Curious about results of Savella

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   Posted 6/8/2009 4:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Morning all!!  I was wondering if anyone taking Savella could give some information on how it is helping with their pain levels and any side effects they are seeing.

lost in philly
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 6/8/2009 5:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been on it not quite a month and I am not sure if I noticed any help with pain, although it does give you more energy (but with the pain, you are not too sure what to do with it! hahaha) and perhaps my mental cognition is sharper (better word recall, memory etc).
Savella has not helped with anxiety either but my depression is better.

The side effects are pretty bad, at least for me...maybe b/c they touch off the IBS stuff. It is VERY hard on the stomach (cramps, nausea, diarrhea, some vomiting, anorexia). For me, taking with or without food hasnt helped. I cut the pills in half and have been gradually increasing the dose even slower than they suggest to let my body get used to it. Towards week 3 the side effects get better or easier to deal with...but its no joke, Ive lost now 8 pounds in 2-3 weeks and good thing I had it to lose! hahaha I am hoping the pros out way the cons in the long run...but I am lucky to be able to stay home right now with these side effects!
lost in philly

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