Cymbalta and grapefruit juice

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My husband also takes Seroquel and he eats/doesn't eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice on and off. He's never had a problem. Then again, he rarely experiences side effects from anything... On occasion (maybe 2x a year), I've had 1/2 a grapefruit very late in the day - like a late dessert - so that as soon as the dizziness and sleepiness start, I can go to bed and they wear off while I sleep. I really miss my grapefruit...
Some anti-depressants and a few others don't do well with grapefruit. I am taking Cymbalta and we'll just see what happens. It wasn't listed and my doctor said it would be ok. We will see. If I understood correctly, grapefruit will enhance or build up the drugs in your blood. So, if your on high blood pressure meds for instance, it could cause it to go down too much. If your on a high dose of anti dep. you could get too much. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
I don't think there is a problem with taking Cymbalta and eating grapefruit. Read the medication leaflet that you received with the medication. You can always ask your pharmacist as well.
Sometimes I sit in our jacuzzi or on the deck watching nature with a fresh glass of juice. (On a personal note avoid grapefruit juice as it can interact with medications. I once forgot that and relearned it the hard way.) Other times I find a hot bubble bath followed by a heating pad and a good movie will make me feel better. I visited the zoo last week while my mom was in a large city hospital with a serious operation.
I have been checked out by Neuro, ENT and GP and NOTHING. I'm wondering if I have TMJ but I don't know. Here are my symptoms... Right ear pain Right ear fullness/ringing Pain behind right eye spot headaches on right side grinding teeth at night stiff neck - going into my shoulders I had an MRI/MRA back in Oct and all it showed was chronic sinusitis which I am being treated for by my ENT however he knows the pain is not coming from my ear. I am worried. Could this be an aneursym?
I am 42 suffer from depression and have Hashimoto Thyroiditis. I am on synthroid, lamictal, cymbalta, and wellbutrin. I have been on these for at least 2 years. Thyroid was re-tested and is fine. Help. I am getting severe headaches, joint pain, lower back pain, and belly pain. I believe that is all from the constipation. It is not normal not go to the bathroom. I have to manually help my self go every time. I need help.
However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
I have talked to the neurosurgeon who did the surgery and he shrugged his shoulders and said I have no idea and sent me back to my neurologist. He gave me a series of injections in both shoulders and the pain stopped for a couple days but then came right back. Then we tried message therapy, it helps but only for a short period. And I have tried changing my pillows on my bed and sleeping in different positions and nothing seems to help for long term. What can I do?
I think everything is over and I clean up. I walk out of the toilet and in about 2 minutes time the stomach cramp and the fainting sensation comes back (I've fainted only once to date from this and was out for about 15-20 minutes). 6. When I get back to the toilet I have a really violent Diarrhoea episode in pure liquid state.
The only warning I know of is grapefruit and grapefruit juice. The increase the blood plasma of Buspar (thank you, Wikipedia!) with the bad luck you had with the other meds, it sure is worth a try. Keep us posted!
I have been to about 30 doctors- including ENT's allergists, neurologists, chiropracters, opthamologists. psychologists, dentists and everything else u can think of. All CT scans, MRI of brain and blood work keep coming back clean and ok. Nothing I try seems to work. There was a period of time about 3 and a half years ago that the symptoms lifted for about 4 months and then it returned full force.
Got on 90mg of cymbalta and one norco 10 every 6 hrs, and it works better than the methadone. Hang in there though, it doesn't happen overnight, it can take upto 2-3 months for the cymbalta to start working right. You also have to be honest with yourself and your doctor and do some deep soul searching. Honestly, if you are at this point, as I was, you are addicted to the High and you are missing it. That is part of the evil that comes with narcotic pain meds.
Your dosage for Riba is 8 am, no anatacids or laxatives until after 10 am, or taken prior to 6 am. Grapefruits and grapefruit juice is a no-no on treatment. Also, vitamins w/calcium and/or fiber supplements need to be taken outside of the 2 hr window as well. At least this is what I've been told by my doctors. I think it's because it can affect the absorption of the meds.
It works incredibly well with bacterial and viral infections, and some but not all fungal infections. The Flip-Turn is the original, and still the best Sinus Flush. WARNING! DISCLAIMER! The technique in this manual involves bending over in a hot shower. Obviously, if you bend over in a shower, there is a slight possibility that you can get dizzy and fall down. You could possibly hit your head, get knocked out, or break something.
Please make yourself at home and snuggle down. It will be a bit bumpy, but worth it!
but it was only raw juices and teas and the night of the flush, olive oil and lemon juice. The other things I know to look out for are parasites and polyps/tumors. Have them test them for each. By the way, I believe there are 4 different types of gall stones as there are kidney stones. You will need a natural laboratory if your regular physician wont test for that. BUT they should freely test for parasites and polyps/tumor/ or carcinogens.
And I'm wondering if tramadol is stronger, the information I've found on this drug conflicts and I'm just wondering if you could tell me if tramadol would be stronger than the drug i'm currently using and wether it is adictive. And what type of drug is it, the only type of drug which helps my pain are narcotics nothing else does anything.
I've had about every test you can imagine ran and they come up with nothing. There has got to be a reason for this pain and someway to manage it. Are you presently taking any meds for this condition? Thanks again, I'm sorry you have the same problem but I'm glad to know that someone else knows what I'm going through and understands.
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