So back in October of 2015 (when I was 18) I was but on cymbalta for depression and fibromyalgia by my rheumatologist. The first two weeks I was put on 30 mg which I was fine on it. Then he wanted to bump me up to a 60mg. This made me extremely hot. And I'm not just talking about over heating due to intense physical activity; I'm talking about sweat for no reason. Sitting completely still: sweating. Waking up: sweating. Blasting air conditioning: sweating. Putting on every fan in the house: sweating. After about a month of this I decided to get off of it because I couldn't take the sweating any more. My normal doctor said to give it about two or three weeks for it to get out of my system so I remained hopeful that I would stop with the sweating. Nope. I'm still constantly over heating and I don't know what to do about it anymore. It's kind of making everyday activities annoying and it makes me want to stay inside all day. I've been off cymbalta for about five months and I now take Prozac (for depression) and I absolutely love it! But five months after cymbalta I'm still suffering from intense sweating. Does anybody have any advice? Has anybody else been through this before? How do I overcome this??
Hi mal bea-
Have you discussed your over heating with a doctor? Maybe a complete physical with lab work just to rule out any thyroid or other issues that may be causing the sweating. You may also want to see a OBGYN doc just to rule out hormonal changes. It must be hard to be sweating so much.
Hope you find an answer soon :)
Hello mal_bea, I empathize with you about overheating. I have now been dx with Fibromyalgia since 2002 and I have been through many regimens, many highs and lows with medications, and I really cannot remember when the overheating began. I cannot get dressed after a shower without ending up with sweat dripping down my face, as a matter of fact I was just thinking about putting a small fan in our bathroom. I actually sleep with a fan on my side of the bed all year long. I have a sister and 2 aunts with Fibromyalgia; I know my sister and 1 aunt suffers with the overheating also. It's a family affair. It takes time to develop the the right regimen that is going to work for a person, staying physical (but not over doing it) yoga, swimming, Pilates, walking and I find some light weight lifting classes actually help. Nutrition is another good thing (gluten free). As for the overheating, I suggest follow-up with an endocrinologist since your PCP did not offer any specific labs.
If there is anything going on with the hypothalamus, which controls body temperature, they will be able to test and treat you. Good Luck.
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