Does anyone take Savella? Did you gain weight? Does it help?
Hi. I take Savella. Initially I gained weight due to inactivity and a LOT of inflammation. Happy to report that I have lost 45 pounds in the last year and I feel great. I have other GI issues and some intense sadness that I have recovered from. May h've been depressing but I got through it without any antidepressants. I do not feel it has caused me any weight gain.
@A MyFibroTeam Member ... 🙋♀️⚘🦋 best of luck with the Nortriptyline! I find it much less sedating than than amitriptyline and my prescribing doctor confirmed that. Still, it is still VERY sedating so I increased extra slowly and used 10mg capsules 'til I found my sweet spot. It does not help me with fibromyalgia pain or RLS but is effective, for me, with neuropathic pain and depression and brain fog. Still, I added adderall for increased mental alertness and a vasoconstrictor to increase my lowered blood pressure caused by the Nortriptyline.
If I'm not mistaken another member recently mentioned she had abnormal heart palpitations while on Nortriptyline. I know a lot of us fibro's people are guessed to have heart arrhythmia. I do but I'm only in 40mg so it doesn't seem to affect any arrhythmia. I have no known heart disease.
I know this is a lot of information but I thought I'd give it to you all at once so you're not patchworking data.
Big hugs ...⭐💕⭐🐠⭐💕
One person on my team recently said they went on it and was experiencing some weight gain. I was about to try it but I started on Nortriptyline and it had a positive effect on my depression and peripheral neuropathy so for the time being I'm in a holding pattern.
Are you thinking of trying it? It's always good to hope ⭐⚘⭐⚘⭐
@A MyFibroTeam Member... didn't mean to hijack your thread asking about Savella...answering subsequent posts sometimes create tangents.
Hope you receive more info regarding Savella.💕⭐⚘⭐
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