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Is Anyone Taking Cymbalta For Fibro ?

Is Anyone Taking Cymbalta For Fibro ?

I would like to know if anyone has similar side effects One of my absolute worse is sweating . It's bad enough I'm dealing with anxiety and stress that has been off the charts and can get me a bit overheated but I do know that a side effect is sweating a lot This is crazy !!!!

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I, too, take 120mg of Cymbalta at night. I don't believe if it is the cause of sweating for me. When I learned that one symptom of Fibromyalgia is your body being unable to regulate body temperature, I was so glad. For years, my body temperature would not match the room temperature. I am able to deal with it better now. I know when I start to sweat I need to lay down and breathe until my temperature regulates. Of course, I can't always do that and on the days when I keep going I tend to have the night sweats All of these body temperture issues for me started way before Cymbalta or the fibromyalgia diagnoses. The freezing happens when I am tired and sleepy. I can also switch from freezing to overheated in 2 minutes. Before knowing the cause, I would just say I have a broken thermostat.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

@A MyFibroTeam Member I decided to see a psychiatrist for my anxiety before I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. He put me on Cymbalta (instead of Effexor) and gradually upped the dosage to 120mg. He said he had found that Cymbalta usually doesn't affect pain until at this dose (I wanted it to help with migraines). Just something to consider as you continue to fight for your health!

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

That's a fantastic way to put it,I don't use cymbalta yet but the going from sweating to freezing happens often,mostly nights and it's not menopausal as ppl tell me,I was all done with that about 17 years ago.

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hello. I was diagnosed in August of last year with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. I have been on Cymbalta since I was diagnosed. When I first began taking it I became cranky and irritable however in about a week it subsided. I do go through periods of overheating and sweating which can make me very uncomfortable. It seems as though my body can no longer regulate my temperature but I also live in Southern Florida where it is normally very hot. :)

posted almost 5 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I sweat like crazy too ... I cool off in shower like 3-4 times a day ... if i am not in too much pain ... I don't like to get dressed cause of this symptom ... I usually use a padeo ... and just stay as cool as possible ... When I go out I wear lose summer dresses ... and take a matching scarf ... I also pack a cooler w/Frozen water and water bottles ... If I heat up too much I get ill

edited, originally posted almost 5 years ago
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