OKay. here’s the deal. I have had T1 diabetes for 4 years. I have had leg pain, neuroapthy in my upper calves for 2 years. I was also strating to develop burning and pain in both of my hands I used to be on Lyrica for the pain. I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic muscular pain and fatigue issue. I was on Cymbalta for the symptoms of that. Over the summer I finally got off both of those drugs as I could no longer stand the weight gain that came with them plus the insulin from my pump. It was all adding to my depression.
A few months ago my primary physician told me about a new drug approved that may treat my Fibro. It’s called Savella. I was very concerned that the burning would retun in my limbs, but I tried it anyway. After several months I can assuredly tell you that I have reduced pain from my fibro and NO pain or burning from the neuropathy. On occassion I do take a Tramadol for severe pain, but as I said that is rare now.
More people shouldl know about this medication and that is why I am sharing this story. Please ask your doctor about it if you still suffer with pain and your current regimine is not working.
Best wishes, Rebecca Bryant