Fibromyalgia and savella

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Avatar f tn Why do you want to switch over to Savella? Savella is also used in fibromyalgia but do consult your doctor before changing any medicine.Savella can cause palpitations, nausea, vomiting, hypertension so a person on Savella needs to get his blood pressure and pulse checked regularly. Self treatment can be dangerous. Do consult your doctor before changing any medicine. I hope it helps. Good luck!
Avatar m tn I have recently been dx with fibromyalgia. The rheumatologist prescribed Savella. I have just started taking Savella, but notice a headache throughout the back of my head and slight nausea. Is this "normal" for some people? And will the side effects disipate with time?
Avatar f tn medication for Fibromyalgia. There has been a lot of controversy with Savella, regarding its only marginal effects on fibromyalgia pain. -- Ref: The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use -- The Public Citizen: FDA Urged to Pull Fibromyalgia Drug Off Market. The group's petition says the drug's dangers outweigh its benefits.
908504 tn?1269107499 I have Fibromyalgia and horrible pelvic pain. My doctor just startedd me on Savella. Does anyone have any experiences with this new med they want to share with me?
666513 tn?1256921055 I have neuropathic pain down my arms, and in my hands and feet. Recently my Doctor gave me a titration pack of Savella to try. Savella is a medication used for the pain associated with Fibromyalgia. I noticed a reduction in the pain, burning and stinging sensation in my feet and hands even at the initial dose after the first few days. I also, bizarrely enough, noticed an improvement in my ability to urinate and empty my bladder.
Avatar f tn Dear Doctor,I was diagnosed with SLE/mixed connective tissue disease/fibromyalgia and raynauds syndrome 5 years ago. I have suffered for many years also with panic disorder,almost agorophobic and anxiety and now depression. My question to you is this, the SSRI's I have tried to help my conditions make my fibromyalgia etc..worse. I was excited about cymbalta but could not tolerate the side effects of this med although it was working on my fibro pain, anxiety etc....
Avatar f tn Hi Sweetheart, I don't know anything at all about Savella but I "googled" it and found the Savella web site. Please read this carefully along with several others before making up your mind. I know that you are "one smart cookie" and will make the correct decision for yourself. Between you and your Doctor you should come up with what's best for you!! :) Here's the link:
Avatar m tn I tried cymbalta up to 120mg which did not work and now savella. In just 24 hrs, savella has totally messed me up. I am extremely depressed and angry, alot of pain and nausea. The depression and anger is my biggest concern. Has anyone else experienced this in just a 24 hour period? I took the savella in the morning and literally felt the difference in me throughout the day. I never felt this way in the 2.5 yrs before getting diagnosed. This is horrible and very scary.
Avatar f tn I'm looking for non-narcotic treatments for pain and a nurse friend mentioned it to me. I looked it up and found there can be some withdrawal from it but according to what I read, if you taper off, it's fine. Becoming dependent on oxycodone has left me worried about trying anything that says you need to taper off it, even if it's not a narcotic.
1547573 tn?1293758787 I was wondering if anyone is taking savella and if so does it make you have hot flashes ?
Avatar f tn In only a few months time I gained 40 lb! My pain doctor suggested I back off the cymbalta and take Savella. I would like to hear what others have to say about it first.
1547573 tn?1293758787 I took savella for fibromyalgia for about two or three DAYS, and my chest felt like a spear had been stuck through it. Had to see a cardiologist, never had pain like that in my chest before. Not one so-called "treatment" for FMS has ever worked for me.The whole medical profession is guilty of malpractice.
1470552 tn?1300609507 I have been taking Savella since July and have had no side effects that I know of. I take other meds too. But not sure it is necessarily helping me all that much either so I am going to talk to doctor to see about getting off of it. I would like to get my list of meds down and I think that is one that I could get off of. The only thing I would like though, is to have some kind of med for pain when it gets really bad, not small everyday pain, but the bad stuff.
Avatar m tn I'm currently using Savella for my Fibro Symptoms. Savella is relatively new on the market in the US and there are lots of folks that have written about their experiences with it. It is currently working well for me? You might ask your Dr about giving it a try?
Avatar n tn org/posts/Pain-Management/Abdominal-pain-for-2-weeks/show/1601456 Does Savella seem to help with your symptoms of Fibro? I hope so and I hope that your pain will be better controlled. Please let us know how you are doing. We'll be interested to hear how you are adjusting to the medication.... and if it is effective.
