I've been taking Cymbalta, 60mg twice a day, for almost a year now. I finally was cleared to have a SCS implanted in April and was ecstatic! Imagine my disdain when I was told I could not have surgery because my platelets were ever so slightly below what is required for surgery. At the time the count was 115/116. Apparently the minimum allowed was literally 1-2 points higher. I had them checked again a week or so ago and they're now at 110. I'm waiting to get an appointment with a hematologist, but after waiting more than a month I've started doing my own research (my PM said they'd "look into it" for me but of course that has been long forgotten).
Aside from this possible side-effect, I've had it with the PROFUSE night time sweating, inability to think/remember and dips in moood. I have asked my PM to taper me off it but they won't prescribe 30mg capsules until I get an appointment. And, you guessed it, I still haven't gotten an appointment. So, I'm tapering on my own, down to 1 60 mg tablet a day. I went through withdrawal all Memorial Day weekend, but am feeling much better. The headaches and runny nose are subsiding and I'm feeling better.
Has anyone else experienced a drop in platelets and/or red blood cells while taking Cymbalta? I'm pretty desperate to find out why the hell my blood count is off. It's so hard to be told you'll finally get a life-changing procedure done, only to be denied it based on a legal technicality.
Any insight is much appreciated. Thx