My Dr. just gave me a prescription for Savella. I know it is the newest approved treatment for FM. I have taken many different anti-depressants over the years, and never had much luck with any of them. And I always had a terrible time coming off of them. Now I have read that Savella is not an anti-depressant, but works like one? Or is similar to an anti-depressant? I have done a lot of reading online about this drug, and it seems like about 1/2 of the people who have tired it love it, and the other 1/2 did not like it, and thought the side effects were horrible. I have also read it can cause heart pounding, anxiety and sleeplessness. This is what concerns me, because I have had panic disorder most of my adult life (although I really don't get panic attacks anymore) - I am just concerned that this med will cause me to have panic attacks and a lot of anxiety. I am always nervous about taking new meds, and would like some feedback on this one, if anyone is taking it or has tried it. I am currently taking Lyrica (this is the 4th time I have tried Lyrica and I am trying to stick with it this time). The Dr said it is ok to take Savella and Lyrica at the same time. I am just worried about side effects, and feeling like I am "drugged". Any advice?