Cymbalta and irregular periods

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a few months ago I stopped taking the anti-depressant Cymbalta and lately I have tried getting back on it. When I have, it has made me nauseous. I only tried taking it a few times. My doctor told me it may be a case of withdrawal. I have also been very stressed this month about a lot of things. Here's my concern: my period is late and the month is almost over. I have had some brown discharge at random times this month, but I often get that.
Finally saw my doctor and she diagnosed the fibromyalgia right away. She gave me Cymbalta and ordered a whole slew of blood tests including TSH and free T4. Well the TSH came back >0.01 and the T4 was 2.7 (normal range 0.8-1.5). Surprised my Dr. She gave me methimazole, 5 mg a day, ordered a T3 test, and gave me a referral to an endo. T3 came back 390 (normal 58-159). Mr. endo man upped my methimazole to 10 mg per day after diagnosing me with Grave's Disease.
4 months post baby - hair began falling out at alarming rate, could hardly get out of bed yet could not sleep, periods were HEAVY, edema and swollen neck, wheezing and coughing. Saw ENT and found out I had Hypothyroid.. Recently saw an endocrinologist and he says it is Hashimotos which is autoimmune thyroid. I am only on 50 mcg Levothyroxine(Synthroid). Hypo symptoms have improved but the arth. is so so so so bad!!!! He put me on Cymbalta and it made me sweat like a dog!!!
My fingers and face was swollen with water. My periods would last sometimes the entire month and were super heavy. I tried several different pills and nothing stopped it. Immediately when starting Yaz I stopped bleeding. I peed for like 4 days straight and lost all the water weight. I also get migraines with my period, and Yaz hasnt seemed to help them at all. The first 3 weeks I had horrid migraine. The most noticable change though is that I am extremely emotional.
So then my doctor started me on Metformin about a month or so ago , I also had irregular periods, now I can sy that my periods are normal, but I don't really know if it made me loose any weight, but yesterday I was at a family members house and she said it looked like I was droping some lbs. I can sort of notice a little change like my clothes are not as snug but I have not got the courage to step on the scale yet.
And when I'm sitting for short periods of time, they fall asleep quickly and I have to get up and move around. Elevating them when they're swollen and purplish after exercise helps. I've had concerns that this is just really bad circulation possibly stemming from some sort of heart problem ... blood seems to pool in my feet or have trouble getting there at all (in certain sitting positions); when I raise my arms, I can feel the blood quickly draining out.
I also feel depressed all the time and I have horrible muscle pain and body aches. I can be perfectly fine one day and the next day I wake up and my whole body aches for weeks. It's so bad I feel like I've been run over by an 18 wheeler truck. It's so bad that I can barely move and I'm miserable. Then it will suddenly go away just as quickly and mysteriously as it came on. I also can't do anything physical now without getting severe muscle pain.
I was put on Cymbalta and only took it for about 2 weeks and then found out I was pregnant. #1. While I took it 30mg... It worked. #2. I dindt take it long enouhg to fully see its potential but I liked it. #3. coming off of it is hard. I stopped taking it without telling my pcp and that was a bad move. I was SOOOOOOOOOOO DIZZY so doctors say to come off u have to do it gradually. I am thinking of going back on it after I have my baby...well see. Good luck.
Hi, I have been reading your posts and have just a few thoughts and insights to maybe offer you. I had a "neurological event" that started in January that includes burning, tingling, tremors, buzzing, electrical zaps, and twitching that occured (spread?) from my left hand-arm to my right hand-arm then to my right leg and foot then left leg and foot then abd, back and finally head and tongue and face. I have had 3 MRI's (neg-not a spot) of brain, c-spine, t-spine.
lymphocytoma, which is a benign nodule or tumor, and acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans (ACA) which is discoloration/degeneration usually of the hands or feet. HEART and BLOOD VESSELS Irregular beats, heart block, myocarditis, chest pain, vasculitis. (I do have irredgular heart beats) JOINTS Pain - intermittent or chronic, usually not symmetrical; sometimes swelling; TMJ-like pain in jaw. (have all of the above) LIVER Mild liver function abnormalities.
2 years ago when it started it was the worse as I had left chest aches, left arm and hand pain, irregular heart beat, extreme fear, and dizzingness especially for a few days following a few Korean or Chinese beers which are undoubtebly full of bad chemicals. Funny thing, I learned I get this from Asian beers, but not from German and microbrew beers. I'm not a hardcore alcoholic, but I like to enjoy a 6 pack once a week such as on Friday night or the night before a holiday off work.
