sometimes people who are placed on cymbalta have diagnoses either psychological or physiological which may cause tachycardia or palpitations , so it may not be the medication which is truly causing the symptom.
I initially had a bunch of side effects when I first started on it. Nausea was a big one, headaches, dry mouth, dizziness and extreme exhaustion. I played around with the "when" I take it because I had no way to play with the dose. The heart palpitations are new though and I just increased the my dose which is why I figured it was just another side effect. The others have calmed down. I will check with my GP when I see him on Thursday because I am not a heavy caffeine consumer and I don't have a history of heart issues. Thanks for the answer back,
Well today was interesting. I went to talk to my doctor about my return to work schedule and to check up with him about my meds. I mentioned the rapid heart beats and he sent me straight to an RN to get an ECG done. I was not allowed to leave until he saw the report. I met with him and he said I was good to go for tonight, but I have to come back on Monday to get outfitted with a halter monitor which I have to wear at all times for 2 days. I don't know why, but I am really scared about this now. Family history with women and heart issues is not good and I have been completely fine up until now. I mean I almost went through my mid lift crisis when I turned 35 because my mom's mom died of 3 massive cardiac events at 34 years old. Doctor also decided that I will take the Cymbalta at half doses two times a day in stead of once at the full amount. This is in the hopes that I will not get such a sudden and sharp pique. Fingers crossed I guess. Finding it hard not to go to the dark and scary place in my mind. Trying really hard to stay positive. Having my Corgi with me is helping :)
@A MyFibroTeam Member With regards to the dry mouth I get what you mean about having trouble with conversations. I had to give a presentation to the president of my company and it felt like my lips were sticking to my teeth. Water is really the best option, a close second for me was actually fruit and fruit products. Oranges, Bananas, Berries, Watermelon and even grapes were great at helping me curb the dryness. I also found that if I took my pill with apple sauce or yoghurt instead of a drink it helped as well. Not sure why, but it did. I usually only get it bad now if I have to take a pill at the office. It is very dry and dusty and that tends to magnify everything. You probably notice in the winter it is a little worse than in the summer because of the dry heat used in houses (at least here it is horrendous) If you have a humidifier it may help too during the night.
Hope this helps,
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