Cymbalta, Savella now Lyrica --- Whoa!
O.K., so I was on Cymbalta for several months and at first it helped with the fibro pain and then the pain relief went way down, like more than 50%. So my doc put me on Savella. After a couple of months it offered me almost total pain relief and all of the side affects had subsided and it was wonderful. Then I ended up in ICU for four days with a short interval v-tach and the Cardiologists thought that the Savella was contributing because it was making my BP higher so they took me off of it. I was on nothing for six weeks until my next Doc appointment. BTW, the Cardiologist said my heart is fine now.
So....my doc agreed that it was not a good idea for me to be on the Savella and he put me on Lyrica. This is the start of the 5th day I have been on it, so I haven't noticed any pain relief yet, I know I need to give it a while.
Who has experience with Lyrica? I am scared about the weight gain. I am counter-acting that possibility with a low carb diet and exercise. I may not lose any weight (or maybe I will) but I sure don't want to gain any!!! Also, has anyone experienced fibro pain relief on Lyrica?
I guess I've run the gamut now of all of the fibro meds?