Drug Ratings for VIIBRYD

Average Rating: 2.8 (163 Ratings)

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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
20 1X D
10/14/2013
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 2  Depression I ended up going back on Wellbutrin because of Viibryd's side effects. After 2 weeks I had gained 4 pounds with no sign of stopping because I was starving every 3 - 4 hours around the clock. Every night, my stomach would become so bloated that my belly appeared pregnant. Other side effects (diarrhea and nausea) subsided after 2 weeks. I did experience some positive effects while on Viibryd: more alert and energetic. However, I'm switching back to Wellbutrin since my depression increases with weight gain. F 34 1 months
20 mg
10/5/2013
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 5  Anxiety Sleep paralysis, "brain zaps" Really vivid dreams. Never scary. The sleep paralysis is only when I take the medicine too late. I take it about 8 or 9 pm at night. I've always taken it before bed... When I started the drug I was working 3rd shift. I think most of the side effects are caused by the way you live. I think if you are living healthier, and actually working on bettering your mood, you will be fine. F 25 2 years
40 mg
9/20/2013

 5  Depression Sleep paralysis is the most disturbing. Brain zaps combined with a feeling like I am being pulled/ falling into a black hole. Terrifying and it jolts me awake. But I feel normal during the day. Don't feel like I'm in a cloud anymore. The benefits steeply outweigh the sleep paralysis. LOVE this drug. I've tried Lexapro, Celexa and Zoloft. All KILLED my sex drive. I'm happier than I've been in years. I feel great. Highly recommend if you haven't had luck with the others. F 24 6 weeks
20 mg. 1X D
9/17/2013
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 4  Anxiety Diarrhea the first day, migraine and stomach cramps...But has gone away. I'm a first time user for this type of drug. Viibryd is the only medication I have been on. Overall it had made me relax and not be so anxious. I have also lost interest in food. I have to make myself eat because my stomach aches for food. So far this medicine is working for me. I have always had insomnia, I'm taking Ambien with Viibryd. Seems to be working well although I am having some wicked dreams. I'm still on 10mg w the starter pack. Hope it continues to help. F 38 4 days
10mg
9/14/2013

 4  Anxiety/Depression Initially had severe flatulence & stomach bloating but it has passed, pun intended! Aside from that the only other negative has been insomnia but after reading other comments here I am going to change the time of day I take it to see if that helps. I have gotten what I hoped for when my NP told me about it - had been on Cymbal ta for added pain relief but after double hip replacement from Osteoarthritis, I no longer needed the pain relief and was tired of feeling foggy & suffering the ED. I feel much clearer now and WOW great improvement to Libido. M 52 45 days
40 MG 1X D
9/1/2013

 1  Anxiety Disorder PCP put me on this as the Celexa I've been taking for past few years was causing fatigue, weight gain, low libido. Felt some confusion, trouble sleepjng beginning 2nd week. By day 19 on pak....horrible nightmares that were lucid and violent. I could not tolerate the side effects. Do NOT recommend, especially for less severe disorders like GAD. F 46 3 weeks
40
8/28/2013

