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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Brintellix oral.

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Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
9/21/2014 6:51:45 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
If Prozac made you try to commit suicide, don't take this it's 10x worse. First day only mild self-harm symptoms, second day full blown suicidal thoughts/needs. If you are in the 10% minority that has severe reactions to medications beware of this one.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
9/15/2014 11:22:27 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Just after two days of my 10mg dose i felt so much better.. my energy level is way up, no sexual side effects.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
9/14/2014 8:05:28 PM

Reviewer: chellie45s, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
horrible. i never have had side effects from any medication.i have been on paxil, prozac, lexapro zoloft, etc. no side affects. after day 3 i went into a major manic episode. never had mania. not diagnosed as bi-polar. whole body ached. i was losing control of my right leg and right foot was pulling right. i started tripping and several times had to catch myself from a fall in the shower. my back ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
9/7/2014 12:57:35 PM

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:
I am on Cymbalta, Buspar, and Xanax for Major Depressive Disorder and anxiety. I've tried upwards of 15 meds since I was diagnosed in my 20s. I was hospitalized once due to coming up with a suicide plan. Just finished a 6-week round of TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation), and still had dips. Psych put me on Brintellix 10 mg. Dealt with a bit of nausea the first two days, nothing some salt ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
9/3/2014 4:14:33 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was treated for High Anxioty for years. Whn it was discovered by a new doctor that I was a depressed, I was started on Brintellix. The first day I noticed I was not crying or sleeping a lot. After the 3rd day my family noticed that I had more patience and energy. I have now been on this for 2 months and I feel like I have my life back. Co workers have any said that I am back to the old me that t ... Show Full Comment

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