Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My Adventures with Savella: Weeks 2 and 3, Almost a month!

I've been putting off this post for a while now. I noticed that I only have 3 days left of my titration pack of Savella and thought I better get to it!

What can I say though, being at 50mg 2 times a day for almost 3 weeks now has been pretty swell. I haven't noticed any adverse side-effects, other than the appetite suppression. Which is good for getting off the almost 50 pounds I gained while on Lyrica. There is no increased fog like I noticed with the Lyrica. I also think I am having some improvement with pain. Today I sewed for 4 hours or so with no distractions and no pain, almost finishing an entire dress. Inevitably my back screamed "STOOOOOOPPPP!", so I did. I am very happy with what was accomplished and haven't done this well since getting sick. I'd say that is an improvement right there.

So it's not anywhere near perfect, but I have noticed a difference. I think it can only get better from here.

In other news I should be hearing about my SSI/SSDI with in the month, which will really make me feel better about my reduced work hours. Life with fibro is expensive, and very stressful when you can't work as much as you need to. I've also opened up an Etsy store selling clothing I have made. The link is www.etsy.com/seraphimfeathers If anyone here has an Etsy shop, I would love to have a look!

One last thing before I am off: The dress I was working on today is going to be featured, along with 3 other garments by me in Full Fashion Panic at SGMS. I've got until August to finish all the garments, and I feel that with this new found productivity I will be able to do that no problem. :-)

If you have any questions for me about Savella or anything covered in this blog that haven't been answered here please feel free to email me at fibrolita@gmail.com


  1. I also had very adverse effects and weight gain with Lyrica, went back to Cymbalta (originally prescribed for depression) and now at a level that I can tolerate the pain much better. I'm glad Savella is working so well for you! ^_^

  2. I have been nervous of trying savella. Tried Lyrica and it didn't do anything for me. Maybe I will try savella. I love sewing too!

  3. Thank you for updating! I hope you continue to feel better!

  4. I am curious to hear more about how much it is helping your pain. My doctor and I decided against Savella because I am on a beta-blocker and have some blood pressure issues secondary to dysautonomia. I'm glad you are able to tolerate it and hope it continues to help with pain and weight loss. :-)