Savella Dizzy Spells

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 10/20/2009 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone taking Savella and really strong dizzy spells? They last about an hour and happen about an hour after I take the meds. I'm only on the 25mg twice a day from the starter pack. I'm dreading the dose increase. This is the only side effect I have, so hopefully it subsides. Anyone have a similar story?
Fibromyalgia, Reynaud's Disease

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 10/20/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Erica, welcome to the forum!

I am taking Savella 50 mg 2x daily. Luckily I haven't had any bad side effects. First I was on Cymbalta and was having dizzy spells and nausea. We all tolerate meds differantly.

A while back there was alot of discussion about Savella. If you go to the upper right
side of page one, you can put in a search for Savella and find some of the older posts.

If you haven't already, check out fibro 101; it is the first thread on page one. It has alot
of good information.

Good luck to you. Hope you find some relief!

MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative 
 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 

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   Posted 10/20/2009 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
That's funny, I took Cymbalta and had to quit because it gave me severe dry mouth. As soon as I was done with one water bottle, I opened a new one and so on. It was awful, but I felt great! I loved Cymbalta for the pain, I just couldn't deal with the constant bathroom breaks!
Fibromyalgia, Reynaud's Disease

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   Posted 10/21/2009 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive been on Savella for 3 weeks 50 mg twice a day. No dizzy spells but really bad headaches the first week. Still having headaches,not as bad,but it is helping pain and my IBS-D(a plus I didnt plan on) Anyone have headaches?
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