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Comment from: WN 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 11

The first day I started the low dose of savella, it made my belly burn so extremely that I lied down, woke up vomiting from the acid belly burn. So I stopped. My fibromyalgia has been debilitating. I was in bed 18 hours a day! And still very exhausted when awake, foggy. I decided to try the savella again, with yogurt to coat my belly. For the first seven days my symptoms got worse. But on day seven I woke w/o fatigue and the pain was tolerable for the first time in years! So far the past 3 days have felt like a miracle! This is really helping so much! Very life changing! Finally a Dr that listened, and a med that works w/o needing opiates! Yay! Just a miracle so far! If anything changes I'll change my post! Try it, if you have fibromyalgia, try it. Same time everyday, eat with it, and be consistent! I had to set alarms for my morning and evening dose bc I was sleeping so much, so just be consistent. It will start working just out of the blue!

Related Reading: savella | fibromyalgia

Comment from: WN 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 11

The first day I started the low dose of savella, it made my belly burn so extremely that I lied down, woke up vomiting from the acid belly burn. So I stopped. My fibromyalgia has been debilitating. I was in bed 18 hours a day! And still very exhausted when awake, foggy. I decided to try the savella again, with yogurt to coat my belly. For the first seven days my symptoms got worse. But on day seven I woke w/o fatigue and the pain was tolerable for the first time in years! So far the past 3 days have felt like a miracle! This is really helping so much! Very life changing! Finally a Dr that listened, and a med that works w/o needing opiates! Yay! Just a miracle so far! If anything changes I'll change my post! Try it, if you have fibromyalgia, try it. Same time everyday, eat with it, and be consistent! I had to set alarms for my morning and evening dose bc I was sleeping so much, so just be consistent. It will start working just out of the blue!

Related Reading: savella | fibromyalgia

Comment from: Tamara 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 28

You have to take it for a bit to get the best results..and titrate up slowly and eat before taking it..I was literally screaming at night trying to reposition and i had to have help getting out of been the pain was just unbearable..my pain most days now is a 1-2 ..if i overdo or cold weather a 3..i only take half the prescribed dose have for 3 years and still controls the pain..I did not want to take the full dose so I had room to up my dosage later if pain worsens ..yes first week a little rough but well worth it..another note if you have fibromyalgia it will work within 24 hours ..I fought my doctor for over a year before I gave in and tried it..wish I had listened ..I have alot of underlying conditions and it does not bother them at all ??

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

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What characterizes fibromyalgia? See Answer
Comment from: WN 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 11

The first day I started the low dose of savella, it made my belly burn so extremely that I lied down, woke up vomiting from the acid belly burn. So I stopped. My fibromyalgia has been debilitating. I was in bed 18 hours a day! And still very exhausted when awake, foggy. I decided to try the savella again, with yogurt to coat my belly. For the first seven days my symptoms got worse. But on day seven I woke w/o fatigue and the pain was tolerable for the first time in years! So far the past 3 days have felt like a miracle! This is really helping so much! Very life changing! Finally a Dr that listened, and a med that works w/o needing opiates! Yay! Just a miracle so far! If anything changes I'll change my post! Try it, if you have fibromyalgia, try it. Same time everyday, eat with it, and be consistent! I had to set alarms for my morning and evening dose bc I was sleeping so much, so just be consistent. It will start working just out of the blue!

Related Reading: savella | fibromyalgia

Comment from: Tamara 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 28

You have to take it for a bit to get the best results..and titrate up slowly and eat before taking it..I was literally screaming at night trying to reposition and i had to have help getting out of been the pain was just unbearable..my pain most days now is a 1-2 ..if i overdo or cold weather a 3..i only take half the prescribed dose have for 3 years and still controls the pain..I did not want to take the full dose so I had room to up my dosage later if pain worsens ..yes first week a little rough but well worth it..another note if you have fibromyalgia it will work within 24 hours ..I fought my doctor for over a year before I gave in and tried it..wish I had listened ..I have alot of underlying conditions and it does not bother them at all ??

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 09

I just been on it two days and can already tell a difference. The first day I took it I experienced Nausea. The next morning I was actually able to get up and walk almost decent. My doctor started me off on a low dose and then I will increase in a week. Don't know what the future of this medication will be for me but I can tell you these last 2 days have been awesome energy and pain are both doing better.

