I had to stop savella this weekend due to a high heart rate and it got me thinking. I knew the possible side effects of the medication before I started it so I knew what was going on. My problem was it was the weekend, I was having withdrawals without the savella and I didn't know if I could restart my Lexapro or how to restart it. I had horrible symptoms all day yesterday and today. After talking to my dr around noon today I restarted my lexapro and within about
three hours the withdrawal effects subsided. If I had developed a plan of action with my dr before this happened I could have saved myself a miserable weekend.
Some of you may already do this, but as sensitive as we all are to medications we should be prepared for side effects with our specific health conditions in mind. Next time, if there is a next time , I am going to make sure I know exactly what to do with the most common side effects of a medication!
Hope everyone else on savella is doing well and having less pain!
Fibro dx 2004, RLS, raynauds