savella / day 3

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Date Joined Mar 2010
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   Posted 7/22/2010 8:02 PM (GMT -6)   
New med to try is savella.  It is the third day of a teeny, tiny little blue pill and I can't keep my eyes open during the day.  Tomorrow I start the next dose up and I hope I don't sleep the whole day away tongue .  And I REALLY hope the tiredness goes away.  I read a lot of reviews written by past customers and quite a few said it gave them energy...................I want that energy!!!  I'm sure there will be more updates to follow
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
 ***diagnosis: high blood pressure, gastritis, fibromyalgia, hepatitis (SVR/cleared),  disc problems in neck, depression, anxiety & stress, cervical headaches, porphyria-PCT, IBS
 ***meds: metroplol 25mg, zoloft 150mg, gabapentin 300mg 3x a day zocor , (soma, fioronal, tramadol, as needed).
 ***other supps: calcium, vit D 2,000-4,000 per, milk thistle, vit C &E, acidopholos (sp?),  
CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,

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Date Joined May 2010
Total Posts : 1556
   Posted 7/22/2010 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Denise, just a thought here but maybe instead of going up on the pills you should try cutting them in half and taking only half a pill for a few days to build up the tolerance then go back to the full pill for a few more days before upping it again. You might want to check with your doctor to see if this is alright.
Wishing you lots of luck
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 4796
   Posted 7/22/2010 8:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Denise, I've never had any problems with the Savella and have been on it a year.
My rheumy gave me two 2-week triation packs so that my dosage was increased
very slowly. It took a month before I was taking 50mgs 2x daily. I think the slow
gradual increase prevented me from having any bad side effects.

Let your Doc know how you are feeling and perhaps your dosage can be slowed
down. I have found Savella to help with pain intensity. Hope it works for you!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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