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Has anyone tried the new drug Sevella? I'm on my 4th day and it's really been tough!!
Posted on 04/18/10, 06:08 pm
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Reply #1 - 04/18/10  6:25pm
" Yes, I took it for a week. I can't handle any fibro med though. I prefer opioids for pain and marijuana ;-) "
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Reply #2 - 04/18/10  6:41pm
" Yeah, I'm on it and yes it seems to be rough starting out on just about everyone! I stuck with it until I got to 100 mg and since I have been was on a steady dose I am fine. I had to up the dose slower than most because of the symptoms though. I feel at least 50% better now than I did before I started taking it. "
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Reply #3 - 04/18/10  8:09pm
" I just started taking Savella too. Im on my 7th day . I move up from 50 2x's a day to -100 2x's a day tomorrow. I'm on a Titration pack. Are you.? I also take Lyrica 100mg a day for a TN diagnosis too.

I 've been told we have to give it time to work! I hope your doing ok. "
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Reply #4 - 04/18/10  8:11pm
" Yes I did and it made me really ill. I haven't heard of too many folks having success with it.The new drugs have so many horrific side effects for us all that I wish they would quit pushing them on everyone. "
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Reply #5 - 04/18/10  8:14pm
" been on it 2 wks now and i am doing great so far hope it lasts!! "
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Reply #6 - 04/18/10  8:17pm
" Thank you, I definately get it! "
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Reply #7 - 04/18/10  8:18pm
" Thank you, I'm going to try to stick with it for the two weeks and then we will see. "
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Reply #8 - 04/18/10  8:19pm
" I dont like it, made me very sick to my stomach, so much so I had to get a scrip of meds to keep from getting sick,....still sick. Also tried lyrica ,,,,didnt work either. "
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Reply #9 - 04/20/10  4:19pm
" I have been on Savella for 2 months. I went off of Cymbalta because I think it increased my fatigue, when I started the Savella. The Savella gave me more energy, but I had more pain and was angry-like from it...I guess it's the norepinenephrine that causes that. Now I take the Savella, low dose of Cymbalta and I take Lyrica, so I am on all 3 of the new meds...feel pretty good at the moment. "
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Reply #10 - 04/20/10  4:22pm
" I've been on Savella since June 2009 and it's been great for me. The only lasting effect was a slight increase in my blood pressure which has now normalized again.

I sleep better and I have a bit more energy, and it handles virtually all of the "flu-like" pain of fibromyalgia, but not the myofascial pain so I still do battle with that daily. Lidocaine patches, stretching, and massage are my friends for all that.

Hope it works out for you - seems like it either works really well or makes you really sick - not much in between. "

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