LUVOX Reviews

Average Rating: 3.2 (316 Ratings)

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 5  Depression, GAD, social anxiety Mild headaches, waking up in middle of night, not noticing I have to use the restroom. This drug is a lifesaver for me. I finally feel somewhat confident in public and don't feel obsessive negative thoughts related to social anxiety. I feel calm and happy for the first time in so many years and I am so grateful. My libido didn't really appear to be affected and my breasts have also increased in size. The only side effect that has made a noticeable impact, is waking up two hours before my alarm and having a hard time going back to sleep. I am so grateful for this medication. F 33 38 days
100 1X D
9/25/2021
 1  Depression, repetitive thoughts Severe constipation This drug made me feel calm and confident almost immediately, even at a very low dose. The visual world was extra vivid. It alleviated my depression. But I had to stop taking it due to constipation so complete it would have put me in the hospital sooner or later.. F 61 7 days
25 mg
5/16/2020
 2  Oppressive Depression, OCD Repetitive negative thoughts, reduction of libido. At first it seemed to not do to much, but then I slowly started focussing on random negative thoughts and I would think about it over and over again, often all day and into the next. Just this week I decided I could not go through that any longer and I cut the dose in half, I will go to a quarter on the weekend, then stop taking it completely. I also noticed a reduction in my libido, joint pain, dizziness, heart palps. F 50 8 months
50 MG 1X D
4/16/2020
 5  OCD, intrusive thoughts Insomnia This drug changed my life. After completing 8 months of exposure and response prevention, I was still not exactly where I wanted to be. I have had intrusive thoughts and feelings of guilt throughout my entire life. After I started taking Luvox, the guilt finally disappeared. I still experience intrusive thoughts, but I have no reaction to them any longer. I could not imagine my life without with medication. F 27 6 months
50 mg
4/5/2020
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 5  OCD Drowsiness, nausea, waking up at night, vivid dreams Since the first dose, this medication chilled my thoughts out completely. It's like my ocd had built a dam that stopped my thoughts from flowing and luvox broke it down. I'm also experiencing a slight apathy. Not enough to keep me from getting things done, but enough to knock out my social anxiety. It feels good to not care so much about stuff I can't control. I feel very relaxed. M 32 4 days
50 MG
7/4/2019
 4  OCD, Depression Definitely fatigue first few months, maybe increased anxiety until I got right dosage (didn't need much for it to work - increasing dosage wasn't good idea so stuck around 35 mg a day or max 50). I think it increased nightmares. I had to stay on it for a few months before it really kicked-in and for first time in my life I felt my anxiety and depression lift! I wanted to do things, go to school, engage with people. I got on the Dean's list for the first time on this drug, it helped me focus and I was no longer tormented by my OCD. F 24 2 years
12/27/2018
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 1  Anxietyandconstant skin picking F 50 1 years
200 mg
12/15/2018
 1  Panic Experienced shortness of breath, suicidal thoughts, panic attack. Quit after 1 day. F 33 1 days
50 1X D
9/5/2018
 1  OCD, Anxiety, Fibromyalgia Panic attacks, brain fog, difficulty breathing, heart palps, major increase in food cravings. F 40 3 days
25 1X D
12/26/2017
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 3  Severe OCD Extreme weight loss, no appetite, itchy, insomnia, frustration, and at times confusion Iím trying to stay positive because my doctor says Luvox is the best for OCD, but Iím starting to feel like itís not going to help me F 41 3 weeks
50-200mg
12/4/2017
 1  OCD/ depression Even though i took it at night, i experienced nauseua and upset stomach every morning, no appetite at all and worsening depression. F 28 3 weeks
8/23/2017
 1  Depressed, anxiety. I do not like it. It is worse when I am not working,/ days off. I have no motivation. F 52 3 months
300mg
7/3/2017
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 1  obsessive thoughts, ruminations panic attacks I was prescribed Luvox for obsessive, negative thoughts. Things I had said or done years ago were crippling my thoughts. I took Luvox and after 2 days these were gone. After an initial dosage of 50 mg for a week, I was told to increase to 100 mg. When I did, I had a panic attack so severe, I thought I was having a heart attack and went to the emergency room in an ambulance. I stopped taking it and went to my doctor who said it couldnít be caused by Luvox because it treated panic attacks, so I started back on the Luvox. Two days later I was back in the emergency room with what I thought was another heart attack. I'm not taking this any more. M 45 14 days