Comment from: WN 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 11

The first day I started the low dose of savella, it made my belly burn so extremely that I lied down, woke up vomiting from the acid belly burn. So I stopped. My fibromyalgia has been debilitating. I was in bed 18 hours a day! And still very exhausted when awake, foggy. I decided to try the savella again, with yogurt to coat my belly. For the first seven days my symptoms got worse. But on day seven I woke w/o fatigue and the pain was tolerable for the first time in years! So far the past 3 days have felt like a miracle! This is really helping so much! Very life changing! Finally a Dr that listened, and a med that works w/o needing opiates! Yay! Just a miracle so far! If anything changes I'll change my post! Try it, if you have fibromyalgia, try it. Same time everyday, eat with it, and be consistent! I had to set alarms for my morning and evening dose bc I was sleeping so much, so just be consistent. It will start working just out of the blue!

Related Reading: savella | fibromyalgia

Comment from: Tamara 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 28

You have to take it for a bit to get the best results..and titrate up slowly and eat before taking it..I was literally screaming at night trying to reposition and i had to have help getting out of been the pain was just unbearable..my pain most days now is a 1-2 ..if i overdo or cold weather a 3..i only take half the prescribed dose have for 3 years and still controls the pain..I did not want to take the full dose so I had room to up my dosage later if pain worsens ..yes first week a little rough but well worth it..another note if you have fibromyalgia it will work within 24 hours ..I fought my doctor for over a year before I gave in and tried it..wish I had listened ..I have alot of underlying conditions and it does not bother them at all ??

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 09

I just been on it two days and can already tell a difference. The first day I took it I experienced Nausea. The next morning I was actually able to get up and walk almost decent. My doctor started me off on a low dose and then I will increase in a week. Don't know what the future of this medication will be for me but I can tell you these last 2 days have been awesome energy and pain are both doing better.

Comment from: Linda 65-74 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: June 06

I took Savella for over 5 years and it was a great help. For me not as good as Lyrica but close, and more affordable. As time went on I complained to my PA of being tired. This seemed to slowly grow worse but we had no idea why... I'm sure she attributed to the fibro but never said. After reading an article I decided to try Cymbalta (which made me feel I was going crazy) and to my amazement within a few days I had energy big time. It's obvious now the Savella slowly caused the lack of energy to worsen, so slowly that it was not noticed or cause traceable. TG that Lyrica finally has generic available, it's my lifeline.

Related Reading: savella | lyrica | cymbalta

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Comment from: WN 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 11

The first day I started the low dose of savella, it made my belly burn so extremely that I lied down, woke up vomiting from the acid belly burn. So I stopped. My fibromyalgia has been debilitating. I was in bed 18 hours a day! And still very exhausted when awake, foggy. I decided to try the savella again, with yogurt to coat my belly. For the first seven days my symptoms got worse. But on day seven I woke w/o fatigue and the pain was tolerable for the first time in years! So far the past 3 days have felt like a miracle! This is really helping so much! Very life changing! Finally a Dr that listened, and a med that works w/o needing opiates! Yay! Just a miracle so far! If anything changes I'll change my post! Try it, if you have fibromyalgia, try it. Same time everyday, eat with it, and be consistent! I had to set alarms for my morning and evening dose bc I was sleeping so much, so just be consistent. It will start working just out of the blue!

Related Reading: savella | fibromyalgia

Comment from: Tamara 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 28

You have to take it for a bit to get the best results..and titrate up slowly and eat before taking it..I was literally screaming at night trying to reposition and i had to have help getting out of been the pain was just unbearable..my pain most days now is a 1-2 ..if i overdo or cold weather a 3..i only take half the prescribed dose have for 3 years and still controls the pain..I did not want to take the full dose so I had room to up my dosage later if pain worsens ..yes first week a little rough but well worth it..another note if you have fibromyalgia it will work within 24 hours ..I fought my doctor for over a year before I gave in and tried it..wish I had listened ..I have alot of underlying conditions and it does not bother them at all ??

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 09

I just been on it two days and can already tell a difference. The first day I took it I experienced Nausea. The next morning I was actually able to get up and walk almost decent. My doctor started me off on a low dose and then I will increase in a week. Don't know what the future of this medication will be for me but I can tell you these last 2 days have been awesome energy and pain are both doing better.

Comment from: Linda 65-74 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: June 06

I took Savella for over 5 years and it was a great help. For me not as good as Lyrica but close, and more affordable. As time went on I complained to my PA of being tired. This seemed to slowly grow worse but we had no idea why... I'm sure she attributed to the fibro but never said. After reading an article I decided to try Cymbalta (which made me feel I was going crazy) and to my amazement within a few days I had energy big time. It's obvious now the Savella slowly caused the lack of energy to worsen, so slowly that it was not noticed or cause traceable. TG that Lyrica finally has generic available, it's my lifeline.

Related Reading: savella | lyrica | cymbalta

Comment from: Not happy 45-54 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 27

Gave me terrible like vertigo, I could not turn my head without getting a dizzy feeling. Also made me moody and I sweated profusely.

Comment from: WN 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 11

The first day I started the low dose of savella, it made my belly burn so extremely that I lied down, woke up vomiting from the acid belly burn. So I stopped. My fibromyalgia has been debilitating. I was in bed 18 hours a day! And still very exhausted when awake, foggy. I decided to try the savella again, with yogurt to coat my belly. For the first seven days my symptoms got worse. But on day seven I woke w/o fatigue and the pain was tolerable for the first time in years! So far the past 3 days have felt like a miracle! This is really helping so much! Very life changing! Finally a Dr that listened, and a med that works w/o needing opiates! Yay! Just a miracle so far! If anything changes I'll change my post! Try it, if you have fibromyalgia, try it. Same time everyday, eat with it, and be consistent! I had to set alarms for my morning and evening dose bc I was sleeping so much, so just be consistent. It will start working just out of the blue!

Related Reading: savella | fibromyalgia

Comment from: Tamara 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 28

You have to take it for a bit to get the best results..and titrate up slowly and eat before taking it..I was literally screaming at night trying to reposition and i had to have help getting out of been the pain was just unbearable..my pain most days now is a 1-2 ..if i overdo or cold weather a 3..i only take half the prescribed dose have for 3 years and still controls the pain..I did not want to take the full dose so I had room to up my dosage later if pain worsens ..yes first week a little rough but well worth it..another note if you have fibromyalgia it will work within 24 hours ..I fought my doctor for over a year before I gave in and tried it..wish I had listened ..I have alot of underlying conditions and it does not bother them at all ??

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 09

I just been on it two days and can already tell a difference. The first day I took it I experienced Nausea. The next morning I was actually able to get up and walk almost decent. My doctor started me off on a low dose and then I will increase in a week. Don't know what the future of this medication will be for me but I can tell you these last 2 days have been awesome energy and pain are both doing better.

Comment from: Linda 65-74 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: June 06

I took Savella for over 5 years and it was a great help. For me not as good as Lyrica but close, and more affordable. As time went on I complained to my PA of being tired. This seemed to slowly grow worse but we had no idea why... I'm sure she attributed to the fibro but never said. After reading an article I decided to try Cymbalta (which made me feel I was going crazy) and to my amazement within a few days I had energy big time. It's obvious now the Savella slowly caused the lack of energy to worsen, so slowly that it was not noticed or cause traceable. TG that Lyrica finally has generic available, it's my lifeline.

Related Reading: savella | lyrica | cymbalta

Comment from: Not happy 45-54 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 27

Gave me terrible like vertigo, I could not turn my head without getting a dizzy feeling. Also made me moody and I sweated profusely.

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 28

I’m using this medication for only a month for fibromyalgia I just hope it works ..

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

Comment from: WN 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 11

The first day I started the low dose of savella, it made my belly burn so extremely that I lied down, woke up vomiting from the acid belly burn. So I stopped. My fibromyalgia has been debilitating. I was in bed 18 hours a day! And still very exhausted when awake, foggy. I decided to try the savella again, with yogurt to coat my belly. For the first seven days my symptoms got worse. But on day seven I woke w/o fatigue and the pain was tolerable for the first time in years! So far the past 3 days have felt like a miracle! This is really helping so much! Very life changing! Finally a Dr that listened, and a med that works w/o needing opiates! Yay! Just a miracle so far! If anything changes I'll change my post! Try it, if you have fibromyalgia, try it. Same time everyday, eat with it, and be consistent! I had to set alarms for my morning and evening dose bc I was sleeping so much, so just be consistent. It will start working just out of the blue!

Related Reading: savella | fibromyalgia

Comment from: Tamara 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 28

You have to take it for a bit to get the best results..and titrate up slowly and eat before taking it..I was literally screaming at night trying to reposition and i had to have help getting out of been the pain was just unbearable..my pain most days now is a 1-2 ..if i overdo or cold weather a 3..i only take half the prescribed dose have for 3 years and still controls the pain..I did not want to take the full dose so I had room to up my dosage later if pain worsens ..yes first week a little rough but well worth it..another note if you have fibromyalgia it will work within 24 hours ..I fought my doctor for over a year before I gave in and tried it..wish I had listened ..I have alot of underlying conditions and it does not bother them at all ??

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 09

I just been on it two days and can already tell a difference. The first day I took it I experienced Nausea. The next morning I was actually able to get up and walk almost decent. My doctor started me off on a low dose and then I will increase in a week. Don't know what the future of this medication will be for me but I can tell you these last 2 days have been awesome energy and pain are both doing better.

Comment from: Linda 65-74 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: June 06

I took Savella for over 5 years and it was a great help. For me not as good as Lyrica but close, and more affordable. As time went on I complained to my PA of being tired. This seemed to slowly grow worse but we had no idea why... I'm sure she attributed to the fibro but never said. After reading an article I decided to try Cymbalta (which made me feel I was going crazy) and to my amazement within a few days I had energy big time. It's obvious now the Savella slowly caused the lack of energy to worsen, so slowly that it was not noticed or cause traceable. TG that Lyrica finally has generic available, it's my lifeline.

Related Reading: savella | lyrica | cymbalta

Comment from: Not happy 45-54 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 27

Gave me terrible like vertigo, I could not turn my head without getting a dizzy feeling. Also made me moody and I sweated profusely.

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 28

I’m using this medication for only a month for fibromyalgia I just hope it works ..

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

Comment from: Sunshine 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 26

This is my miracle drug. It has given me my life back. I was in so much oain and had lost coordination and fine motor skills. I was using supports such as a wheel chair and cane to assit my walking and getting around for teaching and shopping, and any type of activity requiring longer standing. In 3 days on the meds, 90% of my pain and disfunction vanished. I have had no side affects that are noticable. I recommend anyone with similar problems at least try it. I am no longer on any other opiads or painkillers. I am forever grateful for Savella.

Related Reading: savella

Comment from: WN 35-44 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: April 11

The first day I started the low dose of savella, it made my belly burn so extremely that I lied down, woke up vomiting from the acid belly burn. So I stopped. My fibromyalgia has been debilitating. I was in bed 18 hours a day! And still very exhausted when awake, foggy. I decided to try the savella again, with yogurt to coat my belly. For the first seven days my symptoms got worse. But on day seven I woke w/o fatigue and the pain was tolerable for the first time in years! So far the past 3 days have felt like a miracle! This is really helping so much! Very life changing! Finally a Dr that listened, and a med that works w/o needing opiates! Yay! Just a miracle so far! If anything changes I'll change my post! Try it, if you have fibromyalgia, try it. Same time everyday, eat with it, and be consistent! I had to set alarms for my morning and evening dose bc I was sleeping so much, so just be consistent. It will start working just out of the blue!

Related Reading: savella | fibromyalgia

Comment from: Tamara 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 28

You have to take it for a bit to get the best results..and titrate up slowly and eat before taking it..I was literally screaming at night trying to reposition and i had to have help getting out of been the pain was just unbearable..my pain most days now is a 1-2 ..if i overdo or cold weather a 3..i only take half the prescribed dose have for 3 years and still controls the pain..I did not want to take the full dose so I had room to up my dosage later if pain worsens ..yes first week a little rough but well worth it..another note if you have fibromyalgia it will work within 24 hours ..I fought my doctor for over a year before I gave in and tried it..wish I had listened ..I have alot of underlying conditions and it does not bother them at all ??

