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Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
6/19/2014 12:27:12 PM

Reviewer: Tami S, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Savella started working right away to treat my Fibromyalgia. At first had some mild side effects but once I was on the full dose my Dr prescribed I started having severe headaches and developed tingle in my arms and legs as well as other side effects. In the end the side effects were worse than the pain from the fibromyalgia. Was on this medications about 6 weeks before all the side effects rea ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
4/23/2014 11:07:18 PM

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Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have had excessive sweating for the last year while on this medication. Had the same problem with Cymbalta. BP has went up and heart rate has been running in the 120's and 130's. On a beta blocker and still having trouble with HR. Got off Savella and the sweating has stopped but after being off the medication 2 days the pain is increasing.

Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
4/11/2014 7:37:28 AM

Reviewer: Doonie, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Prescribed for Fibromyalgia- had more intense headaches, worsening pain, anxiety. Feel much better now that I am NOT taking it!

Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
3/15/2014 11:15:32 PM

Reviewer: omgihurt, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on sevalla only 6 days. So far no relief from FM pain. I was on Cymbalta for 6 months stopped working after 3 months. Even though I felt immediately better on Cymbalta (like the very next day) it did not last. I started getting FM pain back, crying, and not able to sleep again. So dr put me on savella. The FM pain now can get to a 7 out of 10 I am crying most of the time (from pain) a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
3/12/2014 3:10:15 PM

Reviewer: netters, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have been on every med there is for fibro,and stenois of the spine. It has helped me way more then any other med that the docs tried. My blood pressure does rise but I take 50 mg .of losartan potassium with the savella 25mg .I do this 2xs daily and blood pressure is much better. the night sweats are not horrible like they were when I first started savella I have been on this combo for about 2 y ... Show Full Comment

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