Does Savella cause weight gain?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Junegal, May 20, 2010.

  1. Junegal

    Junegal New Member

    I have had CFS/EB/Fibro for 3.5 years. My worst, worst symptom is my sore throat. I can't take the pain.

    Many doctors have suggested anti-depressants, which I have refused to take because for many, they cause significant weight gain (a few friends have done gastric bypass after being on them, coming off, and never ever being able to lose weight again) I am overweight to begin with, I don't want my system to go more out of whack than it has.

    For those taking Savella, have you gained weight?

    Thank you.
  2. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    I switched from Lyrica to Savella and to date have lost 45lbs. My PCP said that while Lyrica has the possibility of weight gain Savella does fact Savella may cause weight loss.

    Savella does sort of scare me though because of all the risks, and I didn't get much if any pain relief...I may ask my doc to titate me off.

    I hope I don't gain the weight back:)