I am on Savella for my fibromyalgia. I am on day 26 on my titration pack. Up til now it has been a miracle drug! Since day 3 my pain has been almost nonexistent, except for some stress headaches and nech pain taken care of with OTC Tylenol or Aleve. Had profuse sweating which is decreasing as well. However, the last 3 days have alarmed me. I have started with afternoon and evening sickening pain. Same ol same ol. Last night I cheated and finally took half of a 50 mg Savella tablet. I do believe it helped immensely! Should I go to my doc with this or is it too soon to increase!
I would go to the dr and talk to him about increasing your dose if you feel it helped. If you have to wait to see him/her for a few days, stop at the pharmacy you got the prescription from and ask about the maximum dosage for Savella so you don't go over it and let them know that you are going to be increasing what you are taking even though you haven't seen the dr before. Hopefully you will get some constructive advice from them about increasing your dosage and get in to see your dr soon.
I have been on Savella for a couple months now. At the 50 mg twice a day level I was still having significant pain. Now I am on 100 mg twice a day and I can tell a big difference in my pain levels. Don't be afraid to ask the doctor for an increased dosage... it sounds like its exactly what is needed.
- Savella Information for Consumers
- Savella Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Savella (detailed)
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