How about I was ready to spend $4,000 to get Fraxel laser done on my face because the dermatologist told me it was melasma and wouldn never go away! But it did. You are on Cymbalta too, but maybe there is something in these meds that bring this out in us? Like maybe mine had something to do with the ingredients in Effexor? And yours in Cymbalta? I mean, all of our body chemistries are different...Do you recall when you first noticed the spots on your face, Kitt? I too had to stay out of the sun or else it would get really bad and no amount of make up ever covered it up. Talk about confidence levels going down, way way down!
I think maybe this is something to keep in mind...I would love to hear from anyone else out there too that has this...if not for us people taking these meds, how would they know about all the listed side effects, right!?
Thanks for replying kitt.
P.S. Glad you are doing better!!! Was worried about you this past week!
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Posted 10/28/2007 4:43 PM (GMT -7)
I think I first noticed them with the SSRI's as before that I used a trycyclic AD. Then we started with the Lexapro, and on to the Cymbalta so it would be about 2 years right now.
Yours went away, wow, that is great. I hate the ugly spots.
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Posted 10/28/2007 4:44 PM (GMT -7)
I am going to have to watch for this---I am not taking anything for anxiety right now---but, will be--and I will keep this in mind----that would stink! I know birth control pills can do that to ya'---or so I remember them saying that way back when.......
Posted 10/28/2007 5:07 PM (GMT -7)
I take effexor 150mg, but i havent noticed any spots or anything appearing, although it may still be a side effect that hasn't been written in the booklet as you said, i will do some reaserch and let you know what i find..
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