Drug Ratings for VIIBRYD

Average Rating: 2.8 (190 Ratings)

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 3  Depression Brain zaps. A lot of brain zaps. Or I call them brain jolts. I hate them. Every 2 months or so I will have a whole day where I can not keep my eyes open. I will literally fall asleep in the middle of doing something. Weight gain has been awful. I can not lose it. Brain fogginess. And forgetfulness. F 35 2 years
40 mg
9/14/2014
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 2  Major depression and severe anxiety Weight gain! I see a dietitian every week, and in three weeks I put on 4 lbs DESPITE reducing my caloric intake and exercising more. I am a slender woman, so 4 lbs was actually a lot to put on. Plus, I was maintaining a steady weight for months prior to that. Other than that, it actually was improving my mood. Too bad about the weight gain. I was not about to take anything that caused weight gain...thank you very much! F 24 3 weeks
20 mg
9/9/2014

 4  MDD Loose stool/diarrhea about 20% of the time. Weight gain. Started on 20MG then increased to 40MG when dark thoughts more frequent. Same side effects as cymbalta, prozac, etc. when starting. Feeling pretty good right now. Of all the anti depressants I have been on this sucks the least. I take it in the morning with food. Would give it a 5 if not for the poops. M 46 9 months
40MB 1X D
9/4/2014
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 5  depression No side effects. I am bipolar with psychosis. I take viibryd with 600 MG of seroquel xr. No more planning ways to kill myself. And the seroquel keeps the racing and irrational thoughts quite. From reading these reviews, withdrawal might be a problem. This combo works better than anything I've tried.So, I won't be discontinuing any time soon. F 53 1 years
20 MG
8/28/2014

 1  Horrible depression/anxiety Itching,weight gain,brain fog, hallucinations, seizures, forgetfulness, paranoid, the darkest depression of my life with severe suicidal depression and wanting to kill myself and family!,sleeplessness,nightmares, seeing shadows the size of cats, hearing my name when no one was around, anger, hostility, hopelessness,the list goes on. F 30 7 months
20
8/24/2014

 1  depression Every time I try to go off of this drug,even slowly, I have CRAZY suicidal thoughts like I've never experienced in my life. Seriously, like waking up in the morning and longing for someone to wrap a noose around my neck. So scary!!! I want to get off, but am scared to try again. Going to talk to my doc. Would NOT recommend this drug to anyone! F 32 3 years
40mg
8/11/2014

 1  Drug resistant Depression Viibryd worked, at first. If I missed a dose within 8 hours I could feel withdrawal symptoms (itchiness). Due to problems with insurance had to be off of it for 2 days. This drug is unbelievably hard to go off. Two days of withdrawals made me decide I will never go thru that again, itchiness, crying jags, chills, nightmares. I have been off it a week and will never take it again because I do not want to be at the mercy of Insurance or jumping thru hoops to get samples. I don't think it was working anymore anyway. Seeing my Psychiatrist this week to decide where to go from here. This drug that seemed to be an answer to prayer was hell to come off. Never experienced anything like it. F 58 3 years
40 MG
8/10/2014

 1   Significant sexual side effects including decreased libido, abnormal orgasm, delayed ejaculation and erectile dysfunction After I stopped taking the Viibryd all of the sexual side effects disappeared in about two weeks more research is definitely needed m M 66 2 years
30 mg 1X D
7/30/2014

 3  depression I feel less suicidal and in a better mood. I feel like I have been beaten up tho. My whole body aches and I am so very tired. It seems to be kicking my ass physically. I already had vivid dreams that seemed real and sleep paralysis occasionally before starting viibryd and have not noticed an increase yet. I take ambien and if I don't ,I get the sleep paralysis. F 62 4 days
10 1X D
7/21/2014

 1  Major depressive disorder At first, frequent BMs, then diarrhea with no notice. Dry eyes, blurred vision, restless legs, waking up 4-6 times a night, feet swelling, dehydration, and quick to anger. I had several bouts of diarrhea with no prior notice, I was so soiled, I have had two urinary tract infections ( which was a first for me) and developed vaginitis due to the diarrhea on me. It only takes a small amount of bacteria to develop either of these. I wouldn't recommend this drug to anyone, it caused me so many problems. I guess that's why I never heard of it before and I'm a nurse. Not to mention the cost of $6.50 a pill for the 40mg. Stick with the older reliable meds, continue to work on a combo that will work for you. F 62 4 months
10-40mg 1X D
7/20/2014

