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Fibromyalgia 267 reviews 19 medications
   
6.8
Summary of Savella reviews 267 reviews 6.8

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For Fibromyalgia "I've almost reached the end of my titration pack and I'm going to continue using this medication. So far, I haven't had a huge improvement in pain but it does seem to help a small amount. I'm hoping this improves. My mood has become so much better. I have the desire to want to go out and do things again. I'm happier. That itself, has made a big difference in my life. I feel more like myself again after years and years of clinical depression. At the beginning, it did make me feel very nauseous. This only happened for a few days. It's worth going through!"

   
8.0

ThisIsAgoodOne February 7, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "3 months on Savella experienced no relief for Fibromyalgia. Dr increased dosage to double. Even though I was experiencing severe constipation to point of rectal bleeding, insomnia, intense pain. 2 months later I experienced severe seizure, stopped breathing, heart beating, resulting in a stroke."

   
1.0

Imame (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 28, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "I started titrating and I'm close to reaching max dose of 50mg 2x day. I have experienced severe insomnia, restlessness, and anxiety along with depression. I also take abilify, Ativan, klonopin, and extended release ambien and I still can't fall asleep. The fibro pain however, is almost gone."

   
3.0

Purple flowers (taken for less than 1 month) January 11, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia "I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia 4 years ago. Have tried lyrica, cymbalta, flexeril and all I experienced was nausea and no relief of my pain, itching and general discomfort. Savella has been the only medication to relieve my symptoms with only mild dizziness. Unfortunately my insurance will not cover it in 2016 and my cost will be over $130/month."

Alime December 29, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "At first it helped with pain and fatigue but after two years, bad side effects. Hot flashes, not hormonal, pain, fatigue etc. Trying to stop taking it but having lots of leg cramps while titrating off. Good luck all!"

   
1.0

PainSucksAllTheTime (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 27, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "I am on day 14 of the starter pack and I have to stop. I have had nausea, vomiting, dizzy spells, blurry vision, drunk feeling. I was stopping Venlefexine and slowly tapering off while starting savella. I had a rash for about 24 hours too. This is the worst side effects from a medication I have ever had. I have also lost about 4 pounds in 3 days because I have not been able to eat."

   
3.0

T t December 23, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "I have recently started taking Savella and it has really made a difference in my mood, clarity and desire to do things. I have less pain....still have pain but some how it's not as debilitating. Very pleased so far.....as far as side effects ....I have most of the issues it causes any way so not sure how I would know if it was fibro or the drug. This has been a very postive experience. I still take Lyrica .....this is one I would like to stop taking but I can't convince my neurologist."

   
10

DebHanna December 16, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "After years and years of pain and lack of energy, finally got my life back only after 5 days on it and I am back to be my old me. Love it!!!"

   
10

josefina colon November 10, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "Today is my 4th day on the 4-week titration. I'm starting the 25mg today. The first 2-days I felt a burning in the back of my throat. By the third day it was considerably less. On the the second day (12.5mg) I already began to feel the benefits of the medications. The pain had subsided and my energy was back! The extreme burning sensation in my upper back was gone. I'm hopeful that this medication will help me return to work. I still have the pain in my hands. The only con is the excessive sweating primarily in the evening. I'm hoping this will subside. On day two my head was drenched but I had energy and my pain level went from an 8 to a 4. I wil continue to update my progress."

   
10

lillypurpleberry November 1, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "After years of pain, I was diagnosed with fibro about two years ago. I thought I could change my diet and lifestyle to make the pain go away. Using vitamins, going gluten free, light supportive yoga etc. After suffering for about 5 years I finally broke down and went back to my doctor to ask for medication. She gave me savella. I have just completed the graduated starter pack, and let me tell you....work thru the nausea, insomina, dizziness and headaches. I have never felt this good in my life. I still don't have much of an appetite, and get a headache here and there, and from my clothes hanging off of me, I know I have lost weight. (I refuse to own a scale, they are evil!) I start my second month tomorrow, and pray that this continues."

   
10

littleabner October 28, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "Savella has changed my life. I can't believe that I do not have anymore pain after 15 years. My legs, and arms would ache me so bad. I would cry day after day. The only thing I hate is the out of pocket money I have to pay, because of insurance not wanting to pay. They wanted me to try the other drugs first. Was not on their list I guess UnitedHealthCare. They approved, but I still have to pay a lot."

   
10

Lucada September 9, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "Very effective for fibromyalgia pain. Does not help with fatigue."

   
9.0

Anonymous September 7, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "It helped me I almost felt normal, but the hot flashes the sweating and I was mean"

   
8.0

honey64 August 9, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "It has helped me more than anything I have ever tried. I was able to get off pain medicine. I have tried everything , it is wonderful."

