Savella for Peripheral Neuropathy?

Posted by cwallen9 @cwallen9, Mar 17, 2019

Has anyone used and had success with Savella for Peripheral Neuropathy? My pain management doctor recommended it. I have just started and do not have any results yet (still on very small dose).

Hi @cwallen9, I don't have pain with my neuropathy just the numbness. I'm hoping someone that has experience will be able to share it with you. I was able to find some information that may be helpful.

Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella: Do They Work?
https://www.painnewsnetwork.org/stories/2017/3/27/lyrica-cymbalta-savella-do-they-work

Milnacipran for pain in fibromyalgia in adults.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26482422

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Hi, @cwallen9 – a few Connect members who've had mentioned milnacipran (Savella) for relief of fibromyalgia or other types of pain may have some input on its potential use for your peripheral neuropathy pain and share how it's worked in their situations, like @lioness @kaylg57 @pharis022 @jdrhoads @jmmb.

You mentioned no results yet with the milnacipran (Savella) as you just started on a very small dose. Have you noted any side effects?

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Thanks for your reply. Yes, I have experienced severe side effects and have stopped it after only 5 days. It acted like a stimulant and made my neuropathy pain worse. It also made it more difficult to sleep. After discussing with my Pain Management Doctor, she agreed that I should go off it. I am now trying Elavil to complement the Gabapentin that I have been on for several months. I have only tried it for one day, but so far so good.

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@lisalucier

Hi, @cwallen9 – a few Connect members who've had mentioned milnacipran (Savella) for relief of fibromyalgia or other types of pain may have some input on its potential use for your peripheral neuropathy pain and share how it's worked in their situations, like @lioness @kaylg57 @pharis022 @jdrhoads @jmmb.

You mentioned no results yet with the milnacipran (Savella) as you just started on a very small dose. Have you noted any side effects?

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@cwallen9 Thank you Lisa I'm afraid I can't be to much help I was out on Savella awhile ago but went of it very soon after it didn't seem to be helping but to long ago to remember I know I didn't have any side effects

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Hi unfortunately I wasn't on Savella long. I was weaning off my Cymbalta and going on the Savella. I wasn't feeling well so I just stuck with the Savella. I don't know if it was from the Cymbalta withdrawal.

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@peggyn

Has anyone taken savella for their neuropathy? I have never heard of it, but I met a lady the other day and that is what she takes. She said she had done them all and this one worked the best for her.. She sais it totally stops the burning in her feet.

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Hi Peggy @peggyn, You might get a better response to your question if you posted it in the neuropathy discussion where more members will see your post:

> Groups > Neuropathy > Living with Neuropathy – Welcome to the group
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/living-with-neuropathy-welcome-to-the-group/

Here are a few articles that may provide some information on Savella (Milnacipran) that might be helpful for you.

Milnacipran for neuropathic pain in adults
https://www.cochrane.org/CD011789/SYMPT_milnacipran-neuropathic-pain-adults

Milnacipran for neuropathic pain in adults (Review) – Cochrane Library (PDF)
https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD011789/epdf/full

Are you considering using Savella for treatment?

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Has anyone taken savella for their neuropathy? I have never heard of it, but I met a lady the other day and that is what she takes. She said she had done them all and this one worked the best for her.. She sais it totally stops the burning in her feet.

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Hi @peggyn you may have noticed I moved your post to this discussion on savella for peripheral neuropathy so that you can connect with others who have similar experiences. Simply click VIEW & REPLY in your email notification to get to your post.

I wanted to thank @johnbishop for responding to your post, and also wanted to tag fellow Connect members @cwallen9 @kaylg57 @pharis022 and @jdrhoads as they have mentioned savella in the past and may be able to offer you support.

What are you currently on? How effective or ineffective is it? Have you started looking into setting up an appointment with your doctor to get their opinion?

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I'm on lyrcia now..Sometimes I'm not sure it works as good as it could. I haven't mentioned to my dr. yet, as this lady just told me how much it helped her the other day.

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