Hi all, I have been on Savella for over 2 months. I would highly suggest that you consider talking with your Doc and cutting the pills in half at first--so that the titration packet you are talking about will actually take 4 weeks, instead of 2 to work up to the 50mg dose.
For me, having fibro and being very sensitive to medications...this med was VERY hard to take the first 3 weeks. Lots of stomach upset! But I have toughed through it and it is much better. I am still sick to my stomach sometimes after I take it, but not like the dizziness and vomitting in the first 3 weeks.
I have not noticed any change in my pain level (my pain is pretty high as I am still a somewhat newly Dx). But I have noticed a huge improvement in my cognitive abilities--much more alert during the day!
I dont know how long I will stay on it, but for now the benefits outweigh even the horrible first 3 weeks...that and all the welcome weight loss! Finally a pill that doesnt make you gain weight! lol
Good luck & go slow with this drug!
lost in philly
Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, Migraines, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue
Savella, Topamax, Morphine, Percocet, Wellbutrin, Abilify, Crestor, Resoril, Loestrin, Imitrex
B12, Magnesium, Melatonin, Omega3
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