How long do I have to put up with SNRI side effects?
April 14, 2014 6:52 PM Subscribe
How long do I have to put up with SNRI side effects? And which ones will go away?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (9 answers total)
I started Savella for pain a week ago. I titrated up to 50 mg. 2x a day, which may be enough of a therapeutic dose, although my doc wants to potentially move me to 100mg. 2 x a day. I have already felt some difference in my pain levels, so I'm determined to stick it through. My major side effects are pretty extreme bouts of nausea and pretty severe constipation (ugh).
If you've been on Savella, or really any SNRI, can you tell me your anecdotal experience in regards to side effects. The literature says anywhere from a few days to 6-8 weeks. I think just hearing from others would give me a little assurance and confidence to keep trucking through.
I feel pretty confident that the nausea will subside, but what about the constipation? If you had it and stayed the course, did that eventually subside as well?