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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?

about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

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 :)

about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

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

about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

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

about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

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.

about 4 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member

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.

about 4 years ago

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