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Condition: Depression
8/3/2008 3:37:16 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Had a horrible anaphylactic (allergic) reaction with the first dose which, 4 days later, I'm still trying to recover from. Signs: nausea, mini-seizures. In the ER, I was given Solu-Medrol and Ativan to counteract it, but I don't feel much better yet. Wish I knew what was in it that I'm allergic to. I've taken almost all of the other anti-depressants at one time or another with ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
7/29/2008 8:30:42 PM

Reviewer: TroubleInParadise, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
After taking Celexa, Lexapro, Zoloft and others for 10 years, I felt my depression and overall health getting worse, so I asked for something new. My psychiatrist suggested Pristiq. After only 4 days, I decided to stop taking it because of unbearable night sweats, as well as some daytime sweating. One night, I had to change my sweat-soaked PJs three times and then try to sleep wrapped in a towel. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
7/27/2008 10:12:47 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
after being on zoloft,effexor,prozac...I see a difference...it is a great drug for my depression...and my ins covers it unlike when effexor first came out.

Condition: Depression
7/27/2008 3:03:41 AM

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Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have noticed a terrible headache with this drug. Switched from effexor after almost 8 years. I do not like it. I am irritable and can not sleep without sleeping meds. I don't want to cycle my life around a medicine.

Condition: Depression
7/26/2008 12:27:03 AM

Reviewer: kathy60158, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was put on this medicine after 8 years on Effexor XR. After taking this for two weeks I noticed that my depression is getting worse. I have started back crying and beginning to think of sucide again. I plan to talk to my doctor as soon as possible and get another medicine since it appears this one is not helping at all.

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