Avatar f tn I suffered with muscle pain for a few years and thought it was part of the RA but now I realize that I have FM. After going to my pcp a few times with pain not explained by RA he had me to try Savella. I skeptically filled the rx. Within a week I noticed that my muscle pain was noticeably improved. It flares at times but it has helped a lot.
1201433 tn?1329001237 I have those symptoms and they stink!!!! Savella has been working for a week now, doesn't mean it will continue ton work but for for now it is doing the trick!!
Avatar n tn I suffer from fibromyalgia and neurophy daily. When the pain is severe I can hardly stand it. Are there any new approaches to this condition. I am taking vicoden, cymbalta, pamelor and neurotyn?
Avatar n tn I have been taking Savela 50 mg twice a day. I"m feeling very hyper, agitated and am an insomniac.. Should I just cut back and then quit all together ? I have liked having my energy back . It's for fibro but I think I'm losing friends over it. It sometimes feels like I'm using again ( recovery from alcohol and drugs 8 years now) I don't want to go back to bed.
Avatar n tn Lyrica is an antiseizure medication, while Cymbalta and Savella are antidepressants. All three have been known to reduce the pain of fibromyalgia significantly. Other drugs that are usually combined with these are- Flexeril (this muscle relaxant not only decreases muscle pain but also improves sleep), Mirapex (used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Avatar n tn Hi I was diagnosed about 6 years ago with fibro and I have all the fun stuff that seems to go along with it such as irritable bowel syndrome, in the last year I have become completely heat intolerant and I am literally dripping wet at work after just one hour and I work in an air conditioned building, I sweat at home, at night sleeping. I am absolutely miserable.
Avatar m tn Following a good organic diet for borth migraine and fibromyalgia helps and avoiding stress. I have blackout shades in my home and NO FLOURESCENT BULBS!!! Warm baths are great. I've been watching some research at Stanford and hoping for success there. It's non narcotic and inexpensive. You can catch a youtube film about it by looking up stanford fibromyalgia. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I have tried every kind of doctor, every kind of test and every kind of medication with no success. I went to a new doctor on Thursday and he believes I have Fibromyalgia. I have already taken Lyrica and Cymbalta which I had to stop both. He said I could try a new one called Savella but it kind of works the same as Cymbalta. I told him, I had nothing to lose at this point and I would try it. So, they gave me the starter pack. I started it Thursday evening and today is Sunday.
Avatar m tn Hi all, I was wondering if anyone here knows if there is a negative interaction between the two. I am starting on Sevalla now (for fibromyalgia) and am in a state with legal medical marijuana (colorado). Does anyone know of any side-effects between the two? Or do i have to stick with just Savella altogether? Any input would be appreciated. Thanks guys!
1795742 tn?1317695215 I found out I have fibromyalgia doctor put me on Savella I also take prozac and wellburtin is that safe to take it?
735919 tn?1236448149 My paindr gave me a trail pack of the savella for my horrible fibromyalgia pain. I have been on Cymbalta 90mg and when i started doing research the information that i found said that u can not take these two meds at the same time because it can cause potentially fatal Serotonin Syndrome. I told that to my pain dr but she stated that is not true and these two meds can be taken together because they go to different areas of the body or something like that.
Avatar f tn Failed to do that several times due to blood pressure rising and a convulsion. Needless to say I am totally away from anyone in the drug using world. I do have fibromyalgia and degenerative disc disease, My Rheumatologist is hard to get in to see quickly but I am wondering if savella she gave me could cause serotonin syndrome? All I take is is lisinopril savella and the methadone. Could methadone contribute to serotonin with the milnacipran? the savella seems to be helping my fibro.
Avatar f tn Savella which is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine dual reuptake inhibitor is FDA approved drug for use in fibromyalgia. Savella increases norepinephrine and serotonin activity in the brain. This helps in fibromyalgia patients because low brain norepinephrine levels are thought to be related to increased pain and cognitive difficulties .Use of Savella is contraindicated in patients with uncontrolled narrow-angle glaucoma and in patients taking MAOIs.
Avatar f tn What have been your withdrawal symptoms after savella or any other fibro medications How long did they last I was on savella for 3 months stopped them now I have twitches and tics mostly on my face and eyes Tics which are not visible but can feel them in the eyes and headaches Pls answer with your experiences Thanks
950922 tn?1246889094 This is really bad stuff to have and untill now they have finally gave me something that make me feel almost normal again, its new to the market and its called Savella (milnacipran). All i can say is if you have tryed all the rest with no luck "like me" then have your Doctor put you on this.Having said that im on my 3rd week and the rheumatologist gave me a sample kit which im up to 25mgs a day and havent felt this good in along time.