Phew! Well, I went up to 50mg yesterday and it was horrible. My head felt really heavy, I couldn't concentrate on anything, and my muscles and body were hurting again. If I turned my head too fast, I felt funny, kinda dizzy but not really. It's hard to explain. I sat in front of the TV all day doing nothing. I don't even remember what I watched because my brain could not take anything in. This lasted 17 hours! I tossed and turned all night and finally at around 6:00am, it lifted and I felt better. I had only taken that one 50mg dose. So today, I called my doctor to see if I could just stay on on 25mg twice a day for now. It is working for me and has gotten me up and moving around. I am not in as much pain and have been taking my pain meds alot less. He agreed that it was okay to do that...thank God! So, I am doing MUCH better on the 25mg twice daily. I have not moved this much in over a year. I wake up in less pain too. It's amazing. When I wake up, I am expecting that horrible pain and it's not there anymore. I get out of bed faster and I can even stretch now without it hurting so much.
Anyway, I told all of you that I would report the good and the bad. If any of you are thinking about
trying Savella, I think it is worth a shot. Me getting somewhat of my life back is priceless.
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