I saw my Rheumatologist today for the first time since some of my latest “symptoms” have developed. I told him about the latest Cymbalta side effects, including excessive sweating and the recent facial flushing. He said that both of those are very common side effects of Cymbalta. I also told him about the recent drowsiness and light-headed feeling I’ve been dealing with the last few weeks. I initially thought this might have been related to my forgetting to take my Cymbalta but it’s continued even after it should have resolved if that was the cause. It’s not consistent or I’d think it was an inner ear issue. In telling him about this issue today he said that also may be related to the Cymbalta.
We talked about it and decided to try lowering my dosage of Cymbalta down to 30mg. The theory is that this may still be enough to control the anxiety without the side effects. If it’s not, we’d have to decrease amount anyway before switching me to a new med, so either way this is the direction we’d need to go. We’ll try this for a few weeks and see if it makes a difference. If not, then he’s going to probably put me on Pristique.
I also mentioned to him about the Pineal Cyst and he agreed that it most likely could be the cause of the eye pain and visual issues I’ve been having. He seemed to have a decent grasp on it and also explained that it is easily operable (without being invasive) if it needs to be removed. This made me feel a lot better.