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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.

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
10/30/2012 6:31:43 PM

Reviewer: Karen, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Saphris has helped me a lot, but it tastes so bitter you have to be careful how you take it. Insist that your psych prescribe the black cherry flavored saphris. It's still bad tasting, but is 100% better than the original. After removing the pill from the foil pack, place it in the middle area under your tongue. Avoid talking or moving your tongue for the required 10 min. This takes patience ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Bipolar I Disorder with Most Recent Episode Mixed
10/27/2012 1:40:02 PM

Reviewer: Karen, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Saphris works well for me. For the first time in my life I feel my sleep/wake pattern has been corrected. I can get out of bed in the morning, stay awake all day and fall asleep in 15-30 min. It quiets my racing, obsessional thoughts and stops the suicidal thoughts. Now I can concentrate on talk therapy and having a life! I still have too strong of an appetite so it hasn't corrected that. I al ... Show Full Comment

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