 5  Depression, Anxiety, OCD None bad enough to mention that haven't gone away already after a week. Only side effect I have now is I talk loudly in my sleep, so much so I wake myself up. The dreams are incredibly vivid, but not nightmares. ONLY side effect I have... talking in my sleep... lol I have tried every SSRI and antidepressant for years. Prozac has been my best bet for the past several years. I heard about this new one, I asked to start it. Before I finished the trial/start-up pack, I started to feel better. So much so I asked my doctor to write me a Rx to continue. I believe at about week 4, I have never felt so good in my life. Anxiety has almost all but left my system. I do not constantly worry anymore. I have such an increase in confidence now. I am very social and have found myself participating in social events and going to gatherings etc... without any coaxing or persuation. I even attend the gym more now. M 41 6 weeks
20 1X D
8/27/2013
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 5  Major depression and anxiety Maybe some weight gain (8 lbs). It's hard to tell because I initially gained 12 pounds in a month while on Zoloft. I lost a few of that when I stopped the Zoloft, so I feel that this weight is still remaining from Zoloft. I was having full-blown panic attacks and major depression before Viibryd. I felt relief within one day. I have tried too many meds to list. I can't speak to the joint pain that others have mentioned, because I already had that due to Rheumatoid Arthritis. I have stayed with 10mg for a couple of months. I'm finally moving up to the 20mg because I would like to see if I get even more relief from my depression issues with the higher dose. I have not had any issues mentioned by others, except the increased appetite and cravings for certain foods for the first month. I have read lots of negative reviews, but to those who have tried other meds, and haven't been satisfied, I would at least give Viibryd a try. Worked very quickly for me, and I don't feel medicated. I take my dose in the morning with food, since I read that food really helps with the absorbency of the med. I think 20mg is as high as I will go. I think that 40mg should not necessarily be your goal. If you can get relief from a lower dose, just stay there. It looks like a lot of people who have reported negative things are at 40mg. I have a VERY difficult time tolerating drugs, but I have had great results with Viibryd - and I had pretty much given up. F 46 3 months
10mg/20mg 1X D
8/22/2013
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 2  Depression Well I thought it was helping. Now it seems like I have less energy and motivation to do things. I feel fat, fat, fat and know I have gained weight since starting this drug and my diet has not change -- maybe increased want for sweets. I think I got more headaches especially sinus -- just came down with sinus infection and had headache for 4 days -- wonder if the drug had anything to do with it ?? -- anybody else see more sinus problems?? Also noticed maybe more clenching of teeth/jaw grinding at night. Not good sleep at all and yes very vivid and kinda scary dreams. You know lately feeling like I have crawlies on my skin but now after reading shares maybe it was the drug. I intially had diarrhea but then since been on drug not pooping normally and seem to belch and fart like crazy and always feel like I have not fully eliminated -- my belly always feels bloated. Thinking of going off it/weaning off it -- the side effect do not seem worth it. And it almost seems to make me I did start the dose at 10mg then within week went to 20mg then within week went to 40mg. It just seems that any antidepressant I have ever taken just never works out as the side effect are too much to bear with just like Viibryd. F 49 2 months
40mg 1X D
8/19/2013

 1  Bipolar Depression Very painful burning skin rash, Fatigue, Fluid retention/gained 12 pounds over night, Hear things others do not, Stomach distress, ear pain, I would never recommend this drug to anyone. I am tapering down and at 10mg right now. Any change of dosage can trigger any number of side effects. As of now, I am dealing with all listed above. Brain zaps has not been a problem, yet! F 53 2 months
40 MG 1X D
8/18/2013
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 5  Depression None, other than I was going off my other depression meds and would get brain zaps, but that happens when ever I change depression drugs. It is the best drug I have ever taken for Depression. No sexual side affects at all, actually increased desire and ability. M 50 3 months
40 MG 1X D
8/1/2013
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 1  Severe Depression DO NOT USE THIS MED!!! This has been the worst medicine I have ever used in my life. At first it seemed to help. I tapered up with the kit, going from 10mg to 20mg then on to 40mg. The 10 and 20 seemed fine and the 20 were when I actually felt happy-but literally I think that lasted like a week or 2 before the bad side effects began. And when I say side effects I'm talking stuff like I've never imagined. Terrifying does not even come close to describing the nightmares you get while on this. I still, 4 months into it, have brain zaps nightly, a strange taste in my mouth that occurs as if to remind me I need to take my vybriid, tiredness, irritability-all of which I could handle. But I can NOT handle feeling like I'm going to die every night. This med causes a symptom called sleep paralysis. It's where your body feels paralyzed and you feel as though you're not breathing but your brain is fully functioning. You try to scream or wake yourself up but you can't move. It is a horrible thing to experience once, but on this medicine you win the sleep paralysis lotto!! As for my depression, I'd rather deal with the depression than the side effects at this point. I've had very vivid nightmares of being gang raped, beaten, chased,etc. I'd wake up sweating, screaming, crying, begging for my life. All I want is a normal nights sleep! I've scoured the Internet and read up on people's reactions to weaning off of Viibryd. This is bringing on a whole new set of fears. Why the crap was this F 36 4 months
40mg
7/8/2013

 1  Depression anxiety Do not take this medicine close to bed time! It will have you in a restless sleep, give you crazy dreams and having you waking up panicked! This medicine scares me. I should have stayed on celexa. Yes my orgasms are easier to achieve but this medicine is not worth the other side effects. I have had 2 horrible cystic acne breakouts and have never had cystic acne in my life! I am slowly weaning off of this medicine. I am hopefully going to be med free with exercise to help with my anxiety problem. However I will go back to celexa to help with anxiety if this doesn't work. F 31 2 months
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7/1/2013
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 3  bipolar depression Well, I was excited about a new anti-depressant that claimed fewer percentages of sexual side effects. I have tried several ssri's before, and they worked, but I had sexual side effects. So tried the new craze "Viibryd" First week I felt anxiety starting to lift, then i moved up to 20 mg in the starter pack. Three days afterward now my penis literally feel numb. I cannot get hard or ejaculate. MAYBE they will go away in a few weeks but Im debating on what to do. If you are wanting to take viibryd because of the claim about sexual side effects I would not risk it M 27 14 days
20 1X D
6/23/2013

