I'm about to start on Savella, and was wondering if anyone could give me a heads up on what to expect. I took Cymbalta for about a year, but discontinued it a year ago.
I know starting the Cymbalta I threw up all the time and mood wise I felt incredibly flat for a few weeks. Is the Savella similar?? About how long did it take you to adjust to it (I know everyone is different.)? I'm doing the taper starter pack, and my doc said probably 3-4 weeks to adjust to it but even longer to get the full benefit.
Has anyone had good pain relief with this one? Or antidepressant type benefits? It looks like one of those you either love it or hate it type drugs...
My doc said it should be energizing to counteract some of the sedation that comes with narcotics, and that it should hopefully prevent any depression issues from being on the narcotics. He said it should also be better than the cymbalta for pain. I did get some pain relief on the Cymbalta, so I'm anxious to see what this new one will do. I hate being on multiple meds, but it sounds like this one could complement the narcotic well and might be worth a try.
After being on Cymbalta I'm very nervous about how rough this is going to be to start and stop-