(again, i get random stabbing pains all over me, I am weak, I have slightly irregular feet and I have been diagnosed with Charcot Marie Tooth disease)
plastic surgery in July (breast reduction and tummy tuck; high blood pressure and I am hypoglecemic. My PCP states he heard something in my neck and has ordered a Caritoid Ultrasound but I am concern that this is not my problem and it is something we are missing. I am having a low grade headache;some low grade burred vision; dizziness when turning over in the bed and some facial pain behind my eyes. Please tell me if we should be looking at other things.
I went from dr to dr and test to test and nothing. I an on cymbalta and it does help alot with muscle spasms and the floaty feeling in my head and vision my sholders still hurt alot and hips and low back and knees but it helps to survive I could take other meds but I dont want to be doped up it is very frustrating. I was disgnosed by a reumotoligist.
I'm also overweight (5'6 and 189lbs), and have PCOS (diagnosed 1 yr ago). My periods have always been extremely irregular, but never problematic, i.e. pms symptoms, cramps, etc. Actually I've never had cramps (uterine cramps, "up front") and only ever had slight lower back pain, with rare occasions of extreme lower back pain. Also only on rare occasions has the flow been extremely heavy to the point of interfering with daily activity, most of the time it's been "normal".
The sensation is as if my head and neck are throbbing with pressure and I have to stop walking or slow down and stop and stand still for a minute or so to make the sensation stop. Sounds are muffled in rhythm with the pulsations and I sometimes feel as if I will pass out, but never have. There is no pain. I have been checked throughly by my GP, a cardiologist, and an electrophysiologist and none of them could find a cause.
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?
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).
Lately, probably 6months, when I am idle for brief periods of time, upon standing and trying to walk again, the muscles in both legs are STIFF. After walking for a little bit, they get a little better. If someone were to ask me how my legs feel, I'd say they are tired pretty much all the time. A lot of these posts sound very similar, although everyone mentions the calves.....does anyone experience this in their thighs as well?
At any exertion, sweat would pour from his head and the rest of his body and he would continue sweating for a long time afterwards. Heartburn and acid reflux, especially at night. Flushing in the face, without apparent reason. His doctor diagnosed him with depression. Against his grain, he agreed to try different anti-depressants but things kept getting worse. Apart from all of the other symptoms, he started having some episodes that his doctor described as panic attacks.
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.
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Gas, diarrhea, everything. Also, I have pretty bad anxiety and OCD. I was on cymbalta but had to go off of it for my sleep study and the withdrawals were so terrible that I just cannot go back on it. I am going to try to find an alternative as soon as I can see my doctor, but I don't have insurance right now. I've been worrying so much that it is severely interfering with my school work. I just google my symptoms and convince myself that I have cancer all day long and cannot stop worrying.
I am being treated at a local pain management clinic with flexeril, cymbalta, an anti-inflamatory, trazadone to help me sleep, and percocet 7.5 for pain. Injections in my back and neck failed. I also underwent RFNA (basically had the nerves to the affected areas burned), this procedure also failed. The clinic I attend, as do most clinics, require regular urine screens to assure that the meds are being taken properly.
like feeling and swelling, constant constipation, chest area cartilage popping (very uncomfortable - freaky feeling, but not necessarily painful). Heavy Menstrual pain and Bleeding - and irregular periods. And a few other odds and ends (LOL - ok - yeah I know that's a lot - but it's what is happening.
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IBS Difficulty Swallowing Depression Fatigue Insomnia (my body is tired, but my mind is still racing) Additionally, though not of immediate concern unless it happens to help, I have had heavy and irregular periods my whole life. As such, I frequently have low iron but take supplements so its high enough to donate blood, so that's likely not contributing to my vertigo either. Any advice at all is greatly appreciated.
I have tried a number of natural herbal remedies and anti-depressansts. ND/NS types (i.e. Cymbalta and wellbutrin) have helped. But what about Hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid issues or testosterone/estrogen imbalance or adrenals? I'd appreciate any guidance you have to offer. I was laid off sveral months ago, so I am without insurance. So, I can't just delve into a search for a doctor who can help without some guidance. I am in Atlanta, GA. Any help would be appreciated.
I then gained a hundred pounds and really wanted to die. I became sick and began to have bad physical problems including irregular periods and heavy bleeding/cysts, and back/feet pain severe so with the pains I quit my job. (probably from the severe weight gain) I am 25 and VERY pretty until I gained weight. I had a brand new 2005 Acura RSX and I lost it in 2006 when I lost my job from physical problems so I lost my car. My mom had to get on disability and she lost a lot.
Hello Ladies, I am 28 years old, and have always had irregular periods. I have visited many many doctors and they always tell me the same thing: everything looks fine, just go on the pill to regulate your flow. I never wanted to, but after the last few periods being severely heavy, I finally gave in and got my prescription filled (around the begining of February), but I have not started them as yet since the instructions state that it should be taken on the first day of your cycle.
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