Alright, I dont have ground breaking news...yet!...But I am still more optimistic 1 week into Savella than I was on Cymbalta or Lyrica (both did nothing for me).
One word of caution though...When they start you on Savella, they give you a packet with little pills to pop out and take. It's supposed to be a gradual increase. It doesnt feel gradual! I had to go back to my rhuemy and tell her I was dizzy, nauseated and had diarrhea---so we are now cutting the pills in half. Wish I started that way!!!
This is a whopper of a drug! Not for the faint at heart!!! The side affects are intense. Be prepared for 24 hours of head spinning, eye- crossing dizziness, stomach cramps, some vomiting and loose stools. I have lost 6 pounds (from lack of appetite etc) in one week! I have plenty to loose so I wasnt too worried about
it but I am hoping that these side affects will end soon!
My rheumy says to give it a full month before I say whether I see improvements or not but she had alot of hope for it helping with my cognitive issues, which I am most excited about
Anyone else taking this new drug??
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Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, Migraines, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue
Savella, Topamax, Morphine, Percocet, Wellbutrin, Abilify, Crestor, Resoril, Loestrin, Imitrex
B12, Magnesium, Melatonin, Omega3
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