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Hi my doctor has just increased my dosage of Cymbalta from 60 mg to 90mg a day. It was originally prescribed for me for depression and works really well for that. She thinks that by increasing it that it might help my fibro. I can't say it has I have been taking it now for 7 days. What it has done in made me sweat even more than normal. Has anyone had any experience here with Cymbalta. I am thinking I might just go back to the 60 mg.
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I have. It was prescribed for Fibro. At first it appeared to work but after a good go, it did nothing. I seem to have developed a sensitivity to such-like meds, such as headaches, nausea, sweating, and anxiety like symptoms. Living with Fibro can be challenging enough but adding other med side affects exacerbates my discomfort. It's only been a week, perhaps give it more time? What did your Dr say about the length of time to see how the increased dosage may help?
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I am supposed to see her in 3 weeks. She also changed a hormone replacement tablet I have been taking for about 10 years, she has prescribed a different medication for HRT. these last 2 days have depleted me, I can get one thing done and am exhausted. But I need to keep on keeping on. I am feeling absolutely empty inside.
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Yikes, 3 weeks is a long time. Your hormones may be given a run for the money with the doseage change. If you continue to feel this way perhaps dial it down? Only you can say but I urge you to keep an eye on how you're feeling and the role the higher med doseage may play.
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I understand when you say the sweating. It can be excessive and sudden! Remember when you first started Cymbalta, and the first week the med was different than it was on a regular day? Patients complain of excessive sleeping, yawning, moodiness etc. in the first month or so of this drug. I would take into consideration of at least 3 months of a trial run with the new dosage. Give it time. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Thanks Christen, I decided to stop taking it as it's the end of summer here and very humid and just couldn't cope. I saw my GP yesterday after having a brain scan which was all ok and she has referred me to a specialist physician to see what's happening with all the symptoms I have at the moment. I have an appt in about 5 days so hopefully might get some answers.
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Keep us posted on your tests. Hope all is okay.
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Made me sweat... that's about it. Basically useless for my FM symptoms.
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Hi Birgit,

I was on Cymbalta also.I experienced all that horrible sweating too.
I was on 60 mg and the dr wanted to increase it to 90mg.
I decided not to, only because it wasn't helping my Fibromyalgia much.

I switched to Savella and I saw a small improvement in energy over Cymbalta. So that was my decision.

I feel like I'm able to walk around more and
motivated too. Savella also has a side affect of sweating, but of experience less the longer Im on it.

It's so hard because each of us have our reasons and feelings to make certain choices.But advice from everyone is great!

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As much as sweating is an annoying symptom, I would take that over some other side effects!
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I had terrible sweating on Cymbalta. Along with: weight gain, 30 lbs, dizzyness, mouth ulcers, hair loss, worsening brain fog. Involentairaly jerking. Hope it works well for you though. For me......? Poison.
Please do youself a fa or and have your family monitor you. Read side effects. Oh heres one more side effect I had, Clumsey and falling. Be careful!
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Hmm this would explain the weight gain now that you mentioned this!!! And i've broken my ankle twice since being on it due to clumsiness! Glad you posted. Thanks.
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