 4  depression Feel much better psychologically but have gained 20 pounds. No weight loss with Nutrisysterm or no carb/no sugar diets. Most of the weight is in my midsection. Getting dressed and not being able to wear my clothes is stressful. F 53 6 months
20 mg 1X D
7/16/2014

 2  depression GI issues as I ramped up, then vivid dreams, then itching when I missed a dose, then itching when I was due for a dose, then itching before I was due for a dose, itching was SEVERE, trying to wean now and itching is terrible. Side effects build over time, itching is difficult to deal with, did not impact sex drive though like other SSI's though which was nice but not worth the itching. Weigh gain was neutral in beginning but changed after about 12+ months on medication. F 46 2 years
40 mg 1X D
6/30/2014
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 5  Fast rapid cycling bi-polar disorde Weight gain Taking it in combo with Lamictal. Before Viibryd I tried so many different anti-depressants - amitripiline, effexor, Prozac, and Cymbalta (word of warning - don't mix Cymbalta with Victoza - it's an automatic puke 7 hours after you ingest the Cymbalta). Viibryd has continued to work while the others lost their effect after a year or so. I still get some hyper manic episodes, mine only last a few hours, but the viibryd /Lamictal combo really works well for me. I don't get any depression episodes at all since I started taking it. The only problem was that I gained about 25 lbs. Otherwise it's been a godsend. M 58 4 years
40 mg 1X D
6/27/2014

 4   60 1 days
6/26/2014

 1  major depressive disorder HATE HATE HATE Viibryd! The first 2 months seemed great, now starting my 3rd month, I get EXTREME panic attacks, night terrors, cold sweats, confusion and dizziness, and my skin crawls like ants are on me! Tried stopping for 2 days, withdraw was HORRID. I got what I'd call brain zaps at night that would jerk me awake. Resumed taking it, til I can get to my Dr tomorrow to hopefully get on something else!! F 26 3 months
40mg
6/25/2014

 1  major depression I Switched From Celexa And On The 2Nd Day I Was Out Of Touch With Reality. I Started T Become Very Angry At Everyone For Resolved Pas Hurts. By The 24Th Day On Viibryd I Was Paranoid, More Depressed, AngrY Person. I Did Stop The Medicine For 2 Days Throughout That Time AndShould Have Stayed Off Yet I Am GlaThed I Tried It Twice Because I Know It Was Viibryd. My Husband And I Threw Away The Bottle And My Family Forgave Me. I Am Back On Celexa And Have Had Betters Days With The Depression And Am Not That Ugly Person. Worst Side Effect Out Of Any Of The 10 I Have Tried In My 15 Years Battling Depression. Hope This Helps Anyone.If You Feel Different Stop Taking It Please. F 41 4 weeks
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6/24/2014
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 1  anxiety and depression I was having emotional outburst and anxiety. I also felt itchy at the 2 month mark. I switched back to my Lexapro and I feel so much better! The withdrawal from this medicine ( viibryd ) was horrible and it almost cost me my family. I was so mean to everyone and couldn't control it! I ran to church Sunday morning and had them pray for me and the pastor anointed me and from that moment I have been at peace with no outburst at all for 2 weeks!! Thankyou Jesus!!! F 49 2 months
40 mg
6/18/2014
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 4  Anxiety Stomach upset, diarhea, weight gain, tiredness F 39 3 months
10mg
6/12/2014

 1  MDD Began having emotional outbursts, crying about anything. After my dose was due the next day I could almost feel it. I was jumping down other peoples throat until I took that dose. It had to be taken the same time everyday. Then after about 2 weeks my scalp and face became itchy. I thought It was my shampoo or soap. Come to find out Viibryd has hidden "skin crawling" side effects which didn't become full blown until the two month mark. That was it I am now day 3 off of it and it is the worse medication withdrawal I have ever had in my life. This medication did nothing for my depression, increases my anxiety and insomnia. Also caused unneeded skin crawling side effects, not to mention weight gain. STAY AWAY from this drug... Not worth the side effects! F 26 2 months
40 mg
6/4/2014

