I was on Savella for approximately 2 years for fibromyalgia and was 54 when I was prescribed the med . It was slowly robbing me of my memory but I didn't how profoundly until I was having trouble remembering the directions to very familiar locations and would drive past them or get lost. The true measure that I was "losing it" came when I stood in front of my Keurig coffee maker which I have had for 3 years, and I couldn't remember how to operate it. I would also ask the same exact questions 2-4 times to the same person within an hour and not remember asking the question prior, was making poor choices due to extreme fatigue and confusion, and nearly lost my nursing job. I was depressed, had extreme anxiety, profound muscle pain and muscle loss, and heart palpitations. I underwent a neuropsych exam and brain MRI to rule out early onset Alzheimer's. After normal testing results, I was placed on a "drug holiday" and taken off the Savella. My memory has slowly been recovering, and I feel physically better after being off that medication. It was a nightmare experience and one in which I have not totally recovered from.
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