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Have you tried Savella for CFS?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Questus, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Questus

    Questus Senior Member

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    Today I had a new doctor recommend Savella to me for CFS. I've had CFS for 25 years and was a patient of Dr. Cheney's for 10 years but am currently without a good CFS doctor.

    I tried to explain to this doc that CFS and FM are not the same disease, but my words fall on deaf ears.

    My questions are these:

    Do you have CFS, and have you tried Savella?

    Did it help you?

    Did you have weight gain? I mention this because I tried Cymbalta six years ago, and it helped, but I am small boned and the weight gain was just too much.

    Thank You and Bright Blessings...
     
  2. spindrift

    spindrift Plays With Voodoo Dollies

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    Welcome to the forums, Questus!

    We have a thread here on Savella (or it's generic):

    http://forums.aboutmecfs.org/showthread.php?3256-FM-sufferers-dont-miss-this-A-really-good-study

    As far as fibro=CFS goes, I am diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I am certain that it is the same as CFS.
    I see fibro as CFS plus the pain. I know that people diagnosed with CFS have pain too, so I guess it
    is the tender point diagnostic where they draw the line. I qualify for every CFS criteria out there.

    Dr. David Bell mentions in his video, that the fatigue in fibro is the same as CFS. Here is the link:

    http://vimeo.com/9051294
     
  3. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    My Dr's office had me try a trial dosage that they give away and I did not notice any improvement. I think some of my recent med changes have caused some weight gain, not sure, but want to mention to Drs. I am taking it easier on myself since I had a flare up in the fall!
     

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