 5  anxiety No side effects to speak of. F 35 2 years
20mg
5/31/2014

 5  Depression When I began taking vybrid, I experienced diarrhea for a good 2 weeks, that subsided. I was able to get outside of my head and it changed my attitude about everything I took more chances and was less fearful. I had some instances of great anger, and aggravation. I also gained 35 pounds, and experienced night terrors, I would feel like I was waking but being held down which was very scary. I am great full that it pulled out of my depression and I can't say I wouldn't take it again. The negative effects were something I had to go through to get out of that depression. I am currently off the meds and taking nothing in its place. I would recommend this med but would suggest other ways to heal along with them because you can not take these pills too long. I am still working on losing the weight. F 36 1 years
40
5/24/2014
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 2  anxiety I was perfectly calm on Viibryd for a yr & a half then i developed side effects, Dizzy, Forgetful, Foggy headed, almost to the point to where i cant perform at work. Now trying to ween off Viibryd, down to 20 fine but still symptoms, then slowly down to 10 & immediate anxiety on day 3. F#ck, back up to 20 cuz of anxiety. Talk to Dr. Try down to 15mg, slowly going down. Apparently Viibryd was SOOOOOO effective that without it, my brain goes in to PANIC, ANXIETY mode. I feel HOPELESSY stuck on Viibryd. We should all take legal action against the drug companies... M 40 2 years
40 MG
5/24/2014
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 4  depression Initially, loose stools and stomach upset as I got used to it and a few brain zaps. Throughout, vivid dreams, sleep paralysis, night terrors zt times (could never take at bedtime). Itching if I missed my dose by 30 minutes or more, horrible itching if I skipped a day, constant mild itchy all the time now. I chose it because I couldnt reach an orgasm on Lexapro and gained weight quickly on Lexapro. Viibryd didnt impact sexual function and weight gain didnt start until I was on for a year. Now with the itching, weight gain, and sleep issues, it isnt worth it and I am trying to wean off but that is very hard to do. Bad headaches, ore itching, vivid dreams, food cravings, and sleepiness where I just fall asleep in the middle of the day. F 45 2 years
40 mg 1X D
5/19/2014
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 3  anxiety and depression loose stools, agitation, irritable, Started taking viibryd after coming off of 20mg of lexapro. Wasn't sure if I should go up on the lexapro or start a new drug. The first week on 10mg wasn't that bad. When I got to 20mg, I started getting very edgy , irritable and had difficulty sleeping even with a sleep aid. I am thinking of going back down to 10mg? Wondering if anyone felt ok initially and worse as they increased the dosage? M 44 14 days
10-20mg 1X D
5/10/2014

 4  Anxiety Low side effects stomach aches if taken on empty stomach. Worked pretty well but some of my OCD rituals came back still sometimes just as bad. One dose was too high the other doses where too low but I would recommend this to any body with OCD or depression F 25 4 months
40mg
5/8/2014

 4  major depressive disorder; anxiety Gassiness, insomnia (but I'm used to not sleeping), occasional mood swing and DECREASE IN APPETITE which I see is relatively uncommon for most taking viibryd. I have been on many antidepressants and have undergone ECT for depression. I found that viibryd started to work within a few days and over the last 4 days, significant mood improvement and motivation. No diarrhea or nightmares for me. F 46 9 days
10 1X D
5/8/2014
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 1  situational depression and anxiety Severe abdominal cramping, vomitting, uncontrolled shaking, tremors, muscle cramping, headache, brain zapping, electrical shock feelings throughout body, dizziness, aggitation, feelings of dispair, suicidal thoughts, insomnia. F 50 3 days
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5/8/2014
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 3  Severe Depression rather disappointed based on what I had heard about this drug. M 60 225 days
40 mg 1X D
4/22/2014
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 2  anxiety, depression very severe constipation, had major pain in abdomen, had to go to ER to get relief at 3 in the morning. Did not help the constipation but made it less painful It was OK at 10 mg for 4 weeks. Not good after moving to higher doses. Very expensive M 71
20 mg 1X D
4/22/2014