50 1X D
5/21/2017
 1  OCD, Depression, Anxiety Just felt terrible after trialling this going straight from Celexa onto it. Low, hopeless mood and I swear my appetite increased - probably WOULD have gained weight if I'd stayed on it any longer than 3 days. I do have bad OCD but depression where you feel like ending it all is probably more serious than the daily inconvenience of OCD. I am now happily back on Celexa (or Cipramil as we call it in Australia). Give it a go by all means, but get off if you are feeling really bad! F 49 3 days
50mg 1X D
12/30/2016
 1  Panic Disorder Was fine on starting dose of 25mgs for four days. Went up to 50mgs thereafter and had insane panic attacks way worse than before up to 8 a day. Absolutely terrifying. Ended up in the emergency room. Got told this was a normal reaction. After two weeks of pure hell I am now tapering off this drug from hell!!!!!! Thank god for valium as it was the only thing that saved me during this time. Couldnt work. Couldnt get out of bed. Destroys lives. Stay away from it!! In the bin it goes! F 32 3 weeks
50mg
11/1/2016
 3  Major depression, ocd, anxiety, pts Initially weeks of sleeplessness. That passed. But now significant weight gain of 19 pounds. F 55 4 months
300 mg dai
9/12/2016
 3  OCD/ Compulsive Skin Picking Weight Gain Gained 14 pounds in 8 weeks, but it makes the physical tension I feel from my OCD go away so it's worth it. Missed one dose by maybe 17 hours though and I had a mental breakdown and self harmed, very rare for me. I'm also in the process of life changes, so it might not even be from Luvox. Like any drug it'll work different but so far this is my 5th medication and it's actually working. F 23 3 months
200 mg
5/26/2016
 1  Ocd/depression Severe allergy,bruising,bone fractures,adenoids due to dry mouth,sinus,nerve pain,cognitive impairment,sleeplessness after stopping,withdrawl,stomach ailments,headaches Terrible medication,will make you life hell dont ever take it for mare than 1 month otherwise several life threatening diseases will occur which you can't ignore even if you want.the dry mouth it causes by acting on nerves will give you adenoids. I tried doing suicide myself by eating poison but it was vomittes,you will experience serious muscle weakness and it takes away real happiness from your life.when suffering from withdrawl i would remember that before taking this i was so happy which was real happiness.Never take this devil's liquid i would remember and cry what was joy in my life before taking it cant even imagine condition of those who take it for long its not leaving my mind even after8 months now i am 17 and a half and couldnt study for this time please i request never to take these shitty medications live a natural life and dont disrespect the natural biochemistry of your body otherwise u will suffer M 16 3 months
5/23/2016
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 4  Anxiety, depression and OCD. ALL SE Dizziness Lifesaver and i just started this drug. F 38 1 weeks
5/16/2016
 4  Anxiety disorder Drowsiness, it's recommended to have it at night just before you go to sleep. Sometimes headaches but just mild headaches and mild dizziness. So far, it works on me. No terrible side effects.According to my doctor I need to take it for 6 months. I have improved a lot. I can walk in public now and I can survive in crowded places. But then again, different people might have different reactions to this drug. If you are very sensitive to medicine, like me, my doctor advised me to take half of it (for my case insted of 30 mg, I took 15 mg) then after a week or two, you can take 30 mg. F 24 2 months
30 mg
4/11/2016
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LUVOX  (FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE):  Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). It helps decrease persistent/unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and urges to perform repeated tasks (compulsions such as hand-washing, counting, checking) that interfere with daily living. Fluvoxamine is known as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). This medication works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance (serotonin) in the brain.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)

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