I have had back surgery, and then in a bad car accident that totally messed my back and neck up. I have tried many of the medications I hear everyone talking about for over a year now. My PM dr.just told me that, now my cronic pain has turned into Fibomyalgia along with DDD, nerve damage, Artharitis and much more. I was on Cymbalta 60 mgs. a day, so he gave me a weeks sample of 30mgs of Cymbalta and started me on Savella Titration Pack. I was wondering if anyone else started Savella, while being weened off Cymbalta? Thanks for taking the time to talk to me :)
I have been on cymbalta and many other pills like that for back pain and nerve damage from 6 back surgeries but stopped taking it because it was a waste of money as it did not do anything for me. My wife though started the Savella and had a bad allergic reaction to her where her face to the top of her breasts turned bright red and burning bad. I would be carefull taking it as they give these pills out because they are not narcotics and I know they may help some people I think it is just a money scam for the pharmasutical companies. Some reason Dr are scared to give you the pills that actually help aqnd keep wasting my time and money on these anti depressants they pass on that are worthless.
I don't know how much help I can be but I am actually wanting to wean from Savella to Cymbalta. On another forum I belong to, many of the members have done low doses of both to wean off one and add another. However, there is potential for serious consequences when using both, so I am actually getting ready to go to see my pharmacist about this and I will let you know what I find out.
I am also thinking about doing this and would like to know what is the best way to ween off cymbalta and switch to savella. I have been on cymbalta for 4 months and it has improved by mood but has not done anything for the fibro pain and fatigue. These 2 drugs both work the same way and increase levels of norepinephrine and seratonin in the brain but i have heard that savella helps more with the fatigue. It may however increase your blood pressure and pulse rate.
I was on 30 mg of Cymbalta and loved it other then my cold sweats (all night every night) so since I was on such a low dose my Dr. started me on 25mg of Savella for 1 week then 25mg 2 times a day the next week and working up. I am on week 2, still having cold sweats and some discontinuation from Cymbalta making me feel super depressed and bringing back my back pain. I'm waiting it out. I am VERY sensitive to medications.
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