Was on Savella for over a year. Loved it. I still had flares but nothing like now. I have IBS-D and it was the first thing in 25 years that helped it. I only wrnt off it because my busitis got really bad and cant take meds for it with Savella. When I was on Savella it was all I took besides my Thyroid meds. I think the best thing is it helps the fatigue so much. Antidepresants work because Fibro is a brain thing not a muscle thing. The antidepressants help our brain which helps our symptoms. At least that is what my Dr. told me because I DID NOT want to take a antideprssnt. I have been told that I was not a nice person while I was on it. After reading it can cause you to be angry. So heads up, wish I knew that before I took it. If I go back on it I will have to learn to control that. All I know is since I have been off it I am a MESS! Hurt all over, so very tired. I had to go on FMLA could not function at work
Good luck, hope it helps you.
Psoriasis and PS arthritis, Fibro,IBS,Bursitis,DDD of neck,Hypothyroidism.
Meds:Synthroid. Only Ibuprophen right now for pain. Take prescript
ion nsaids,muscle relaxers, and pain pills when have too. Just stopped Savella for first time in 2 years. I MISS IT. Cant take it with bursitis and arthitis meds.
I thought once I found out what was wrong with me I would feel better. I thought wrong.