I am sorry that a move is in your future. I can't imagine the pain that packing and unpacking will produce! You have my empathy!
I have not tried Savella. I do not have Fibro so it makes sense that I wouldn't have been prescribed this new medication.
Like you I would try about anything my physician ordered to reduce my pain levels. Hopefully one of our members will have personal information for you. I also would postpone beginning the new medication IF my physician approved.
I hope you have a great time at the Dave Matthews Band in Chicago. Enjoy and regroup.
Please let us know how effective the new medication is for you after you've been on it awhile. Glad to hear from you again.
Hi! I'm going to ask my doctor about this. I'm using the Cymbalta for the fibro and depression. But I'd love to hear how it works for you. Oh wouldn't that be nice if this is the wonder drug!
Thanks Tuck. She isn't in on Fridays, but I did call and leave her a message with my plan and why I wanted to wait. I told her to call me back if she had problems with it, but I doubt she will since she's pretty big on my imput on things like this!
I've tried both Cymbalta and Savella for my fibro - Cymbalta did nothing for my pain at all - Savella made me HORRENDOUSLY jumpy, irritable, heart racing, loose stools, etc. I will NEVER touch it again. I've heard of it helping some people, but I've heard more negative reports on it than the good. Mine was definitely one of the negative experiences.
hmmm....that's what I'm worried about with it. Definately not what I want to find out on my trip. :) I will try it, but jumpy is not what I want to add to my anxiety issues! I also ready that Cymbalta helps with Dopamine and Savella doesn't. And my understanding is that Dopamine helps with pain. Interesting.
Sara - I will definately keep you posted on my experience with it. Have you tried Voltaren Gel? I love it!! It's not a cure all, but it's great for those times when you are waiting on a pain med to kick in, meds are wearing off, or if meds aren't cutting it. I use it on my back, shoulder, neck and hands. If you haven't tried it, see if your doc will let you try some. It's an anti-inflammatory topical gel. I cannot take anti-inflammatories, but since this is topical, not enough gets into my system to cause me issues. It's been a great "tool" for the tool box. :)
Check out some of the experiences with Savella on the Fibromyalgia forum here at MedHelp. Again, there are some with good experiences and others with bad. For my fibro I take Remeron for depression and Lyrica for the pain. It gave me back my life. Yes, in the first week or two there is a sedated feeling but it goes away. With both Savella and Fibro the key is starting at a very low dose and increasing gradually as needed.
Thanks Kitty! I've got Voltaren gel and a Tens Unit. I use them both A LOT!! I just want you to know that I'm SO SORRY you lost your home. I cannot even imagine the anxiety and worry you must be going through. You go on the prayer list! I always pray that God grant you peace. Peace is what you need right now. And a good dose of pain meds!