Mountaingirl, I first tried Cymbalta before Savella. They both are SNRI's but for some
reason I couldn't tolerate the Cymbalta, It made me dizzy and really nauseas, I
could only take it for three days brcuse of the flu like symptoms.
We all tolerate meds so differantly...it's trial and error. As I mentioned in your initial
post, Savella has helped me some, I'm not pain free...the pain is just more tolerable.
If you decide to go on Savella, ask your rheumy for two 2- week triation packs...
that way your body gets adjusted to the med at a slower rate and there is less chance
of side effects. Good luck to you and keep us posted!
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid. OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements