I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia on Monday. My Rheumotolagist started me on the Savella pack that day. I'm also on 225mg of Effexor XR and 150 mg Wellbutrin. I looked up these interactions and they don't look like they should all be taken together. Does anyone else take this mixture?
25 Jul 2010
Well, Wellbutrin is an dopamine repute inhibitor (DRI), and Effexor XR is an SNRI specifically for Fibro, and Savella is also an SNRI. I currently take Pristiq an SNRI, as well as Tramadol, also an SNRI, but, after weighing out the risk vs. benefit scenario, even thought the tramadol does almost nothing for me, my prior history of being seizure free made my chances highly unlikely. Now, I'm not a doc or anything, but... Savella with Effexor (which even though it's not "officially approved" my impression is that pretty much all SNRI drugs are good for Fibromyalgia). Those two seem to me to be almost the same thing, and very suspect. I at one point had a Rheumotolagist that told me of the new wonderful painkiller introduced to the market, I asked if it was an antidepressant, and he said no, no its not. It's not an SSRI or anything, but it has been reported to make you feel better as a side effect (sued truth, and didn't stay with him very long).
After getting home, I looked Savella up online, and noticed that it was an SNRI!!! I called the doc's nurse, and left a message that I'm already on Pristiq (sounds similar to your situation) and he was totally unaware, even though this doctor is within the same group, and has complete and total access to all of my information. After my fibromyalgia diagnosis, he was just a little too eager to prescribe me Lyrica and Savella, both recognized as Fibro drugs. Once the Rheumotolagist found out, he told me not to fill the script, as it was what he considered to be dangerous. I personally would definitely give your doctor a call to make sure that everything is ok, and also ask about the big red warning signs that you see posted on this sight due to drug to drug interactions. It ended up being my psychologist oddly who solved by fibro problem with (gasp!!) methadone (the only thing that really helped for me, along with a large cocktail of other medications. Of course it was immediately removed. I hope that this is of some help, and do wish the best luck to you!
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