Cymbalta and vision problems

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Well, my family tells me now I'm laid back to a fault. I don't get excited about anything at all. So, no, there is no anxiety. Perhaps the weight gain comes from me not feeling to need to do anything about it LOL.
I was told to be off of the meds because I felt clumsy, memory problems and spacey before while on Cymbalta. Now, it seems to of intensified. My Rheumatologist is testing me for possible MS as these new symptoms appear and others that I have. Sometimes when staring at the TV or computer screen my eyes feel like they jump and I get a dizzy disoriented feeling come over me and my head feels fuzzy. Does anyone else experience or have had experienced those symptoms before?
I am 14 and have fibromyalgia and JIA and epilepsy I was put on Cymbalta to help my Fibromyalgia and it seemed to help for awhile but now just recently I have been having complete incontinence with my bladder and bowls and my body has been retaining urine its been going on for 4 weeks nonstop and I am now in depend dippers and that's really rough.
Has any one heard of or experienced being on Cymbalta and/or Neurontin and where the side effects suddenly became MS like symptoms after being on them for a year?
I was told this was my depression resurfacing and had to be on new meds. I was put on Xanax XR for the anxiety and Cymbalta for all the pain I was experiencing and my depression. With in two weeks I was feeling great again. This time, the only side effect I had, almost immediately, was being very lethargic in the mornings and that is from the Xanax XR (because I take it at night).
I took Cymbalta for 4 yrs and finally just got off of it. While Cymbalta did help manage both my depression and muscle pain, the side effects were what i hated about it. I never had digestion problems from it, but my stomach hurt constantly and my appetite disappeared. Eating became a chore and if i got distracted with school/work responsibilities, i would forget to eat, sometimes for 2 days. I also developed hyperhydrosis and always had a chemical/metalic taste in my mouth.
as a result of their MS? Could this be something else? Could I have had ON in the past and these vision problems are just pseudo flare ups? UGH...this is frustrating. I am trying to come to grips with all of these limitations.
I stuck with it for 3 months, until it was decided by my doctor, that the side effects I was having were too great for me to continue. The swelling in my legs, reduced urine output and vision problems were too great for me to overcome with giving the drug some time. My body just would not adjust. I totally understand why you are worried about continuing the drug. This is definitely something I hope you are reporting to your doctor.
30 am. I am currently taking Cymbalta for nerve pain from fibro,spinal problems, and leg neuropathy. I'm not sure if it's helping, been on it since June. I have been having severe dry eyes this summer, which is listed as a side effect. I see my PCP next Wed, am going to ask about discontinuing it, have to taper off. I have tried Lyrica twice. For me, it was wonderful. It started working in 2-3 days. I could do activities I hadn't done in several years.
I then went to a more progressive ENT in 2005 who did an ethmoidectomy (removed the sinuses from between my eyes)and I really thought my problems were over. My pain and pressure were completely gone and I felt great. Until.....the beginning of the year I started having sinus infection problems with dizzyness and feeling totally lousey. A week and a half ago I was on my 3rd sinus infection when I finally went to a friend who is a Nurse Practitioner and had her culture my sinuses.
I tried Lexapro right before Cymbalta (about 2 years ago) and it made me ill and depressed and very shaky all of the time. I wasn't on it but for about 3 weeks.
Also I must mention that I have sinus and allergy problems and am seeing an ENT doc and she has me on Allerx which seems to help. Like I said I notice that we all have similarities in symptoms and I know Ive said a lot, but let's all follow up with our doc and try and stay positive and not think the absolute worst I have a strange feeling that we all are experiencing physical systoms of ANXIETY but I will keep you posted on my results lets just pray that all is well!
This usually presents with widespread myalgia and arthralgia, headaches, chronic mental and physical exhaustion, cognitive difficulties, concentration difficulty and memory problems. Then you also need to investigate other causes of brain fog like liver dysfunction (get liver enzymes done—liver function test), kidney dysfunction (get kidney function test done), and anemia. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Hope this helps.
I've had the same problem for 2 years and I'm 38. I first noticed it while walking were it fealt like someone was pushing me down and I would lose balance and have to stop. Driving was worse as I would feel like I was going to pass out and my eyes couldn't focus on the road but kept darting to the left. I went in as they thought I was having a stroke. EKG and MRI showed no problems. All my blood work and pressure are normal.
SEE A NEUROLOGISTS TO GET MEDS FOR YOUR MIGRAINS, THEY WON'T GO AWAY. I AM ON CYMBALTA WHICH CONTROLS PAIN AND DEPRESSION. I ALSO AM ON NARCOTICS AND MUSCLE RELAXERS. THEY SEEM TO HELP BUT I HAVE LOST ALL THE CARTLIDGE IN MY FACE AND HAVE A HURNIATED DISC IN THE JAW. I AM DISABLED DUE TO THIS PROBLEM. YOU NEED A TMJD MRI TO PROVE ANYTHING. HOPE YOU HAVE GOOD INSURANCE.