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: February 09

I just been on it two days and can already tell a difference. The first day I took it I experienced Nausea. The next morning I was actually able to get up and walk almost decent. My doctor started me off on a low dose and then I will increase in a week. Don't know what the future of this medication will be for me but I can tell you these last 2 days have been awesome energy and pain are both doing better.

Comment from: Linda 65-74 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: June 06

I took Savella for over 5 years and it was a great help. For me not as good as Lyrica but close, and more affordable. As time went on I complained to my PA of being tired. This seemed to slowly grow worse but we had no idea why... I'm sure she attributed to the fibro but never said. After reading an article I decided to try Cymbalta (which made me feel I was going crazy) and to my amazement within a few days I had energy big time. It's obvious now the Savella slowly caused the lack of energy to worsen, so slowly that it was not noticed or cause traceable. TG that Lyrica finally has generic available, it's my lifeline.

Related Reading: savella | lyrica | cymbalta

Comment from: Not happy 45-54 Female less than 1 month Caregiver Published: May 27

Gave me terrible like vertigo, I could not turn my head without getting a dizzy feeling. Also made me moody and I sweated profusely.

Comment from: 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 28

I’m using this medication for only a month for fibromyalgia I just hope it works ..

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

Comment from: Sunshine 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 26

This is my miracle drug. It has given me my life back. I was in so much oain and had lost coordination and fine motor skills. I was using supports such as a wheel chair and cane to assit my walking and getting around for teaching and shopping, and any type of activity requiring longer standing. In 3 days on the meds, 90% of my pain and disfunction vanished. I have had no side affects that are noticable. I recommend anyone with similar problems at least try it. I am no longer on any other opiads or painkillers. I am forever grateful for Savella.

Related Reading: savella

Comment from: 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 04

I have had lupus and fibromyalgia for the last 30 years. I finally had to retire 4 years ago because I couldn't work anymore. I have been taking pain meds for years. My doctor suggested savella and it has helped so much. It has given me my life back. I was even able to cut down on my pain meds.

Related Reading: lupus | fibromyalgia | savella

Comment from: PLALS 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 03

So far the side effects have been frightening. I feel aggressive and short tempered. I’ve been on this for 10 days. I plan to consult with my physician as to whether this should be temporary or if I should stop now.

Comment from: PLALS 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 03

So far the side effects have been frightening. I feel aggressive and short tempered. I’ve been on this for 10 days. I plan to consult with my physician as to whether this should be temporary or if I should stop now.

Comment from: jcarey 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 29

I had a severe side effect to this medicine. broke out in hives, blistering skin inside my mouth, confusion, severe dizziness, I would not recommend this medicine to anyone.

Related Reading: hives | dizziness

QUESTION

What characterizes fibromyalgia? See Answer
Comment from: PLALS 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 03

So far the side effects have been frightening. I feel aggressive and short tempered. I’ve been on this for 10 days. I plan to consult with my physician as to whether this should be temporary or if I should stop now.

Comment from: jcarey 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 29

I had a severe side effect to this medicine. broke out in hives, blistering skin inside my mouth, confusion, severe dizziness, I would not recommend this medicine to anyone.

Related Reading: hives | dizziness

Comment from: Sandy 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

I was on this meditation for 3 days, will never take it again it should be taken off the market. It caused me to have a brain bleed, went the Drs. asked if I had taken any new meds, I said yes, told them and they all went wide eyed, they said this has been happening a lot. Now I'm in worse shape then I was before taking savella

Related Reading: savella

Comment from: PLALS 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 03

So far the side effects have been frightening. I feel aggressive and short tempered. I’ve been on this for 10 days. I plan to consult with my physician as to whether this should be temporary or if I should stop now.

Comment from: jcarey 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 29

I had a severe side effect to this medicine. broke out in hives, blistering skin inside my mouth, confusion, severe dizziness, I would not recommend this medicine to anyone.

Related Reading: hives | dizziness

Comment from: Sandy 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

I was on this meditation for 3 days, will never take it again it should be taken off the market. It caused me to have a brain bleed, went the Drs. asked if I had taken any new meds, I said yes, told them and they all went wide eyed, they said this has been happening a lot. Now I'm in worse shape then I was before taking savella

Related Reading: savella

Comment from: Shieldsgma 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 27

Sooooo nauseated. On only 1 per day because of the nausea. Supposed to be on 4 per day. Can't tolerate it. Even with Zofran it's terrible. No change in pain but thats probably because I'm taking so little.