 4  Depression severe diarrhea during first days and dose changes. Stayed on 20 mil, that side effect went away. Others: lack of interest in food. I have lost 15 lbs. I have very vivid dreams although most are not unpleasant, some auditory illusions. (hearing things!) while in twilight sleep. I walk around with a smile on my face and am being told that "I am a different person" by coworkers. I feel ready to engage in conversations and social activities. Happy and healthy. F 46 60 days
20 1X D
4/19/2014

 4  Anxiety Uncontrolled thoughts, nightmares, sleeping paralysis, loss of appetite F 28 1 months
10mg
4/12/2014
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 1  Depression Gained 20 pounds (belly... And I have never gained weight there...usually my hips), diarrhea, forgetfulness, and NO relief from depression...suicidal thoughts F 55 6 months
40 mg
4/12/2014

 1  Depression Insomnia, headaches, diarrhea, extreme agitation, hostility, aggression, confusion, and in the beginning, euphoria. F 53 1 years
40
4/5/2014

 4  depression, anxiety In the first month of taking Viibryd, I experienced nausea, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, vivid dreams (nightmares) with one or two instances of very minor sleep paralysis, increased appetite, and weight gain. The dizziness, trouble concentrating, and nightmares all got worse when I briefly increased to 40mg, but after about two months on 20mg all the side effects disappeared, except for the weight gain. Overall Viibryd has worked much better for me than Lexapro ever did. My anxiety isn't completely under control yet (I'm starting Zoloft in addition to the Viibryd to see if that helps), but my depression hasn't been a problem at all with the Viibryd except when it's triggered by anxiety. I did gain, and keep, about 25lbs, but my weight has been stable for about a year now. If I stop taking the Viibryd for three or more days (if I'm so stressed that I forget, or if I'm out and can't get it refilled), the nightmares resume for a night or two when I start taking it again. F 30 18 months
20 mg 1X D
3/25/2014

 2  Depression I have monitored changes in myself since increasing to 30 mg so that I could give an honest and accurate evaluation so that others may benefit from my experience with Viibryd. In comparison to other antidepressants and anti-anxiety meds I've taken, Viibryd provided the least positive results with the worst side effects. Rapid and uncontrollable weight gain-definitely caused by this drug as my weight has been stable for 3 years until starting Viibryd. Sweating, Significantly diminished libido, Sudden and never before experienced sensitivities to sensations(hair on my face, certain clothing, itching and prickly feelings) Increase in social phobias, and feelings that others view me negatively. Decreased tolerance for my autistic adult son Decreased tolerance for loud sudden noises, and my son's and spouse's incessant jabber, Decreased energy and activity level ( having to force myself to exercise to counteract the weight gain, when before, I LOVED taking my walks) I am going bac F 45 8 weeks
40mg 1X D
3/19/2014

 1  Bipolar Depression Vivid Night Terrors, Afraid to sleep due to night terror/ night paralysis from taking it. Restlessness, Sort of a Shock of electricity going through body when trying to sleep, Involuntary movement of limbs, loss of memory(severe), worsened anxiety. Pros- Everything was normal until the 40mg dose. I was normal, better, but I am afraid to sleep now because of my nightmares/terrors/paralysis from the meds. Plus more anxious and depressed. At first it was a miracle but after starting the 40mg, I became confined to bed and never wanted to wake up. Then I would have such vivid night mares, I knew I was dreaming yet I was asleep I couldn't move or speak and would hear/see things that I can't describe because I am to scared to think of them. You think movies can be scary, try being trapped in a sleep where you can't wake up or think you have finally woken up only to be still trapped in a nightmare. I have to sleep in intervals now, I am afraid to sleep. And there is this electricity feeling going through my head when I fall asleep I can't stop. F 25 4 months
40 1X D
3/18/2014

