In January 2009 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved milnacipran
(under the brand name Savella
) only for the treatment of fibromyalgia
, making it the third medication approved for this purpose in the United States.If you in united states, you can certainly talk to your doctor about this drug.
This is also used to treat depression
and is approved in some countries for this indication.
I do not see any reason why you should not be prescribed this medication.