 2  Anxiety, depression Weight gain, binge eating, diarrhea, brain fog, dizziness, hallucinations, decreased libido, vision problems, strange dreams I used the starter pack and after 1 day started having diarrhea that continues to this day. I crave horrible foods (junk food, fast food) that I know better than to eat but don't have the willpower to not eat them. I eat even when I'm not hungry! Stay feeling dizzy, seeing strange things, can't think clearly and having weird dreams. I've been on 40mg for about 3-4 weeks and I've decided to wean myself off this crap! I got a pill cutter and I'm going to do 20mg for 2 weeks then 20mg every other day for 2 more weeks and QUIT! F 37 2 months
40 1X D
6/22/2013
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 5  Intermittant Explosive Disorder Mild GI distress, sort of like cramps, decreased appetite, which is great, slight dizziness and slight blurred vision, which I'm guessing will resolve with time. Also feels like my heart is racing after a few hours but it goes away after a few more hours. BP and pulse are normal though. I'll take these side effects over my IED ANYTIME! So far this stuff is working great for me. I have been dealing with IED for years now, and tried Cymbalta for a couple of years, but it seemed to lose it's effectiveness over time. Got off the Cymbalta, and even with slow tapering, the withdrawal was pretty rough. The IED returned so now I'm trying Viibryd. I felt better the very first day on 10mg. My Dr. gave me the trial pack to taper to 20mg and stay at that, but I think I'm going to stay at 10mg since it's doing the job for me at that dosage. I can't remember the last time I was always happy! M 50 4 days
10mg 1X D
6/21/2013
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 4  Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks Med worked GREAT to get me out of the "black hole." Unlike other SSRIs and SNRIs, didn't have terrible head pain or nausea, and it worked within a couple of days instead of weeks. Could begin to exercise and participate in activities. Made a huge mood difference. Unfortunately, side effects of constipation, insomnia, acne and big increase in appetite made it uncomfortable. Dr. just changed me to Pristiq today to see if that works any better. If not, because it helped so much with mood, I'm willing to go back to Viibryd despite the side effects until I find another med. I was never able to tolerate higher than 10 mg because of worsening side effects. Like most people, it's a difficult decision to decide whether it's better to be constipated, fat and acne-covered, or not be depressed. F 46 1 months
10mg 1X D
6/20/2013

 1   This is not the drug for me. It gave me horrible side effects and did not mix well with other meds I am on. The combination of drugs, a sinus infection and a crowded optic nerve left me blind in my right eye. Also make sure your doctor realizes that this is a drug that adds to your seritonin levels and if you are on meds for HDHD, it could give you more than you need. F 47 6 months
40 mg 1X D
6/10/2013

 2  SAD, Mild depression, Low libido Increased libido, decreased anxiety, decreased muscle tension, increased fatigue, low energy, increased depression, apathy, withdrawal from social interaction. Viibryd decreased the physical components of anxiety, but mental components were increased. The pounding heart beat went away, but I lost charisma and gained social awkwardness. I was getting very negative mental flashes, including images of my own death, yet before the med, that never happened. I am not suicidal. It was just disturbing. M 24 40 days
20 1X D
5/27/2013
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 4  Major depression - still taking med - I had only a very slight queasyniess for the first three days. - The medicine kicked in the very first day for me. I felt so much better, I refused to believe it until I had been on the meds longer. - Vivid dreams the first few days, but nothing too crazy. The doctor also recommended melatonin before bedtime which I think helped ease the dreams. Cons: - Expensive!!! Even with insurance and a $30 coupon card, these still cost me $100 per month. - Do NOT run out of your prescription. OMG. The dreams are for me what everyone else on here says. They are crazy, paralyzing, talk-in-your-sleep, can't move dreams, can't wake up from them. They SUCK. They are awful. I was out of money to pay for this med for about a week, and they do not go away. - Manic. Could not stop talking. To myself, to my kids, to anyone. - Irritable - Pissed off AT THE WORLD - Crying spells return - Agitated - Just want to sleep (great, more nightmares) - Dry itchy skin everywhere - Appetite loss My doctor knew of all the side effects, so she titrated me very slowly with the starter pack. Instead of 10, 20, 40, we chose to cut the pills in half and do a 5, 10, 20 then 40 dosage. For me, when I am on this med, I feel great, normal, I have the ability to be happy. It works for me. When I am off/out of this EXPENSIVE med, it really makes me angry that I have to take these in the first place. I understand why so many people switch meds or try to quit them altogether. Depression sucks. It runs in my family. I would not wish it on anyone. F 44 7 months
40 MG 1X D
5/15/2013
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 1  anxiety and irritability My doctor gave me a sample pack and told me to take 10 mg for two weeks then call and tell her how I was feeling. I weigh 130 pounds. I was very dizzy and sick to my stomach within an hour of taking it with food. I took it at lunch time and the rest of the day I felt terrible. I also felt some heart racing and foggy vision. When I woke up the next day, I felt very off balance. I decided not to take this anymore after feeling so awful. I hope I feel better soon. If I feel this bad after taking 1 10mg pill, I cant even imagine what the side effects are like when taking more. F 35 1 days
10mg 1X D
5/9/2013

