My MD prescribed me a trial pack of Savella for possible Fibro, but it didn't help, I really think it was a placebo, is there a way to find out if it was? I took up to 19 days of the Savella, then went to see a Neurologist. Under current study and treatment for nerve pain. The Neuro Dr. said to stop the Savella and just start taking the Lyrica. He didn't say I had to wean off the Savella. The Neuro seems pretty bright. Any thoughts or suggestions? I'm thinking I wasn't on the Savella long enough for it to be harmful to stop abrubtly. The Neuro said he is most surely I don't have Fibro but is looking at periferal neuropathy. I have a nerve test scheduled on Sept. 8th, I'm scared, as I don't have a very high pain threshold. Also, is a nerve test real painful? I kind of want to know what I'm in store for. Thanks for any information.
Lyrica is the new wonder drug for nerve pain and I think you should take it.
As far as the nerve test goes, I had one years ago and I didn't find it painful. I had a herniated disc on l4-5 and my rt leg was losing mass and I was suffering from sciatica pain. So I wouldn't be to worried about the test. Hopefully you can start the lyrica asap. Good luck...
I had hoped that savella was going to work for you. The Neuro seems as bright as the rheumy that I went to. I know that I did read that you have to be weaned off of savella.
I don't know if I would just stop taking it suddenly, it's your health. You will be the one having all of the with drawals, I quess the Doctor didn't think about that. I don't know how long that you have to be on it to not have side effects. But I did have a nerve test done for carpal tunnel, it did shock a bit. It's just little jolts of electricity, I don't think it will hurt you that bad. I'm not saying that it doesn't hurt, but it's not something that you can't tolerate. Well good luck!
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