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  • Savella and Fibro

    After years of Hypothyroidism, migraines and finally IC, I absolutely not going to believe that I had fibromyalgia too! I fought the diagnosis for a year. I could not deal with another incurable autoimmune disease. AFter the all over body pain (even in my fingers) became too much to bear, I caved. I could not take cymbalta due to the color of the pills. I refused to take lyrica becuase I have already gained 30 lbs due to this disease. My Dr. Recommended Savella. The body pain is almost totally gone. I am experiencing a bit of nausea and light headedness so I think I am going to stay at this dosage for a few weeks and let my body adjust. If it help my IC somewhere along the line - amazing. If not, it has certainly already help alleviate one problem. Worth a try, just increase the dosage very slowly and take after food. Thought I would share

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    So glad to hear you are having such a good response to the savella. I take cymbalta and like you resisted for a while, just couldn't stand to add another med. Once I got to where I could no longer even lay down and be still without constant pain I called my Dr. I saw results within days.

    Hopefully your side effects will go away with time. So glad you are feeling better, I feel that it does help my IC. Perhaps that is because I just feel better in general or maybe it is helping the IC pain.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Link to the patient information, everything from What is IC? to Disability

    American Urological Association Clinical Guideline
    Diagnosis and Treatment of Intersitial Cysitis/Painful Bladder Syndrom