... My instructions were to stop the Effexor and take the Savella instead. When I have tried to stop Effexor by weaning off in the past, I was never successful due to severe dizziness and headache. This is my third day on Savella and off the Effexor, and I am having dizziness and nausea ongoing. Immediately after taking the Savella, I break out in a sweat and get very nauseated. I am having wild dreams and nightmares. Cannot work due to above symptoms. When any of you have started Savella, were your symptoms the same or are mine more extreme? I don't know if these are normal reactions to starting Savella. I have a call in to my MD. I am not very happy with the Savella right now.