Does Savella Cause Weight Gain

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Tess Says:


I'm finishing my second week on Savella and feel so much better and have lots of energy. In fact, so much that I can't sleep at night and become very restless. I'm also experiencing constipation and weight gain. I had read that Savella may cause you to loose weight??? What can I expect and will it all get better eventually??



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Verwon Says:

Savella contains the active ingredient Milnacipran, it's an SNRI that is used to treat Fibromyalgia.

Weight gain is generally not a common side effect of this class of medications, but some people have reported experiencing it, as a side effect.

Other side effects may include: nausea, dizziness and constipation.

As with any medication, side effects usually hit their peak between 4 to 6 weeks of use and then gradually start to taper off.

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https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Milnacipran/­

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Wendy Says:

My fibromyalgia symptoms presented in the mid 1990's went through a nightmare of Dr.'s who either misdiagnosed my fibromyalgia pain or told me everything from drug seeking to hypochondria and even being told that FM wasn't real. I've been on Cymbalta for years, tried Lyrica & had side effects such as dizziness and blurred vision that made it impossible to continue. Lyrica, in my case, was what I call "The Miracle Cure". I'm curious whether Savella's side effects, like blurred vision etc. may be closer to those associated with Cymbalta or Lyrica?

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Junebug Says:

I began taking Savella 4 days ago for Fibromyalgia and the pain is going away and I have much more energy, however, I am having difficulty going to sleep and have experienced constipation but the most annoying side effect is the top of my scalp itches constantly. Has anyone else experienced this from Savella?? I have always had regular healthy skin, no dermitis or scalp problems until now. I ate salad, nuts, fruit and took Magnesium with my calcium twice yesterday with lots of water and constipation is much better today. I take the Savella with food so haven't been nauseous.

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Bribri Says:

Side effect of sertraline?
I need this for Sleping but does not work.
I take 25 mg but don't want to take more because around 4h I feel so tired and I need to drive.

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