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Jerking movements increasing

sotiredssotired Posts: 29
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:37 AM in Pain Medications
Hi all,
I'm having a problem with jerking movements, especially noticeable at nice because they seem to increase. I also have them during the day while sitting.
My current meds include oxycodone 4x15mg, cymbalta 90mg, ultram ER 300mg, fentanyl patch 50mg and synthroid.
Anyone have this too? It is keeping me from getting a good nights sleep. I've mentioned it to my doc and he didn't discuss it.


  • I have had them since my fusion in Dec. They got worse for a while and then settled down. Have them still but not a frequently. Think it is pain meds or something. Scares the crap out of me sometimes. Hope this makes you feel better.
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,745
    I get those too. I thought it was from the cymbalta. But I quit it and still have them. Only when I'm laying down. My Dr. didn't have much to say either. But I'm sure it's from the pain meds.
    Sometimes while napping in my zero gravity chair, They happen with such force it almost knocks me out of my chair! Scares the crap out of me!
    Good luck, Jim
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  • You cannot take an anti-depressant like Cymbalta along with Ultram. I don't know if this is the specific reason for your jerkiness, but it certainly could be. Google Serotonin Syndrome or Serotonin Response Syndrome.

    There is a thread in Medications by FancyPants, I think, that details her experience. Your symptoms may not be related to it now, but it certainly can appear later. Please consult your pharmacist about the interactions.
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