I have not changed my eating habits to put on weight... 10# in about two weeks. I exercise daily and eat a good diet.There are no other symptoms, conditions or new meds that I have started. I was wondering if anyone taking Savella has had a problem with weight gain.I have also had a terrible time with sleep since I started Cymbalta. I am thinking of switching to Savella but do not want to run into the same issue. I am allergic to gabapentin so Lyrica is not an option for me. I also have Crohn's disease but that is under control. I am not on steroids. I am feeling very discouraged and not sure what to do.Also, if I decide to stop Cymbalta, what is the best way to taper off of it? I appreciate any feedback or input. Thanks in advance.
Hi there. I went on Savella from Cymbalta bc i couldn't get over the strange side effects. Waking up dizzy. My eyes took forever to adjust in the mornings. I started Savella 50mg twice a day for several months. I lost weight and asked my rheumatologist about it being related to the new medication. She said i was on a "baby" dose and that most people eat more and gain weight who are on it. So idk if it is from the Savella or not but i have not gained any weight although i just got my appetite back recently. And i also got upped to 100mg twice a day but havent started that yet. I take it in addition to Tramadol and it does help the pain but not much so im hoping the increased dosage will further improve the pain. Good luck to you!
I had just tried Cymbalta myself BC I have Fibro bad. Yes it gave me insomnia badly and I wanted to eat everything in sight. I had the same issue with Prozac, also loosing hair.
I'm back on my Welbutrin and it is awesome. I don't have the cravings and I back to sleeping good.
I hope this helps and good Luck!
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