1. Jehnavi Jehnavi United States says:

    Had been tapered off my Cymbalta from 120mg to 60mg then 30mg and then started the graduating dose of Savella the tapering of the Cymbalta was a nightmare with pain and depression I hit rock bottom. Have started the 50mg twice daily this week and feel like it may possibly be helping. Went to pharmacy to get prescription and found out my good insurance will not cover it due to it is to new and it is over $120.00 per month. Can't afford with all my other meds and would hate to go off it and start back on Cymbalta. I have not found any coupons on the internet to help with cost.

    • Sharon Levin Sharon Levin South Africa says:

      Jehnavi this is a terrible indictment on anything positive allopathically that may/may not help the patient in FM. Lyrica in South Africa, with many more side effects than Savella JUST FOR THE MURDEROUS PAIN costs $ 150 and is also not covered by any medical aid assistance, as is Savella not covered. With the worlds' budget in a mess,looks like we have to rely on the drs who could not care about costs, to just prescribe without empathy. So sorry. Sharon Levin Head of FM/CFS Research Support Education Southern Africa.

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