 4  MDD and GAD So far, no side effects. I'm thinking the loose bm's are a result of my diet and having had my gall bladder removed. F 49 5 days
10 mg
3/9/2014
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 3  Depression and anxiety Diarrhea at first which went away after a few days each time I increased my dose. I started experiencing sleep paralysis and really vivid dreams during the second month. The sleep paralysis only occurred if I was very tired and had stayed up much later than normal. The vivid dreams are kind of fun. I have really noticed a significant weight gain and I look like in pregnant. I have gas constantly. The pressure never goes away anymore. I am also having daily problems with acid reflux. I even woke up partially choking on stuff that came up whe I was asleep. I have had it with this med. in bummed because it is the only drug I have found that doesn't emotionally flatten me out. I hary ever take my jlonopin anymore and I have been on that for years. This weight is making me feel like shit about myself though. I wake up everyday feeling like a balloon that just keeps inflating; I stink up a room; I have a constant sore throat from all the acid that keep coming up multiple times a day despite taking Zantac. The side effects are awful :( F 45 3 months
40mg
2/6/2014

 1  major depression , SAD Have not been able to increase dosage past 10mg. Tried 20mg and within 3 days I was talking rapidly and incessantly, and could not form my sentences correctly. Husband thought I was having stroke. have been obsessed about sweets. I also have a past history of alcohol abuse and I experienced cravings for alcohol as well. Unusual. I have now been on 10 mg for 4 months. I seem to have energy and sex drive (I am 61) but I have an overall feeling of worthlessness and despair, overwhelmed and increased anxiety. unacceptable gas and inability to digest the carbs and sugar I am craving! not worth it! I have never experience the bad dreams or paralysis. Extreme lack of motivation. I thought I would need to increase dosage but after reading the other comments here I can see that is not the answer. I also have increased suicidal ideation. Done! F 61 4 months
1X D
2/5/2014

 3   F 47 3 days
2/3/2014

 3  Anxiety Like the others, initially, I thought this was a miracle drug. After 2 weeks, I was motivated, happy, able to let things slide like never before. But then the night panic and weird dreams started. I wake up every morning in a complete panic about dreadful things that happened in my dream. I also have more severe panic attacks than I did before I went on the drug. I'm extremely motivated like never before, but I have this constant fear of dread that something bad is going to happen. I'm calling my doctor and making a change today. F 48 3 months
40mg
2/3/2014

 5  Major depression/ Bi Polar Metallic taste in mouth, can't taste food as well Best anti depressant I have ever taken (I think I have been on them all, plus mood elevators). I have energy, no weight gain, clear mind, sleep well and no depression. This is such a good drug. I don't wake up every morning wishing I had died in my sleep. F 64 2 months
40 mg 1X D
1/27/2014
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 1  Depression anxiety I started the trial pack of viibryd I was on lexapro for years but felt my depression wasn't getting better so they switched me. First few months of viibryd was OK I had dizziness and headaches. After upping me to 40 I started having gi problems I couldn't sleep I had bad nightmares and night sweats I just continued though because when I told my doctor they said it was normal at first. I continued but I felt my depression reach its all time high I had no desire to do anything I hated who I was I was tired 24/7 I got really bad rage where anything anyone did or say I would snap. I've ruined many relationships with family and friends and the boyfriend. I feel like my head was exploding I have brain zaps. I got so mad at the pills I just stopped taking them then I went through withdraw I had bad shakes my head felt like it was floating off my neck I couldn't eat anything I've had suicidal thoughts and actually tried. This pill has ruined me. I hate the thought of keep taking it but I know I have to ween off. This pill is awful F 22 5 months
40
1/25/2014

 1  Generalized anxiety Disorder Serotonin Syndrome, vivid dreams, bloating, constipation, insomnia, panic attacks! Do not take this medication, by the 15th day I was rushed to the ER for Serotonin Syndrome. This medication has lasting side effects. I still have panic attacks, and brain zaps. This medication has completely changed my life, I am still trying to recover from what this medication did to my body over 3 months ago. F 33 15 days
40mg 1X D
1/24/2014
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 5  Anxiety GI distress for first few weeks, then no side effects at all! Libido came back ! F 42 6 months
40mg
1/18/2014

 1  Depression I've taken antidepressants off and on since 20's and this was my worst experience. On this drug I experienced brain zaps and sleep paralysis for the first time it frightened me. This can me avoided if you don't forget pill and take same time daily. However after a year of trouble at work I realized it affected my cognitive abilites and induced rage. This drug shouldn't be on the market. F 44 2 years
40mg
1/18/2014

