Savella dosage change and weight gain??

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   Posted 8/30/2010 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi to all...hope you are all having a decent day. I am hoping someone can help me. I am taking Savella. Dr had me on 25 mg, once a day for a whole month and now he has changed my dose to 50 mg in the day and 25 at night for 2 weeks...then wants me to go to the 50/50 per day. I just started in increased dose on Saturday...and today is Monday. In that length of time my weight is up 5 pounds. I have not eaten anything crazy or out of the normal. I had lap band surgery just over a year ago so I try really hard to keep an eye on my diet...and my intake is limited. I did notice a 2 pound increase over the first month at the lower dose but am blown away by a 5 pound increase since Friday. I have read alot of stuff on Savella and seems that weight gain is not a "normal" side effect but is experienced by some users. I am just curious if any of you had similar problems when you increased your dosage?...and if so...did it continue...or balance out once your body gets used to the new dose. I dont' know if it is from this med or not but it is not what I wanted to see. Wouldn't you know it was my one year check up with the weight loss dr today too...UHG.
I am also wondering how long it took for some of you to notice if it helps you? Did it take getting to the max dose before you could tell? I am not sure why my dr kept me at the 25 for a whole month but I am not sure if I can really tell much of a difference yet...but I am still holding out hope. Thanks ahead of time for any help you are able to offer.

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   Posted 8/30/2010 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
well i've been on the max dose of 50 in the am and 50 at pm and it's been two weeks(i've titrated up) i've only been on the max dose for 3 days now with the titrate. if anything i'm loosing wieght. But can't tell if it's the savella or just how sick i've been. i cant eat anything and yesterday i even got sick before i ate.

glad it's doing something for you just wish you weren't gaining weight! keep us posted.
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