I've been on savella for 3 monnths and thought it was helping but here lately I'm just down physically and cant do what I was doing before.Im only 29 and I tell myself this has to be something else but Im getting to where I feel like I have no immunity at all,feel tired and just worn out all the time,and my back pain has been twice as bad.It did help my muscles but what gives?Could ther be something else wrong?
I think you should see your doctor. Just make them aware of the down turn in your condition.
The link below has reviews on Savella, made by people who have used it. You may find it useful - just to get an idea on what other people experienced.
I just started to wean off Savella after eight months of begging my doctors to let me discontinue. To be reasonable to my doctors, I was withdrawing off other medications and a two month break to establish a baseline was fair; but painful. I am now sleeping better, in less pain in all sorts of places, and have less GI discomfort. I have never taken well to SNRI or SSRI drugs, about 11 different drugs over the years, but this was the longest, mildest growth of adverse symptoms I have ever had experienced. Good to start on it and then a train-wreck near the end.
I had to start to see a psychiatrist three times a year for alternative drugs. He states that I do not tolerate SNRI or SSRI drugs very well. The severity of the effects was startling. I have about seven years on you in age but have experienced the additional suffering taken from everyone active, doubtful, or suspicious that surrounds your life.
I would suggest listing the side effects on a journal to share with your doctor when you discuss these issues, it really helps make a point in ten minutes or less. I call in to the doctors staff and go over it with them-and to save money/time-in case they want me to stay on a medication, change dosages, or take another medication.
I was told several times that it takes up to four months for Savella to reach its full effects and though in pain offered to increase dosage. I have also read that dose adjustments are often used to enhance or decrease the drug's effects based on medical criteria.
Good luck, I have had medical professionals discount what I say, because too many areas are problematic-unless you get lucky-so the diary idea shortens the process of identification and creates a time-line (even a phone calendar with notes and the fact that the issue is altering your life enough that you spend time on it daily). We are talking about a safe alternative to pain relief, so most doctors, and patients too, wish it will work and dislike to give up on the drug. I am rare in my sensitivity to drugs affecting the nervous symptom, so this is very rare. Also, my alternative is no drugs for pain. I wish you luck.
- Savella Information for Consumers
- Savella Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Savella (detailed)
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