Related Reading: zofran

Comment from: PLALS 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 03

So far the side effects have been frightening. I feel aggressive and short tempered. I’ve been on this for 10 days. I plan to consult with my physician as to whether this should be temporary or if I should stop now.

Comment from: jcarey 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 29

I had a severe side effect to this medicine. broke out in hives, blistering skin inside my mouth, confusion, severe dizziness, I would not recommend this medicine to anyone.

Related Reading: hives | dizziness

Comment from: Sandy 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

I was on this meditation for 3 days, will never take it again it should be taken off the market. It caused me to have a brain bleed, went the Drs. asked if I had taken any new meds, I said yes, told them and they all went wide eyed, they said this has been happening a lot. Now I'm in worse shape then I was before taking savella

Related Reading: savella

Comment from: Shieldsgma 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 27

Sooooo nauseated. On only 1 per day because of the nausea. Supposed to be on 4 per day. Can't tolerate it. Even with Zofran it's terrible. No change in pain but thats probably because I'm taking so little.

Related Reading: zofran

Comment from: BONNIE 65-74 Female Patient Published: September 25

I WAS PUT ON FULL DOSAGE RIGHT AWAY NO GOOD. SUFFERED BY THE 5 DAY, DIZZY, FLUSHING, HEADACHES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, SWOLL.EN FEET. BLURRED VISION, FAST HEARTBEAT I WENT TO 7 DOCTORS NO ONE COULD FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME I FIGURED ME OUT. I'M WORKING WITH MY DOCTOR TO WEAN MYSELF OFF THIS TERRIBLE DRUG . NOW THAT I'M DOWN TO 12.5 MG A DAY I STAY ITCHY ALL THE TIME. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE DAY COMES WHE I'M COMPLETELY OFF IT. AND I HOPE I HAVE NO OTHR SIDE EFFECTS

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: PLALS 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 03

So far the side effects have been frightening. I feel aggressive and short tempered. I’ve been on this for 10 days. I plan to consult with my physician as to whether this should be temporary or if I should stop now.

Comment from: jcarey 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 29

I had a severe side effect to this medicine. broke out in hives, blistering skin inside my mouth, confusion, severe dizziness, I would not recommend this medicine to anyone.

Related Reading: hives | dizziness

Comment from: Sandy 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

I was on this meditation for 3 days, will never take it again it should be taken off the market. It caused me to have a brain bleed, went the Drs. asked if I had taken any new meds, I said yes, told them and they all went wide eyed, they said this has been happening a lot. Now I'm in worse shape then I was before taking savella

Related Reading: savella

Comment from: Shieldsgma 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 27

Sooooo nauseated. On only 1 per day because of the nausea. Supposed to be on 4 per day. Can't tolerate it. Even with Zofran it's terrible. No change in pain but thats probably because I'm taking so little.

Related Reading: zofran

Comment from: BONNIE 65-74 Female Patient Published: September 25

I WAS PUT ON FULL DOSAGE RIGHT AWAY NO GOOD. SUFFERED BY THE 5 DAY, DIZZY, FLUSHING, HEADACHES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, SWOLL.EN FEET. BLURRED VISION, FAST HEARTBEAT I WENT TO 7 DOCTORS NO ONE COULD FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME I FIGURED ME OUT. I'M WORKING WITH MY DOCTOR TO WEAN MYSELF OFF THIS TERRIBLE DRUG . NOW THAT I'M DOWN TO 12.5 MG A DAY I STAY ITCHY ALL THE TIME. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE DAY COMES WHE I'M COMPLETELY OFF IT. AND I HOPE I HAVE NO OTHR SIDE EFFECTS

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: Jess 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 05

This helps me more then anything else i have taken. Im currently taking 100 mg a day. So far so good!

Comment from: PLALS 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 03

So far the side effects have been frightening. I feel aggressive and short tempered. I’ve been on this for 10 days. I plan to consult with my physician as to whether this should be temporary or if I should stop now.

Comment from: jcarey 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 29

I had a severe side effect to this medicine. broke out in hives, blistering skin inside my mouth, confusion, severe dizziness, I would not recommend this medicine to anyone.

