Hi, my ins will not pay for Lyrcia but it will not pay for this one either she gets alot of sample of Savella so she is planning on getting them to me. It really ***** dr can not do there jobs cuz of Ins not paying for the drugs that work.
Thank you, Terri
That seems to be what a few people have told it helps for awhile and then not really.
I have been taking Savella since July and have had no side effects that I know of. I take other meds too. But not sure it is necessarily helping me all that much either so I am going to talk to doctor to see about getting off of it. I would like to get my list of meds down and I think that is one that I could get off of. The only thing I would like though, is to have some kind of med for pain when it gets really bad, not small everyday pain, but the bad stuff. So, you could try it and see what it does for you. I know initially I thought it was making a big difference, Now, I am not so sure. Let us know!
i found the best medicine that worked for my fibromyalgia pain was lyrica but with my sleep apnea its hard for me to take lyrica because it can make you totally relaxed
Have you had a look here?:
There is lots of helpful information about common side effects for the drug, and also links to many other locations where the drug is being discussed online. It was a helpful source for me. Just drill down into any of the side effects to view the links back to original forum discussions where the side effect was extracted.
All people are different and everyone can react differently to the same medication, so please only take this information as my personal experience.
I, myself, was not able to use Savella. I did try it for my fibro, but was not able to continue it after just a couple of doses. It made me EXTREMELY hyper, made my heart race, nauseas, bad headaches and actually made my pain worse. I had the same type of reaction to Cymbalta.
I have, however, heard of several people on these forums who have or are using it and are getting good results from it without all those side effects that I experienced. So, as I said, everyone is different and can react differently to the same medication.
Did your doctor give you any information about the medication - what to expect from it, side effects, etc.,? A good person to talk to about medications and their possible side effects, etc., would be your pharmacist. They are a wealth of knowledge in these areas. I also quite often use the website drugs.com - I find it very informative and helpful.
These two suggestions are simply additional tools where you may be able to find out some information about your medications - not in any way meant that you can't or shouldn't post questions here at medhelp. We hope you'll stay active here and ask whatever questions you may have.
Best of luck!