I have been on Cymbalta since April of this past year and my doc increased it from 60 mg a day to 120 mg a day. I didn't realize what side effects it could cause.
I have chills all the time. My scalp started breaking out causing me to scratch and bleed and some of them got infected. My legs got very swollen and developed blisters on my legs and toes and ankles. My toenails and fingernails started to get fungus-y. I knew something was wrong with me but I never thought it was Cymbalta. I just Googled the side effects and I couldn't believe how many people have the same complaints and some of the side effects could be life-threatening.
My psychiatrist took me off of Wellbutrin in April because of an apparent seizure that landed me in the hospital for four days. Wellbutrin shouldn't be given to people with head injuries as it could cause seizures. I had numerous head injuries from being a victim of domestic violence a few years ago. I was getting some relief from Wellbutrin and it was the only med that actually made some type of a difference in my depression but I can no longer be on Wellbutrin and now I can't be on Cymbalta either.
I am relieved that now I know the reason for my horribly itchy head and for my blistering peeling feet, arms and legs. I was on Cymbalta back in 2008 and I didn't get any relief at all but I thought I would try it again since I had to come off of the Wellbutrin.
So now I am just on Ritalin and Xanax and I am not sure what antidepressant my doctor will put me on next as I have been resistant to every one I have ever been on in my life. Hopefully, the situations that are making me so depressed and upset will improve and then the depression will improve as well. That is what my doctor said would happen. It's just a waiting game for now, still, I should say.
Anyway, anyone else on Cymbalta and having either good results or experiencing any side effects? I want to go back on Wellbutrin but it can cause seizures in head injury patients so my doc won't put me on it again.
Maybe I will start to feel a little better soon. I kept having chills and my head is so itchy and feeling as though I have a billion bugs digging into my scalp and crawling all over my head. Then when I scratch it only gets worse and infected.
Thanks for listening.