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Postby Genie65 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:30 pm

Has anyone tried the anti depressant milnaciprin, i think it's also known as savella? I am having some blood tests done before a consultation with Dr. Christophet Jenner a pain specialist who has written a very good book about fibromyalgia. It's unusual to find a doctor who takes seriously all the symptoms of fibro and CFS.
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Postby Genie65 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:34 pm

this should have had the heading"milnaciprin", not what the predictive text made of it Linoleum- complete rubbish, and i have turned off the predictive text on my Kindle!
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Postby dazzleship » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:54 pm

I must admit when I saw the thread title I was curious, wondering what a kitchen floorcovering had to do with fibro :mrgreen:

I haven't tried this medication meself but hopefully someone will come along soon who does know.
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Postby ixel-chick » Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:35 pm

I'm a little late on this one, as the post was made before I signed up. :-D Only found it now searching the forum for "Savella".

I'm on it. It's done wonders. Taken all my pain and fatigue away. Also got rid of the migraines I got when developing fibro. I'm pretty certain it's gotten rid of all my fog too, I think the fact that my head feels "stupid" (for the lack of a better word), is that I've not really used my brain for a year due to the fog. :-D

As a bonus it's also improved my IBS (yay!).


Apart from the initial side effects, there's not really much to mention. Periods much heavier, but last the same amount of time as they used to. Now and then I'll get a "ripple"... or "echo" of the pain I am supposed to be in. It only last for a second or less, but it's like a ghost of the pain I'm supposed to have rushes over my body. It's so quick I don't really notice the pain as pain, just that I'm grateful it's not staying! :lol:


Did have a slight set-back (although it wasn't really painful as such, the pain was so weak compared to what it used to be, it was more of an annoyance) after over-doing it, but the pain only lasted a day, and the stiffness only two mornings, so it's all good.


Approximately 30-36 hours after the last tablet taken the pain returns. (I only take the tabs once a day)


You can read a little more about my experience with Milnacipran over at viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21622 and viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21610&start=15


If you're gonna try them I'd love to know how you get on!!! I'm only two moths in, and am both excited and terrified to see how it will develop. Hoping it will continue to work, and worried it will stop working.

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Just thought I'd add of - best of luck on at your appointment! Just been reading his "Effective Pain Management" online: http://www.totalhealth.co.uk/clinical-e ... types-pain
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