Also have your eyes checked by an eye doctor just to rule out eye problems(they can also tell if you have diabetes and other problems by looking into your eyes) You may also want to see an ENT for your sinus and or an alergist. But I think that you may have Fibromyalgia and thyroid problems(Certain thyroid tests come back normal if you also have FMS) Fms cause all the symptoms you wrote and then some. Good luck with your search and I hope you feel better soon.
Well, my husband's Dr may have found a combination of meds that ward off his pain and resulting vision issues (tinnitis is still there)..He is on 30 mg of Cymbalta and 30 mg of amitriptyline (sp?)...We are crossing our fingers!
The issue of ongoing problems after successful tx (and unsuccessful tx, for that matter) seems to be of interest to many on the forum, and ranges from problems with depression, joint pain, rib and mid-body pains, erectile dysfunction, thyroid issues,eye problems,and you name it, etc. My current problem, which has really flared up in the last two months, is intense rib and spinal pain, ranging from the hips (mostly right side) to mid-back, shoulder blade and ribcage (again mostly right side).
Someone please help me!! I have anxiety and was put on cymbalta xr 60 milligrams when I was 18... I took them until I was 22 (almost 23). About a month after being off of them, I got this "out of it" feeling, and it has continued to get worse. It has officially been going on for a year now and it is killing me. I can still function, but I don't know how. It's like I'm pretending all the time. My eyes are SO blurry its like i can't focus. The feel almost shaky.
I often experience dizziness and vertigo sensations (and occasionally blurred vision) as well. Has anyone heard of or experienced anything like this? I'm only 18 and I just have no clue why this is happening! The pains happen totally at random with no discrimination of where. It is interfering with my daily activities and distracting in class. I have had every test that my doctor and neurologist can think of for these symptoms... please help!
This is only after 2 days of working out (just started occurring Monday, Nov. 16) I do not have any weakness, balance issues, vision problems, I occasionally loose my words now more than I did in the past (result of having two children?!) but it’s nothing others seem to notice. I have sinus ‘issues’, congestion, pressure headaches that are present more often than not.
but the radiologists have chosen to call it normal due to my age and the extreme migraines that I get. I started suffering visual problems and illness that night of the exposure and my symptoms, unbelievably, have never totally resolved. My 1998 MRI of the spinal cord was normal.
deviation of eyeball [wandering or lazy eye], drooping eyelid), stroke, abnormal brain waves or seizures, sleep disorders, cognitive changes (memory problems, difficulty in word finding, confusion, decreased concentration, problems with numbers) and, behavioral changes (depression, personality changes). EYES Vision changes, including blindness, retinal damage, optic atrophy, red eye, conjunctivitis, "spots" before eyes, inflammation of various parts of the eye, pain, double vision.
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I have all the pain pressure points and patches of hypersensitive, burning skin of fibromyalgia but some of the other symptoms could be either/or. Muscle weakness, tiredness, sleep problems, diarrhea, and foggy brain. A couple of months ago I noticed my legs getting weaker. And they would shake when I tried to get up from a sitting or squatting position. Then I started to hurt all over, my appetite disappeared, and I couldn't sleep.
I feel like I am in a fog and I also have vision problems like a camera trying to focus. I don't recognize words and numbers durring my fog, I can't complete thought prossesses. I am trying to enjoy my hobby of cabinet building and for a while now I can't even comprehend how to measure and cut wood. I'll be thinking of something important I need to do and poof, it disapears out of my mind and I can't remember what I was just thinking of, a great idea just lost...
For 18 months prior to that, I had been suffering from headaches, nausea, extreme fatigue, times of just feeling woozy, and vision problems. My PC diagnosed diabetes type II and Fibromyalgia. These two things could explain everything, right? Just before last years surgury I had a horrible headache that I went to my small local hospital for pain relief. The ER docotr ordered a CT scan.
Two months ago, during a stressful period, I began having transient pain in my hands, arms, and jaw.After a few days, I noticed fasciculations in feet and calves, myoclonic jerks, and misc. twitches--all in the span of maybe 5 days. I went online, read about "twitches and ALS", and convinced myself I had ALS. I was terrified, and experienced an extreme traumatic reaction--strong anxiety, shaking all over, greatly exaggerated startle, etc.
Help! I've tried detoxing from xanex 3 times & the withdrawal is dehibilitating. here's my story: 3 times i was hospitalized in mental health/behavioral units for detox of xanax and because of no insurance was kicked out within one week. i've been on xanax for 7 years starting out with .5 mg three times a day. i built up a tolerance & abused the drug in order to get the same effect.
and my doctor said Xenical and Meridia cause really horrible bowel problems..... so Topamax was a good choice ... and as far as the aniexty is concerned and depression...I feel like a new person... I have more energy and I just can't explain it... everyone at work says...oh, did you color your hair... or did you get a makeover or something ?... have you lost weight... what's different .... I LOVE THIS DRUG !! To all of you who have never been fat and depressed ...
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