I started Savella on 1/22/11.(fro Fibro,.) I am now at the 50mg. twice aday. I feel like I am experiencing anxiety. Don't know if its from the medicine. Has anyone else experienced this with Savella? I feel it is helping with the pain, although it seems you really don't know till being on a Fibro. medicine for a while. Have already been on Lyrica and Cymbalta
Savella is a Serotonin, Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, so it is a wee bit odd that you are having anxiety issues with this med. Usually SNRI's calm people down. You may be having that odd reaction though. Do you have any Ativan or a benzo you can take? Perhaps a call to your doc is in order?
I hope this unpleasant side effect goes away!!! Keep us updated?
Hey ya'll just got the savella pack today from my dr. Seeing more about it before i use this cause i have alot of health issues. I hurt so bad i get sick and vomit the pain is awful. i tried different meds to but none works. i was told i had fibro 2 yrs ago and it just keeps getting worse. I would love to get up one day with no pain but it's never gonna happen i know.
I am not familiar with Savella.
My pain causes major anxiety. When that happens, my muscles constrict and that makes it ten times worse.
I asked for an old medication Serax ,(oxazepam) 15 MG's 6-12-6-12 or four times a day. It has no "Drug Hangover" effect like other medications. I am 76 y/o and still work as a private duty nurse. I have learned that it takes some pain to start regular exercise, that eventually helps get rid of some the pain. I am lucky to have insurance with the "Silver Sneakers" plan to pay for hydro-therpy at the local rehabilitation center, also a workout plan suited to my old bones.
Good luck to you, I hope you get the right medication. You might want to ask your Dr. for a prescription. 10mgs was my starting dose, then went to 15 mg.
- Savella Information for Consumers
- Savella Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Savella (detailed)
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