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Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
4/22/2015 7:51:59 PM

Reviewer: Dogwood, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Have taken 6.5 wks & am up to 200 mg/day. Savella replaced cymbalta. Pain levels WORSE. insomnia, face flush, sweating, dry mouth & dry eyes. Mouth so dry I got horrible mouth ulcer. Eyes miserable. Neuro wants me to stay on for 3 mos to give it a chance to work & side effects to subside. They are getting worse. I will give it 1 more week. Do not think I can deal with side effects wit ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
4/22/2015 1:20:56 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
1/25/2015 1:10:54 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Love Savella for my Fibromyalgia pain! But had to stop after a year from developing heart palpitations and SEVERE sweating. Wish I could find something that works as well as Savella without the side effects.

Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
12/7/2014 9:44:39 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have fibromyalgia. My brain was always hazy and I could sleep 14 hrs and still felt dead tired. I noticed within a couple weeks of taking it that I could remember things and felt good when I woke up after 6 hrs of sleep. It has been a great drug for me.

Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
11/12/2014 11:41:26 PM

Reviewer: Chris, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on Savella for 5 years after trying everything else with NO pain relief. I was diagnosed nearly 20 years ago and have functioned at a high level. I dealt with dry eyes, shogren's and depression at first but within a month I felt like a new person. I still have excess sweating and have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but I can't imagine my life without Savella. I am beginning t ... Show Full Comment

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