I'm sorry your hubby is so miserable and it does seem that he's not getting the medical care he really needs. When doctors are not up to date on things like fibro it's makes life difficult. Savella is the "latest and greatest"...hahahaaa...and the reason so many doctors are pushing it is because it's new and the drug companies are pushing it. They visit the doc, hand out samples and tell them how great the newest medicine is and doctors start writing prescript
ions whether it's warranted or not some times.
What research and trials have show with Lyrica and Cymbalta is they work on about
50-60% of the people who take it. And of those the pain relief is somewhere from modest to OK for a few. But by the time you've taken it for about
2 years it stops working. I had terrible reactions to both of those and no way will I try the Savella.
I would suggest your hubby get himself to the closest university/teaching hospital and get a doctor who can get to the bottom of what's really wrong. If it's fibro there is no cure but there are ways to help manage the pain and give you some quality back to your life. But unless you have a good doctor it's not likely going to happen. You have to push and advocate for yourself most often. In the Chronic Pain 101 thread there's a link to university hospitals around the globe. I'll put it here so you won't have to look for it. I do hope it helps.
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