Try it, please. It is amazing how much better I feel since taking it and how much it has helped with my pain. I can't tell you much about it except it raises noriphenephrine levels in the brain, much like Cymbalta and the newer antidepressants. Because I cannot take Cymbalta as it does little for me as an antidepressant, I was happy to learn that Savella does the same thing, although not classified as an antidepressant . My neurologist said this is the best medication that has ever been on the market for fibromyalgia and from my experience he is right. Lyrica did nothing for me except make my legs swell. It did nothing for the pain. On Savella, I am out of the bed, out Christmas shopping, and feeling just great. I hardly notice any pain in my arms and legs anymore. I am still sore and feel bruised sometimes, but that deep pain I was experiencing is gone. Just a suggestion from someone who knows what's it's like to suffer.