Re: side effects of Savella for Fibromyalgia
Hi Foxy, my gastro already prescribes symax for my IBS, so he told me to double them, one in morning and one at night and to use Miralax every morning. I gave it a try, but it did not help. Since the Savella did absolutely NOTHING for my fibro or fatigue, I just stopped taking it and kept up the symax and miralax for a while and it corrected itself. The only thing that would help while on the Savella was a laxative called Correctol and I had to double that dosage. Believe me, I tried going down on the meds and titrating back up and cutting the dosage in half, everything I could think of. Without success! Savella is an old antidepressant (milnaciprin) that the pharmaceutical company put a new label on and put it out there for Fibromyalgia. My Rheumy tried to tell me if I couldn't take Savella then the next drug would be cymbalta. I said no it won't, I don't need an antiD and most of all my insurance company won't pay for it. By the way for those who take cymbalta, I have heard that sometime this year there may be a generic coming out for it.