I have recently started itching all over. The only recent change in medication is a reduction in dosage of the Cymbalta. I have read that itching is sometimes a part of fibromyalgia, but I have never been bothered with it this bad for this long a period of time.
Cymbalta may be what is causing the itching. If it hasn't been that long since you reduced your cymbalta that could be the problem? Many people that have reduced their dose has experienced itching. Some folks get relief from benadryl, epsom salt baths etc. Try googling itching remedys for itch relief.
I have been itching but I think it is from pain medication. I take Cymbalta but have not reduced it. I take 15 mg of Oxycodone HCL every four hours. Do you take pain medication? Do you have diabetes? I really believe the pain medication. I use Benadryl. Hope this help. Mary
Since your dose has been reduced then you're in effect going through a withdrawal and yes, itching can be a withdrawal symptom. You should mention it to your doctor and you could also take some Claritin or Benadryl to help with the itching sensation. Good luck!
I tool both Cymbalta and Savella (at different times) due to side effects, one of which was dreadful itching, had to stop both meds. Even my scalp itched, I wanted to rip my hair out. Once I stopped the medication, the itching stopped. It was too pervasive to use Benadryl. Good luck. Itching can be an awful thing to deal with.
I find that just before my next scheduled dose is when I start itching horribly. I wonder does this happen to you as well? I have not lowered my dose but I do have the itching. If this itching is an allergic reaction. Shouldn’t we discontinue use? I think this itching when using Cymbalta is being brushed aside by healthcare professionals.
I am experiencing the same thing. I've been itching for a while now. I didn't no that itching was part of fibro. I need to no what I can do to relieve this itching. I've tried everything. Please help.
- Cymbalta Information for Consumers
- Cymbalta Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Cymbalta (detailed)
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