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Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
10/13/2014 9:40:19 PM

Reviewer: Bernard, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Has nausea the first couple of days, I have been on it for 14 days. I do have more energy, however, I'm very irritable, and intolerant of others. I don't believe I will be on it for much longer.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
10/12/2014 10:20:07 PM

Reviewer: 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:
I was on citalapram and my doctor gave me samples to try brintellix. I have been throwing up and nauseous every day since then. I have been on them approximately 2 weeks and thought it would get better. It has not, I am also more emotional Crying and feel angry for no reason, this is not my normal behavior. I will not be taking this medication and hope others post their experience so that more p ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
10/11/2014 10:53:11 PM

Reviewer: k12, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
i developed serotonin syndrome on this med at 9 weeks of using it. itching at first, nausea, diarrhea, gut upset then it settled down and seemed like miracle drug for depression. at 9 weeks, i started feeling ill and thought it was flu. it was start of serotonin syndrome. i had every symptom of it but 104 fever and coma. be VERY VERY careful about this drug. it starts off quick and great, and then ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
10/8/2014 11:07:50 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been on this drug for about 3 months and it has made me gain weight the nausea is terrible in the beginning it seemed to help but now I am more irritable with anxiety and it feels like my neck and throat is always swollen even my head always feel swollen I feel fuzzy all the time with forgetting things, and muscle aches, hot flashes I don't think this drug is for me back to the dr tomor ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
10/7/2014 3:25:34 PM

Reviewer: Ken in MN, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started at 5mg without troubled. Went to 10mg and got terrible nausea, dizziness and headaches. After 2 months the nausea didn't go away, in fact, seemed to get worse. I weaned off it, but still have nausea and headaches almost every day. It doesn't seem to be going away. Could Brintellix have caused permanent damage?

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