Do you mean Savella? I'm on 100mg of it a day for my fibro and I love it! It made me nausous at first and at each dosage increase and it made me a bit of an emotional rollercoaster for a week or two, but after that it really helped with the pain and the fatigue. It is also "weight neutral" so you shouldn't gain or lose on it, which is better than gaining at least. If you can stick it out through the initial side effects that may last a few weeks it is totally worth it! Good luck!
My Aunt has Fibro and was switched to Savella also and it greatly improved her pain. Unfortunately her Medicare Part D refused to pay for it as it has no generic but later on in her doctor's office I saw that they are to use a special code for the insurance companies to get it approved.
On Lyrica she had weight gain in the 1st month, swelling of her legs and feet, and generally didn't feel well. For her she had no side effects like the 1st answer but we are all different when it comes to taking medications.
My Aunt felt that this medication helped her more than a stronger opiate she was on at the time which was Kadien; a morphine type of drug.
Just make sure your insurance will pay for it as it is expensive if they do not cover it.
Great advice RSD!!! :)
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