 4  Major Depressive Disorder diarrhea, increased anxiety, suicidal thoughts, restless legs I started with 10 mg for 10 days, increased to 20mg after that, and then increased again to 40mg by the end of 30 days. At 10mg, I felt very calm, but there was dizziness. It wasn't enough to cause me to stop the drug. Once increased to 40mg, I felt good for awhile, but if I was late taking a pill or missed one, I became extremely depressed and suicidal. I would have these very emotional outbursts and I had very strong suicidal thoughts. I also began experiencing restlessness in my arms and especially my legs if I took my pill after a certain time of day - I'd say if I took my pill before 2pm I would sleep fine, but if I didn't allow a full 8 hours for the meds to be in my system before I went to bed, I would have horrible restless legs, and I have never had that issue in my life. I decided to tweak my dosage a bit, and I feel much better. I take the 40mg pill once every 48 hours rather than 24. I have found that taking a 40mg every other day works much better for me. I don't feel any anxiety and have not had anymore suicidal thoughts for the past three weeks. I actually feel really good, but I still have to be careful about the time I take the pill in order to get good sleep at night. My diarrhea has also gone away. I think one of my issues was that prior to starting Viibryd, I was already eating a lot of foods that can help produce serotonin (eggs, spinach, beans, nuts, ect...), so maybe I was kind of over-loaded with it in my brain. I also know that I have F 34 5 months
40mg 1X D
1/17/2014
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 1  anxiety,depression severe diarrhea, abdominal pain. dizzyness, upset stomach. thought it was the miracle drug, was feeling better by week 2 was happier than i was in years, my relationship with wife has never been better,then got severe diarrhea thought i had the flu or the plague, would not recommend ! the side effects are worse than the benefits. M 37 1 months
20mg 1X D
1/16/2014

 2  MDD ANXIETY At first when on 10mgvI thought it was maybe working.My dose kept getting increased because that initial effect wore of and depression was getting worse 0 energy. Suicidal thoughts psychotic behavior. Then came the brain zaps and sleep paralysis when I got to 40 MG I have never felt so hopeless and worthless in my whole life. This medicine has ruined my life my marriage affected everyone around me. I pray I can recover from this nightmare I've been in for months. . F 39 3 months
10 - 40 M
1/14/2014
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 1  Depression; OCD Frequent sleep paralysis For many years I have experienced an episode of sleep paralysis no more than once every 5 or 10 years. On Viibryd, once I reached 40 mgs, I was experiencing sleep paralysis almost every day, sometimes multiple times in a single night. The paralysis on Viibryd was more frightening than prior instances because it felt like it was occurring with my eyes open in certain instances so that I could see visual images around me. A few times it felt as if I was lying on top of another person or another person on me. Upon awakening I could confirm that wife was on other side of bed. One of the most creepy meds I have taken. Switched to Lexapro and Buspar -- much better and no side effects. M 59 5 weeks
10-40 mgs 1X D
1/1/2014
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 5  Anxiety and depression Insomnia, but easily controlled. F 33 4 months
40
12/30/2013