   
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Ltrain May 27, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "I have taken Savella now, 100 mg 2 times a day for 5 years now, with Fantastic results. I have tried so many including cymbolta, which worked well also, but I had many side effects. I recently saw a neurologist and he had never seen anyone take 100 mg twice a day, but it was the only way it worked for me. I was able to stop Taking Gabapentin, which I took 3 times a day. My pain on Savella has gone from 10 to zero."

   
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CherylannHutch May 6, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "I've been on Savella since 2010 (5 years). I had tried Cymbalta and Lyrica prior to Savella--both of those made me gain so much weight I became depressed. Savella was amazing after the two weeks of hellish side effects to get on it. I had brain zaps, manic phases, irritability, sweating, and sleeplessness--then no symptoms for 4 years. In the last year, I've developed tachycardia--which I blame on Savella. Interestingly, I've also developed idiopathic anaphylactic allergies in the last year. All in all, I think Savella did it's job and pulled me out of the cycle of pain. It practically cured my vulvadynia. But I would have had another child if the pregnancy side effects were known."

   
8.0

Chippette March 26, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "I was given a 4 week titration pack to try Savella for my Fibromyalgia. I started noticing night sweats & hot flashes. Then on day 19 I was working at a show & had flushing, increased BP, Pulse & sweats so bad that my clothing was wet. I felt like my heart was going to explode. I must have some "lost moments" where I didn't know what I was doing. It was pretty scary so I stopped taking them & told my doctor on my followup visit."

   
1.0

gourdguru (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "Really wanted this to work had allergic reaction to Cymbalta but it was helping fibro so tried Savella. Have been doing titration pack. Never got higher than 50 mg in 3 weeks but my neck has been stiff, headache, stomach pain, bloating, anxiety increased achy feeling like the flu. So I plan to stop it and see if things improve . Diagnosed with fibromyalgia 20 years ago and haven't felt this bad in a long time. So disappointed."

   
1.0

jaisa January 20, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia "Works great, don't miss a dose! Helps a lot with pain."

   
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Danvic (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 24, 2014

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For Fibromyalgia "I have taken Savella just under 2 years and it has helped my pain and anxiety levels much better than expected. It has cause some weight gain, hot flashes and swelling but is far better than the alternative."

   
8.0

blueagent November 11, 2014

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For Fibromyalgia "I believe Savella has been the most effective out of everything I've tried. I've had no side effects and it works quickly. My only complaint is after a year and a half my body built up a tolerance and I had to stop taking it for a while. I'm happy to say that I'm back on it and I'm pain free."

   
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Cakemaker (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 7, 2014

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For Fibromyalgia "I have been on Savella more than ten years. I take 100 mg. twice a day. When I first started, it did help me. Now, I've been having a terrible time sleeping, dry mouth, constipation and ALL of the "other" side effects listed. I never would have believed that this was WHY I was having so many negative side effects...especially since this is NOT the only medication I take. At first it was just the sweating....now ALL the side effects are bothersome. I am definitely going to talk to Rheumatologist about titrating off....also having a sleep study to see if this is indeed the problem. Sleep Study Doctor has said that this medication after so long, WILL interfere with sleep and other problems."

   
6.0

5babies June 29, 2014

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For Fibromyalgia "I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after suffering from pains in various parts of my body, exhaustion, and overall lack of interest in most everything. I've now been on Savella 50 me 2 X day for about two months. My results are astounding. Significant reduction in pain, no more feeling exhausted, more active, and weight loss which I needed anyway. I do have episodes of mania though. There are times it seems like I can't stop talking. I have experienced no negative side effects and truly feel like after about 8 years I've finally gained my life back. I know this is just my story, but I hope others can get the same positive results from this medicine."

   
8.0

JDC0103 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 24, 2014

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For Fibromyalgia "I have been on 100 mg daily for 12 years and have had fairly controlled symptoms compared to others I know with Fibromyalgia. I am increasing my dose to 200 mg daily to help control my anxiety and insomnia. Savella has been a life saver for me!"

   
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Triciajo8 April 28, 2014

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For Fibromyalgia "I first started taking Savella in May of 2009, it had not been on the market long. I used the starter pack from my doctor and noticed positive results right away. Savella interacts with a lot of other medications, so I have to be very careful, especially with serotonin syndrome which I did have symptoms of after taking Savella and Tramadol together. I do get the night sweats and remember more dreams and even have lucid dreams now, both otherwise no other negative side effects. Savella does cause somewhat rapid weight loss for me (1-2lbs a week, but I have it to spare). Decreased appetite as well. It really helps control my fibromyalgia symptoms, Savella is my miracle."

   
9.0

Amanda T. (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 25, 2014

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