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   Posted 8/27/2009 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I finally stopped taking it. 3 weeks in, no relief and horrible side effects.
I am disapointed.
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   Posted 8/27/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
So sorry Melissa that the Savella has not helped you. It is too bad that you endured
all the side effects without getting any relief. I hope you will find something that works
well for you. Sending pain-free vibes your way.

I am on week 6 of Savella and no bad side effects and no relief either. I will continue to
take it and hope it kicks in. My next rheumy appt. is September 8th, maybe he can tell
me what is going on.

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   Posted 8/27/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry...for both of you.  I know when you start something new your hopes are up.  But, keep searching.  You'll find something that will help you control the pain.
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   Posted 8/27/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -7)   
My question here-has anyone taken Savella and found that it helps with the fatigue? My pain level isn't so bad that I can't live with it, but this fatigue is ruining my life.

My ARNP wants to start me on Savella, but I'm skeptical. Plus, I'd have to stop the Pristiq I just adjusted to. I'm just wondering if the benefits might outweigh the possible negatives.


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   Posted 8/28/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Melissa, sorry it didn't work for you. It is hard when you get your hopes up that it will work!

Dreamspinner, I do think I had more energy on savella. Your Pristiq is already an ssnri, so maybe it wouldn't be to difficult to switch. I know savella works on the norephinephrine more than cymbalta, but I don't know about Pristiq. Good luck.
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   Posted 8/28/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
im sorry the savella didnt work for you. i havent even tried it because of all the possible side effects. i have yet to hear about this med. work for anyone. (that doesnt mean it wont work for some). i think we all keep waiting for some miracle cure or med. you were brave to try it. take care.
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