... experience with Lyrica is significant weight gain which is causing her to consider dropping the treatment. What experience is there with Savella for RSD. Currently the RSD is expressed in ~ 3 fingers of one hand. About 50% mobility with the current Lyrica dosage. Physical therapy on going
I don't have any experience with savella for rsd. I take gabapentin for my rsd. I have rsd in my face, all extremities as well as my back and lower torso. I've heard that there are some nasty side effects from lyrica. My pc doc would not put me on lyrica thank goodness. I titrate up the dose of my gabapentin when necessary. Titrating up lessens the side effects. I am in physical therapy. I do aqua therapy. It is much better for rsd patients than land therapy. Easier on the muscles and joints. I did OT also. Tell your friend it is ok to drop Lyrica and find a medication that better suits her. Blessings, Rollerskater
Hi Mev, first i need to apologize for my typing and spelling, i don't have use of my rt. hand.
I was taking lyrica a few months ago but it was not working so i was taken off of it and changed to Baclofen aqt 10 mg 3xs aday for spsams and pain. i started it 3-20-12, so far it has not helped. i also take fentanyl patches every 72 hrs still have alot of pain, i'm also on carbaamazepine 200mg 1 tab. 2xs aday, valium 10mg. 3xs aday, ambeim for sleep and reglan for nausea no help for nothing. never heard of savella, I wrote it down to ask my Doctor about it, and i will look it up, if it sounds good i am going to see if i can try it. something hsa to work because i am at the point of wanting to give up on everything and just want to go to sleep and never wake up. i was diagnosed oct, 2010, lost 100 % of my rt. arm down to my fingers and that was my good arm, spread to my rt leg and left hand.
sorry i don't know about savella, lyrica did not work for me. you can go to rsdhope.org and that gives alot of info. about rsd, treatment, research among other things. tell her to have faith, it a very bad desease, keep alot of support.
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