Savella / Cymbalta and excessive sweating

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   Posted 2/15/2010 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Ever since I have been on these two meds I sweat like 5 women going through the change!  I sleep nude in a room that is kept at 65 degrees and I am still extremely warm.  I carry a fan with me everywhere. 
Ready to stop with all of these types of meds because this has become almost as unbearable as the fibro pain.
anyone else experiencing this?

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   Posted 2/15/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
i think one of those meds can affect the way your body regulates its temperature. Look into it some more. I would bet its savella.
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   Posted 2/15/2010 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, YES!!! I am on Cymbalta, but I didn't get the sweating until I also started taking Tramacet (and I'm still on Oxycontin as well). I've been in surgical menopause for 3 years now, and I've never had hot flashes and sweating like the type I get now. I'm having these at least 6-7 times a day...and the sweat literally rolls down my face/chest/back.

Sleeping is the worst...I sleep naked on top of the blankets, but my husband is a furnace, so as much as I love him, I can't have him touch me in bed, or the sheets would be constantly soaked. I'm going to try and find some of the "menopause" sleepwear that is supposed to wick the moisture away, but I don't think jammies like that can handle the volume of sweat.

I'm really torn, because I seem to have found a combo of meds that really help keep my pain under control, so I don't want to give that up, because of the sweating...but the sweating itself is so horrid, I don't know what I should do.

It's so hard to know what's best, isn't it?

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(plus physically unable to vomit due to Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins...a joy for blood work or IV's)
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Nortriptyline
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   Posted 2/15/2010 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I was in a clinical trial for Savella and it made me sweat like crazy. One of the side effects is sweating. The sweating got better after a few weeks but I can't tell you more because I had to stop taking it due to really increased blood pressure and heart rate.
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