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Short term memory loss frustration among other things

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  • Posted By: LouAnnS
  • November 1, 2012
  • 02:58 AM

I am a 45 year old female with chronic neck pain. Almost 2 years ago I was prescribed Cymbalta for it. It worked for a while, but then my blood pressure shot up (I'm not terribly over weight and I eat healthy). Then I noticed I was having some short term memory issues. About 10 later, I weaned myself off. Talk about wicked withdraws! Anyway, a number of the side effects ended, but my short term memory is worse. I also get occasional stinging charges in my temples. They sometimes cause a headache but not much else. It is very painful, but rarely lasts longer than 20 seconds or so. Five months after coming off the med, I had to quit my job because I could not remember people I'd talk to or things we'd talk about. The stress was incredible. I have a new job that is very boring, sitting at a computer all day calling and calling. Not fun, but I thought it would be easier because it's a bit mindless (telemarketing). But, it's now effecting me there when I have to make follow up calls. My headaches are increasing but I'm told all of this is stress. I'm not buying it. Any insight? Am I missing something? I am not a big soda drinker (maybe one a week). I drink a lot of water, eat healthy, but could lose about 20lbs. I am bored and do not like my job, but why would it get worse? How does that happen? Thank you!

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