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Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
2/4/2013 11:29:09 PM

Reviewer: MClay, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have felt good from the beginning. People complain that the bad taste Is a real drawback but I don't see why that should really matter, I don't mind the taste, I find the meds work which is what people should be talking about. This is the first stabilizer to actually work, Lamictal did nothing for me and I have suffered on it for years being uncontrolled, in terrible rapid mixed episodes ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
1/21/2013 10:58:23 AM

Reviewer: Oak Grove 1, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
At first, Saphris was wonderful for my mood. After 6 weeks I became depressed with anxiety. This continued and I continued to take the Saphris for ten more weeks then had an allergic reaction. (Gagging, pulling on throat, rapid heartbeat and uncontrolled shaking, all lasting 45 minutes.) So I stopped taking Saphris cold turkey. The withdrawal symptoms were very hard. Severe insomnia for 22 days. d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
1/2/2013 4:43:37 PM

Reviewer: ohhello, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had a couple of rare side effects: I woke up a few hours after taking the first dose with an inability to breathe automatically (especially disturbing because I was still incredibly sleepy) and painfully delayed speech. I was stuck in sort of a wordless prison for a second before I could make it to wherever words are kept. That went on for about an hour. Had to call 911 and spend the day having ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
11/24/2012 12:11:55 PM

Reviewer: Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My psychiatrist added saphris to wellbutrin, lamictal and cymbalta. This combination works for me and it's great for sleep. I don't know how anybody could take it in the morning. I find it very sedating. The taste is yucky too. I dry the area under my tongue with a tissue before I take it and then I hold it there (no moving your tongue). This way there's less saliva coming up on the ta ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
11/10/2012 8:22:02 AM

Reviewer: Jack, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This drug has worked for me. If the world goes to hell I'll be kicking in the back door of the pharmacy to get this. I no longer have racing or suicidal thoughts. When I get extra, I save it up because I don't want to run out. I hope the effectiveness doesn't wear off.

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