Hello Fibro Friends! I read this board daily & share when I have info or need encouragement. So I would just like to share my thoughts & physical feelings on savella. I just started taking it 5 days ago & am always eager to try something new. All the other so called fm meds haven't worked for me & my doctor was anxious to have someone try savella & give him some input. Several patients have refused, but like I said I'm willing to try. Right now my biggest frustration are EXTREME hot flashes. I've been done with menopause for a long time & during that time never experienced such heat!. I always like to try a new med for at least 1 mon. before giving up, but boy am I HOT! I've read several posts with the same reactions & constant nagging headaches (which I also have). What a shame we have to suffer more pain to try & find relief. Yesterday was one of the days to up the dose & nite time came & I haven't slept at all since the nite before. Walking like a zombie. Just wondering if the increase is affecting my sleep. All the pills came on a card with exact directions how to take & increase. So I'm right on track. Well thanx to all for listening. I know we're all in this together, so thanx for this message board.