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I have been taking Savella for over 5 years, maybe 6 now, and prefer if very much to all the other things I have tried for Fibro. I have tried Lyrica and Cymbalta, Gabapentin, Neurontin, and honestly I forget how many meds I tried. I was told that Savella was formulated specifically for fibromyalgia, and it was at that time the only drug available specifically made for fibro symptoms. I don't know if that is still the case, but I do know that it has helped me feel better without side effects, which I cannot say for any of the others I tried. Good luck, I hope this helps
Hi dlhyde I have taken some of everything like most. I take a combination of Cymbalta, Oxycodone and Gralise. This combination works for me. Each person is different, what works for you might not work for someone else. Dr.'s Have to do trial and error before it meet your needs. So don't give up and be patient you will find what works for you.
I couldn't tolerate any of the other medications for fibromyalgia, but Trazodone has helped me greatly. The small doses that I started with helped me. But to get the best help from it, I had to work up the dose over years to get the dose that I now take due to the drowsiness that it causes. Definitely a med that you would only want to take at night which is also used as a sleeping aid.
I also use lidocaine patches (which are now avail in generic and are therefore covered under some insurance). I use a compounded cream of lido/ketamine/gabapentin which i did pay cash for $90/month (until the sleazy pharmacy realized they would get more money if they "helped" my with my $140 co-pay so they could get insurance to pay some and me to pay some if they reduced my co-pay).
I use celebrex 400mg per day along with omeprozole. Docs finally realized that NSAIDS, even the coated ones like mobic and celebrex, cause crazy amounts of acid which causes people not to be able to stay on them long term. You can literally pick your favorite NSAID and pair it with your favorite acid reducer and see what works (with your docs recommendation of course). Most docs need prodding but are very open to this type of treament plan.
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