I was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia about a month ago. My doctor has just started me on the Savella Titration Starter Kit and it has sent my anxiety level through the roof! Is anyone else on this medicine and how is it for you if so?

I have not ever tried Savella

I have not ever tried Savella myself, so I cannot answer personally to your query regarding anxiety and Savella.

However, I would counsel you to discuss your anxiety with your physician, as this is not a normal side effect of the drug. It may be that this drug is not for you! Or it may be that the anxiety will settle once you have been on the drug a little longer. Only you can determine whether the anxiety is tolerable or not- it sounds as though it may not be from your post.

There are other drugs approved for the treatment of fibromyalgia that you may tolerate better, without feeling anxious.


Jennifer Bunn, RN


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Fibromyalgia is a prevalent condition that affects many people in the United States. Approximately 3.7 million Americans have Fibromyalgia. That is 1 in every 73 people.

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