The one that made such a significant difference in my life (and I mean, it got me off the bed and living again, kind of difference) is not an SSRI, but an SNRI, which means that instead of working on serotonin, it works on norepinephrine. Nerves in our brain fire (reach out) and connect with another nerve, and that is a healthy connection. When they fire, only for that connection to fold back in on itself, that is called "reuptake". SSRI stands for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. Serotonin is one of 3 that we need - the other 2 are Norepinephrine and Dopamine. You see the word "Reuptake" there, and the word "Inhibitor" means to inhibit, to stop.
I spent my life trying SSRIs, only to realize it wasn't Serotonin I needed, but Norepinephrine and Dopamine. The SNRI that gave me my life back is Savella. Talking about why you specifically want it fits right in - it is prescribed for fibromyalgia (which I don't have, but I used to hurt EVERYWHERE). The Dopamine, I got through Wellbutrin, but that's not your question. I hope this helps! :)
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