This is just a quick update to let you all know that I managed to successfully wean off Savella on my own, during four weeks of graduated dose reductions. I have been Savella-free for several days now and all seems to have gone okay.
I have been feeling much better off it than on. I've been sleeping a LOT better lately, the nasal bleeding has stopped completely, I am not getting as many headaches, and my heart beat seems a bit more reasonable and less distracting. I'm not sure the pulse is much lower, but it will probably get better with time. I don't get the distracting thumping as much, either.
As for my blood pressure, I'm going to get that re-checked this Friday at my follow-up visit to my general doctor. Hopefully it's back to normal by now, since the symptoms of high blood pressure seem to have gone away. I'll report the numbers as soon as I get them.
I am going to see my new Fibro doctor this Tuesday, since my last one has used up all of my patience and trust. She will be managing my fibro symptoms on a regular basis and prescribing the maintenance medications as needed as well. (Although I'm off Savella, I still need to take other medications.)
As for picking a Lyme specialist, I haven't decided anything on that just yet. I'm still researching my options.