 2  anxiety and depression diarhea, head spins, aggression, extremely vivid and terrifying dreams, but the absolute worst... these rages of head spins!! i have been on viibryd for about 3 months now taking 40 mg every day. getting to this high dosage has been a crazy experience. i dont even know whats happening with my body anymore. at first everything felt amazing, i was waking up early and energized and had a great positive outlook. after about two weeks of being on the 40mgs stuff just started to go bad. i have these really scary and uncomfortable rages of head spins. Its like my brain is doing back flips over and over. nothing will stop it, not even laying down or resting or closing your eyes. ive had these spins last for three hours one day, i cried the entire time because it is so uncomfortable and i dont understand what it is.i had such horrifying dreams on this medicine i couldnt even sit in a room alone. the diarhea is manageable and got better with time. but i was wondering if anyone else gets these head spins and feeling of complete fogginess? im even afraid to drive my car because i my mind feels so weird F 20 3 months
40 mg 1X D
12/27/2013
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 4  Clinical Depression Brain shocks, Sleep Paralysis, Weight Gain Was put on Viibryd after Zoloft stopped helping me. In general, it really helps. If I don't take my Viibryd on schedule then I get an electric jolt to my brain. Sort of like a hardwired alarm clock. I could do without the occasional sleep paralysis, but all in all I recommend it. F 20 1 years
20 MG 1X D
12/18/2013
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 5  Major Depression Started the pack, but couldn't handle the 20 mg dosage. Wicked dreams, but they went away after week 2. Diarrhea daily (3 to 4 times per day). No more depression. Couldn't cry if you paid me to. If the diarrhea would go away, then this med would be perfect. Afraid of the higher doses though. F 39 2 months
10 MG 1X D
11/24/2013
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 2  depression Within a week the depression abated . Everything seemed clearer and brighter to me . Shortly after that I began to have terrible insomnia . My doc tried only one drug to help me sleep and it didn't work . Restoril I kept adjusting the dose downward . At 10 mg daily I slept fine but the depression returned M 65 4 weeks
15 mg 1X D
11/11/2013
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 1  MDD panic disorder At first this ssri felt good. Kind of this calm clarity. I could still think clearly and with less fatigue than my previous ssri Paxil. About 3 weeks in it went downhill. I was very very irritable and angry. Everyone annoyed me and I wanted to be confrontational and let people know their problem. Right then I knew I had to stop. Also the loose stools started on day 1 and never stopped. Panic and anxiety were worse than baseline. For some reason I had to take Xanax every night just to feel sane. Those panicked feelings also made me feel...unstable. Like my mind was darting all over the place impulsively. I also felt....dark. Like this despair, as is everything was wrong about my life. Insomnia and crazy, vivid, bad dreams. I'd wake up disturbed and slowly realize they didn't happen in real life. Cystic acne started showing up on my face and back. Also felt dizzy and unsure of myself in general. I would wake up with my whole body aching, felt like I had the flu. Increased urination. I've stopped taking it for 5 days or so and I still don't feel back to normal. M 28 3 weeks
20mg
11/7/2013
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 4  Depression Acne, diarrhea, emotional, stomach pain F 54 1 months
10 mg
10/27/2013

 4  MDD "Falling" dreams just as I go to sleep that make me jerk violently. Happens 1 to 4 times, then sleep as normal. Remarkable improvement in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Joint swelling is down, range of motion is improved, feels like my joints opened up for the first time in years. I've read other reviews that feared that it caused RA, but in my case it improved it significantly. I would love to hear if anyone else has experienced an improvement in their RA symptoms. F 46 10 days
20 MG 1X D
10/26/2013
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 1  GAD My first two weeks of taking this medication were okay except for vivid dreams, then on the 15th day this drug turned my world upside down literally. I started this medication at the dosage of 10mg for seven days, then 20mg for seven days, then 40mg on the 15th day. For the first 14 days I had really vivid dreams that kept me from separating reality from dreams which I've never experienced before. I had lots of energy, and optimism even about really bad situation. Everything was freakin awesome except for the dreams and I also had really bad gas that I conquered with a little baking soda and water (old fashioned gas reliever works like a charm everytime). I thought to myself, this stuff is just great I was willing to deal with the vivid dreams in exchange for this awesome feeling and calm nerves. I didn't feel anxious at all and I felt wonderful for two whole weeks while on 10mg then 20mg. Then the 15th day came and I had to increase the dose to 40mg like the starter pack said and I experienced F 33 20 days
10 1X D
10/18/2013
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 4  Depression So far I feel much better. Upped 10mg to 20mg 5 days ago. Was doing well on 10mg for 2 weeks. I have had some diarrhea. Insomnia has been a proble. Cant get to sleep, then wake up early. Have waken with headaches first 2 morning after starting 20mg. Not sure I need 40mg that I to start next. Going to speak to Dr. about it. Seems I have a much increased desire for sex. So far this medication has helped my. Seems it has increased my desire for sex. So far no weight gain. Lost appetite when I first started it. Appetite has just came back, but not to the point that its not my normal eating. F 47
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10/14/2013
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