Skip to content

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Savella oral.

Overall User Ratings

902 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

1-5 of 804 Next»
Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
12/7/2014 9:44:39 AM

Reviewer: Savella, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have fibromyalgia. My brain was always hazy and I could sleep 14 hrs and still felt dead tired. I noticed within a couple weeks of taking it that I could remember things and felt good when I woke up after 6 hrs of sleep. It has been a great drug for me.

Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
11/12/2014 11:41:26 PM

Reviewer: Chris, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on Savella for 5 years after trying everything else with NO pain relief. I was diagnosed nearly 20 years ago and have functioned at a high level. I dealt with dry eyes, shogren's and depression at first but within a month I felt like a new person. I still have excess sweating and have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, but I can't imagine my life without Savella. I am beginning t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
11/11/2014 7:27:19 AM

Reviewer: Momalalala, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Stared taking in FEB 2010 for fibromyalgia. Didn't think it would do anything but I was wrong. I found out how much it did work when I forgot to renew.

Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
6/19/2014 12:27:12 PM

Reviewer: Tami S, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Savella started working right away to treat my Fibromyalgia. At first had some mild side effects but once I was on the full dose my Dr prescribed I started having severe headaches and developed tingle in my arms and legs as well as other side effects. In the end the side effects were worse than the pain from the fibromyalgia. Was on this medications about 6 weeks before all the side effects rea ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Disorder characterized by Stiff, Tender & Painful Muscles
4/23/2014 11:07:18 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have had excessive sweating for the last year while on this medication. Had the same problem with Cymbalta. BP has went up and heart rate has been running in the 120's and 130's. On a beta blocker and still having trouble with HR. Got off Savella and the sweating has stopped but after being off the medication 2 days the pain is increasing.

1-5 of 804 Next»

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

feet
Solutions for 19 types.
MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
pregnancy test and calendar
Helping you get pregnant.
build a better butt
How to build a better butt.
lone star tick
How to identify that bite.
woman standing behind curtains
How it affects you.
brain scan with soda
Tips to avoid complications.
row of colored highlighter pens
Tips for living better.
psoriasis
How to keep flares at bay.
woman dreaming
What Do Your Dreams Say About You?
spinal compression fracture
Treatment options.

Newsletters

Subscribe to free WebMD newsletters.

  • WebMD Daily

    WebMD Daily

    Subscribe to the WebMD Daily, and you'll get today's top health news and trending topics, and the latest and best information from WebMD.

  • Men's Health

    Men's Health

    Subscribe to the Men's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, nutrition, and more from WebMD.

  • Women's Health

    Women's Health

    Subscribe to the Women's Health newsletter for the latest on disease prevention, fitness, sex, diet, anti-aging, and more from WebMD.

By clicking Submit, I agree to the WebMD Terms & Conditions & Privacy Policy

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.