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Comment from: Sandy 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

I was on this meditation for 3 days, will never take it again it should be taken off the market. It caused me to have a brain bleed, went the Drs. asked if I had taken any new meds, I said yes, told them and they all went wide eyed, they said this has been happening a lot. Now I'm in worse shape then I was before taking savella

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Comment from: Shieldsgma 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 27

Sooooo nauseated. On only 1 per day because of the nausea. Supposed to be on 4 per day. Can't tolerate it. Even with Zofran it's terrible. No change in pain but thats probably because I'm taking so little.

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Comment from: BONNIE 65-74 Female Patient Published: September 25

I WAS PUT ON FULL DOSAGE RIGHT AWAY NO GOOD. SUFFERED BY THE 5 DAY, DIZZY, FLUSHING, HEADACHES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, SWOLL.EN FEET. BLURRED VISION, FAST HEARTBEAT I WENT TO 7 DOCTORS NO ONE COULD FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME I FIGURED ME OUT. I'M WORKING WITH MY DOCTOR TO WEAN MYSELF OFF THIS TERRIBLE DRUG . NOW THAT I'M DOWN TO 12.5 MG A DAY I STAY ITCHY ALL THE TIME. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE DAY COMES WHE I'M COMPLETELY OFF IT. AND I HOPE I HAVE NO OTHR SIDE EFFECTS

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Comment from: Jess 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 05

This helps me more then anything else i have taken. Im currently taking 100 mg a day. So far so good!

Comment from: Dogwood 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 22

Have taken 6.5 wks & am up to 200 mg/day. Savella replaced cymbalta. Pain levels WORSE. insomnia, face flush, sweating, dry mouth & dry eyes. Mouth so dry I got horrible mouth ulcer. Eyes miserable. Neuro wants me to stay on for 3 mos to give it a chance to work & side effects to subside. They are getting worse. I will give it 1 more week. Do not think I can deal with side effects with absolutely no pain relief. Glad it is helping a few people. I'm 67 & have had fibromyalgia 40 yrs so I have tried almost everything.

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Comment from: PLALS 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 03

So far the side effects have been frightening. I feel aggressive and short tempered. I’ve been on this for 10 days. I plan to consult with my physician as to whether this should be temporary or if I should stop now.

Comment from: jcarey 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 29

I had a severe side effect to this medicine. broke out in hives, blistering skin inside my mouth, confusion, severe dizziness, I would not recommend this medicine to anyone.

Related Reading: hives | dizziness

Comment from: Sandy 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

I was on this meditation for 3 days, will never take it again it should be taken off the market. It caused me to have a brain bleed, went the Drs. asked if I had taken any new meds, I said yes, told them and they all went wide eyed, they said this has been happening a lot. Now I'm in worse shape then I was before taking savella

Related Reading: savella

Comment from: Shieldsgma 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 27

Sooooo nauseated. On only 1 per day because of the nausea. Supposed to be on 4 per day. Can't tolerate it. Even with Zofran it's terrible. No change in pain but thats probably because I'm taking so little.

Related Reading: zofran

Comment from: BONNIE 65-74 Female Patient Published: September 25

I WAS PUT ON FULL DOSAGE RIGHT AWAY NO GOOD. SUFFERED BY THE 5 DAY, DIZZY, FLUSHING, HEADACHES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, SWOLL.EN FEET. BLURRED VISION, FAST HEARTBEAT I WENT TO 7 DOCTORS NO ONE COULD FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME I FIGURED ME OUT. I'M WORKING WITH MY DOCTOR TO WEAN MYSELF OFF THIS TERRIBLE DRUG . NOW THAT I'M DOWN TO 12.5 MG A DAY I STAY ITCHY ALL THE TIME. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE DAY COMES WHE I'M COMPLETELY OFF IT. AND I HOPE I HAVE NO OTHR SIDE EFFECTS

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: Jess 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 05

This helps me more then anything else i have taken. Im currently taking 100 mg a day. So far so good!

