it at a pace that suits you and don't let your doctor push you to some preset schedule. Psychiatrists generally are a lot better at this than regular docs, though that's not universally true. You can tell by how individually they treat you. Good luck.