Hi Sunny Cat,
I completely understand and sorry you're going through this hell as well. The first month I was on the Savella, I felt a little bit clearer in mind and felt as if I had a bit more energy, but that didn't last for long and yes, the pain seemed to increase. I also had more trouble sleeping, however, I'm not sure if that was because I was taking my last daily dose too late. The second month, the doctor told me to take my last dose at 3 pm. I had been taking it at 9 pm. I felt during the time I was taking the Savella, that I was getting worse and not better but I stuck with it and thought I'd give it a chance after all the years of not knowing what was wrong. I guess I was just trying to hope it was the 'cure all'.
I've been having issues for about
five years and this was the first time I actually had a doctor tell me what may be the issue...Fibro. Again, I've been trying to find out and grasp what could be wrong with me so I do think I was hoping for anything.
I too have been passed around with doctors. After a second car accident, my health started declining. I've had the OA for about
14 or so years, but I was okay. Then it all started going downhill. First my feet started swelling then the symptoms. I continue with the university after the car accident and went through several life changing events in a rather constant state but I thought I was maintaining fine. Guess my body decided to do otherwise. At any rate, because I'm getting long and I'm not even sure what I want to say. Haha, me too! I forget! (I'll just take a break for a few.)
Oh, yeah, I've been to many doctor's because they just never found any issues. I've been poke and tested like a lab rat. Just the last three months have I had 'something' that the doctor can say well there's a lot of inflammation and your symptoms seem to be Fibro. GREAT! Something to name this forsaken crap! I'm not sure if it's all Fibro as I think there is just something that the doctor hasn't linked yet, but I keep going and hoping. I do find it hard to stay positive, but I try, and I find little time for myself to take care of myself as I'm always doing something for others or taking care of my Mom who has Parkinson's Disease.
I'm sure I'm not doing myself any favors at times because I don't always feel like cooking so I grab whatever, I don't always get my walking in because by the time I do for others, take care of my stuff, I'm just too give out. I sure many can relate and I know I'm not the only one.
As far as doctor's, I'm tired of them. I feel like I have an extra job just going to appts. This month so far, it's been 10 between myself and Mom. I'll be so happy when the day comes when the any of my doctors say, "Okay, I'll see you in 6 months!". Until then...
Keep positive, and hang in there. I wish you the best. Dixie
Asthma, Endometriosis, Bipolar I with panic attacks, TMJ, Degenerative Joint Disease, Hypothyroidism, GERD, Seborrheic dermatitis, Bursitis, Osteoarthritis, Murmur, Cervical Spondylosis