As opposed to the Lyrica and Neurontin, which each gave me terrible brain fog, fuzzy vision, memory lapses, and all day sleepiness, Cymbalta keeps me more sharp, clear and focused. Yes, I still yawn a lot, but once I got used to it (after about a month) I stopped falling asleep in boring meetings. Well, mostly. haha
I can't tolerate the cold any longer, that really ramps up the pain. I have business trips to cold locales during the winter, so that's a problem. The rest of the year I'm in the South so it's ok.