I am trying to figure out why I break out into intense sweats with minimal activity, like taking a walk. I wake up soaking wet many nights. I work in retail and simply standing for long periods of time behind the cash register I'll break into sweats like I've been lifting weights or something. I don't know if anxiety can cause that. I find my heart rate is sometimes over 100 when I haven't been exerting myself in any way. I have seen my primary doc and had my thyroid and my sugars checked and all normal. I have endometriosis and pcos and am only 28 so I don't think its menopause which is what most people think of first when I say I'm burning up and sweat uncontrollably. I've ruled out other meds I take because this has been happening since before I started them. I think it may have been going on since I started cymbalta 2 years ago. Anyone else experience this or have any opinions about what might be going on? After taking a shower I usually can't stop sweating long enough to put my clothes on or makeup without have to continually towel off. Worries me...
23 Dec 2011
Hello anjeegyrl. Excessive sweating is considered to be a severe, serious side effect of taking Cymbalta. You really should mention this to your doctor. I can't understand how your primary doctor didn't pick up on this. You might phone your pharmacist, or another doctors office to confirm or get thier opinion on your question. Do ake care and best of wishes to you, pledge
23 Dec 2011
Excessive sweating is unfortunately a side effect of many antidepressants and really nothing to worry about, just an annoyance. You could have an hormonal imbalance as well which normal blood work wouldn't pick up on. You could discuss the hormonal imbalance with the gynecologist that is tending to the endometriosis. She/he can do the blood work to determine if it is hormonal.
23 Dec 2011
Hi anjeegyrl! Welcome to Drugs.com!
I presently take Cymbalta 120 mg daily for chronic pain. I am menopausal, however, I do have sweating which is likely from this medication. I consider it as an annoyance that I can live with. It is similar to menopausal hot flashes but slightly different. My other hot flashes were like waves that came rolling in & then out. My Cymbalta sweating doesn't "roll in" but seems more constant & at an even level. By the way, anjeegyrl, I'm 55 years old & have been menopausal for at least 4 years.
All the best to you!
from Wendy :)
22 Jul 2012
Yes,yes, yes... it is sooooo miserable!!! Wet almost constantly unless sitting very still..even happens sometimes when I'm only doing that!!! Can't perform any activity without being drenched and it is very excessive. I'm on 60mg a day for my diabetic neuropathy and it helps that alot..I hardly leave the apartrment in this hot weather and never without cold water, paper towels and personal fan around my neck... I'm so tired of the side effects, but don't know if there is another answer that really helps. My doctor doesn't think so!!
24 Dec 2011
I have had no ovaries for 31/2 years. Most of the menopausal symptoms had gone away. Since I started Cymbalta I have notice I sweat more again. I mentioned it to my doctor but did not seem to concerned. Probably think is menopausal. But I can live with the side effect for now. I think I will mention this side effect next time. Maybe you need to cut the Cymbalta dose down to cut down on some of the side effects. I would agree you need to talk to your docto.
25 Jul 2013
i sweat like that too and its from the cymbalta i can be sitting and break out in this sweat like I've ran a 5k marathon and now i have bacterial infections from the excessive sweating i drink tons of water bathe regularly but nothing helps right now its 75 outside with a wonderful breeze and im in a closed apartment with the air on bc i don't dare clean my house with out the air on i cant ill pass out and i feel bad too bc i cant hold my daughter sometimes bc im just too hot and too sweaty i cant stand it
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