... itching started yesterday. No rashes or hives just itchy, especially in scalp. Was supposed to take 25 mg. 2 times today but took just took 1 25 mg pill. Savella also gave the "the crazies" the first 3 days but today I'm ok and the fibro pain is greatly reduced. I first started on Cymbalta but had bad diarrhea. That continues even on a low dose of savella. Has anyone else had these side effects? I'm over 60, had fibro for over 25 yrs and wonder if my age makes me more likely to have side effects although I have no other present health issues or medications (except for ambien for sleep but only .5 mg. Any help will be very much appreciated. BRuthD
Cymbalta cause diarrhea in me too and it took awhile after off the cymbalta for the diarrhea to stop. 14 weeks off the crap and I find that I still get diarrhea very easily. I think it just is going to take some time for the intestines to settle down from the cymbalta as it is rather hard on the intestines.
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I stopped taking Savella for about a month. My scalp stopped itching and I didn't have constapation BUT the fibro pain started again. I am on my third day of starting over and the scalp itching is returning. I have a little all over itching but not like the scalp itches. I guess we have to weigh the pain to the itching. Is it worth the itching not to have the pain? I say yes. I have chronic back pain and have to get steroid spinal injections about every 3 months, its great not having to deal with both the pains. Just hang in there for about a month and things will work out.
I have been in Savella for 5 days. I think I might be having success except I am ITCHING myself to death. All over. No rash. My feet, my thighs, my back, my butt checks, my stomach. It is driving me crazy. Nothing else has worked against my fibro and the chance this might work thrills me. But I can't keep taking it if I am going to keep itching.
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