Comment from: Dogwood 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 22

Have taken 6.5 wks & am up to 200 mg/day. Savella replaced cymbalta. Pain levels WORSE. insomnia, face flush, sweating, dry mouth & dry eyes. Mouth so dry I got horrible mouth ulcer. Eyes miserable. Neuro wants me to stay on for 3 mos to give it a chance to work & side effects to subside. They are getting worse. I will give it 1 more week. Do not think I can deal with side effects with absolutely no pain relief. Glad it is helping a few people. I'm 67 & have had fibromyalgia 40 yrs so I have tried almost everything.

Related Reading: savella | cymbalta | insomnia

Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: January 25

Love Savella for my Fibromyalgia pain! But had to stop after a year from developing heart palpitations and SEVERE sweating. Wish I could find something that works as well as Savella without the side effects.

Related Reading: savella | fibromyalgia | palpitations

Comment from: PLALS 65-74 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: September 03

So far the side effects have been frightening. I feel aggressive and short tempered. I’ve been on this for 10 days. I plan to consult with my physician as to whether this should be temporary or if I should stop now.

Comment from: jcarey 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: May 29

I had a severe side effect to this medicine. broke out in hives, blistering skin inside my mouth, confusion, severe dizziness, I would not recommend this medicine to anyone.

Related Reading: hives | dizziness

Comment from: Sandy 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 07

I was on this meditation for 3 days, will never take it again it should be taken off the market. It caused me to have a brain bleed, went the Drs. asked if I had taken any new meds, I said yes, told them and they all went wide eyed, they said this has been happening a lot. Now I'm in worse shape then I was before taking savella

Related Reading: savella

Comment from: Shieldsgma 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: December 27

Sooooo nauseated. On only 1 per day because of the nausea. Supposed to be on 4 per day. Can't tolerate it. Even with Zofran it's terrible. No change in pain but thats probably because I'm taking so little.

Related Reading: zofran

Comment from: BONNIE 65-74 Female Patient Published: September 25

I WAS PUT ON FULL DOSAGE RIGHT AWAY NO GOOD. SUFFERED BY THE 5 DAY, DIZZY, FLUSHING, HEADACHES, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, SWOLL.EN FEET. BLURRED VISION, FAST HEARTBEAT I WENT TO 7 DOCTORS NO ONE COULD FIGURE OUT WHAT WAS WRONG WITH ME I FIGURED ME OUT. I'M WORKING WITH MY DOCTOR TO WEAN MYSELF OFF THIS TERRIBLE DRUG . NOW THAT I'M DOWN TO 12.5 MG A DAY I STAY ITCHY ALL THE TIME. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THE DAY COMES WHE I'M COMPLETELY OFF IT. AND I HOPE I HAVE NO OTHR SIDE EFFECTS

Related Reading: high blood pressure

Comment from: Jess 35-44 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 05

This helps me more then anything else i have taken. Im currently taking 100 mg a day. So far so good!

Comment from: Dogwood 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 22

Have taken 6.5 wks & am up to 200 mg/day. Savella replaced cymbalta. Pain levels WORSE. insomnia, face flush, sweating, dry mouth & dry eyes. Mouth so dry I got horrible mouth ulcer. Eyes miserable. Neuro wants me to stay on for 3 mos to give it a chance to work & side effects to subside. They are getting worse. I will give it 1 more week. Do not think I can deal with side effects with absolutely no pain relief. Glad it is helping a few people. I'm 67 & have had fibromyalgia 40 yrs so I have tried almost everything.

Related Reading: savella | cymbalta | insomnia

Comment from: 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: January 25

Love Savella for my Fibromyalgia pain! But had to stop after a year from developing heart palpitations and SEVERE sweating. Wish I could find something that works as well as Savella without the side effects.

Related Reading: savella | fibromyalgia | palpitations

Comment from: justmeandb 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 02

Savella for Fibro has been my wonder drug!! It doesn't work for everyone though.

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Comment from: Savella 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 07

I have fibromyalgia. My brain was always hazy and I could sleep 14 hrs and still felt dead tired. I noticed within a couple weeks of taking it that I could remember things and felt good when I woke up after 6 hrs of sleep. It has been a great drug for me.

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Comment from: Savella 45-54 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 07

I have fibromyalgia. My brain was always hazy and I could sleep 14 hrs and still felt dead tired. I noticed within a couple weeks of taking it that I could remember things and felt good when I woke up after 6 hrs of sleep. It has been a great drug for me.

Related Reading: fibromyalgia

Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: December 04

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