Whenever I exert myself or eat hot food & even while I sleep I sweat especially my head! It may be from cymbalta or morphine sulfater E R does anyone know what causes it or how to stop it?
The Morphine Er is your likely culprit. Sweating is due to the histamine response triggered by the opioid. Sometimes taking an antihistamine helps. I do this too (I take long acting oxycodone and I think oxycodone is even worse for sweating as I have been on morphine before too, and it is not quite as bad but still bad enough) I sweat like a racehorse even in the dead of Winter. Even just getting a shower, fixing my hair and putting on makeup is a challenge because I sweat from my head so much my hair gets as wet as if I just got out of the shower and my make up pours off as fast as I put it on so I know how frustrating this is. I try to take a non-drowsy antihistamine before I have to go somewhere and it helps the sweating a bit but it doesnt stop it. Sometimes lowering your morphine dose helps, if you can manage it. It is definitely one of the more unpleasant side effects of taking opioid medications.
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