 4  depression..anxiety...Add fybromyal Headaches brain zaps crazy demonic night terrors I can't wakeup from.But I see from reading it's my fault. I increased myself to 60mg. from 40mg. I knew something had to change but actually I think 20 mg. is what I need. I need to go down. Doc appt set. I should have never done this. 40 mg. max for anyone!!! If it seems to not work at 40mg decrease dosah. This med. has given me life again. Loss of weight and able to deal with things better. Miss a dose and I cry, so dont need to do that. F 49 3 months
40mg.
4/26/2013

 1  GAD Stomach issues. I suffered stomach issues almost immediately but never made the connection until I started reading blogs. Went to 2 different doctors who didn't make a connection either. Was put on Prilosec for my stomach issues. After I started researching my meds and stomach issues I made a connection. One doctor suggested that if the Prilosec was working then everything should be fine. I don't understand what is fine about having to take another drug because of ones side effects. I quickly made the decision on my own to wean off the Viibryd. Oh boy it was rough! At 1st I tried too fast & ended up with panic attacks, but the second try I did much slower, probably took me 2 months or so to wean off completely. I now take nothing for the GAD, also no Prilosec & can honestly say I have never felt better!!! F 36 1 years
20 1X D
4/20/2013

 1  social anxiety Felt better about myself, but it caused me to vomit often (I haven't thrown up for 8 years because I had surgery to eliminate GERD), after drinking one half of a small bloody mary, I began to vomit violently and became so dizzy I could not walk and became disoriented. I could not eat, had no desire to drink water, food had a strange taste to it and everything had the same strange smell. It also gave me very vivid and sad dreams. It took a good month before I began to feel somewhat returning to "normal." I still seem to have balance issues still. I believe this drug poisoned me. If you take this potent drug, pay close attention to any changes you experience! F 69 2 weeks
10 mg
4/5/2013

 1  have tried several other meds Major digestion issues, diarrhea, gas. Loss of appetite. Couldn't seem to force food down...it just looked unappealing. Jitters and very anxious. F 32 3 days
10
3/24/2013

 3  Major Depression Initially started with 10mg for the first month along with 5mg of Ritalin. I was suicidal and I immediately got relief after taking the pill. It stopped all negative/depressive thinking although I was still depressed it just wasn't overwhelming. Soft stools, weight loss, night sweats, HAIR LOSS. Also, affected libido and caused anorgasmia. After one month felt suicidal and doctor increased to 20 and instantly felt better and relief. Have stayed on 20 for 6 months. I have been trying to taper off at 15 but that made my mood down. Quit cold turkey for 12 days and my mood and brain felt better, quicker thinking and more alert. However I had terrible joint pain. It took 10 days to figure out the connection. Now I'm not sure if I can ever get off it. I'm taking 20 then 15 every other day but I still feel the joint pain. It helped me a lot in a very rough patch. However, it seems the side effects of joint pain will not allow me to taper or stop. That is a big issue. Plus the hair loss being so bad is upsetting. I wish I could stop it. I'm in a pickle. F 48 8 months
20 1X D
3/11/2013
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 1  anxiety Only taking viibryd for about 4 says have gotten bad jitters and terrible anxiety. Now i am trying to deal with the withdrawal which are even worse. I have had some crazy thoughts and can't function..praying it wears off soon F 24 4 days
10
3/8/2013

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