I have been in the study in Vista California since November 2004. I am horrified that I might not be able to get the drug after December when I have completed the study I am in at present. What is Cymbalta? Does it have side effects? I have several small side effects from Milnapricin, but feel they have been well worth the inconvenience; scalp itch, small breakouts on my face (like small zits), and a little (very controllable) constipation. I was walking with a cane when I got into the study. I had lost a lot of my balance, hurt all over continually, fuzzy brain, lack of sleep, severe sudden fatigue, etc. I now walk several miles, garden strenuously, and have a lot of energy. I have lost 35 lbs. because I care again and feel so well. The loss of the medication is a nightmare to me and I find myself worrying that I can't stand it to go back. Why did the drug company change their mind about keeping us on the drug until it was approved? I was told they would keep me on it and not just drop me back where I was? I know there is probably no answer, but I need to vent!