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Anybody Use Savella?

Anybody Use Savella?

Has anyone been prescribed Savella? If so, how effective is it in managing FM symptoms?

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have been on Savella for years and have had good luck with it. I had severe reactions to both Lyrica and Cymbalta but Savella calmed my nerves down on a grand scale. It did not get rid of all pain but lessened it. I give it 2 thumbs up :)

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I was on Lyrica for about 6 months. I gained 4 stone !!! I was horrified so like you I came off them gradually but have never been able to drop the weight gained 😢xx

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thanks to all of you. I wondered if it was similar to Lyrica which worked for about 3 weeks for me. After gaining 7 lbs in the 2 months I was on it and no long term symptom improvment, I weaned off it (that was terrible). Savella is an antidepressant though, where Lyrica was originally formulated as an anticonvulsant so they are different and I just thought I would ask to see what others’ experiences with it were.
Have a great night

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I found Cymbalta works for me. But still get bad flare ups of pain. My dr hasmentioned Lyrica but I never tried it. I will have to research Stavella.

posted almost 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Yes I was and it did help out for a while, as we know not everyone does well with the meds that are prescribed but some ppl have been good one Savella. As we all figure out what does and doesn't work for us. Just try it and take it from there.

posted almost 4 years ago
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