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    Condition: Depression
    10/14/2016 2:39:29 PM

    Reviewer: brimonnie, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Need exercise. No energy on Lexapro and Wellbutrin. Switched Wellbutrin to Effexor. Started at one 37.5 mg cap and now taking 3 caps. I see doc in two weeks. I have some trouble sleeping, but still more awake during day and getting stuff done. Blood pressure was a little higher than normal a few days ago. Constipated for past 2 months so won't know if Effexor contributes to it. Increased exer ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    9/28/2016 4:15:37 PM

    Reviewer: Deb, 55-64 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 this drug for less than 25 days at 75mg.I was doing just ok. It wasn't really doing anything for my depression, except I turned into a raving crazy person. I am a teacher, never yelled at my kids until I took this drug! Told my doctor, she doubled the dose! Also, my blood pressure has been consistently high since I started this medication ( 175/89 to over 210/99). Needless to say I ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    9/25/2016 12:37:05 PM

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    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    There's a reason this doctors refer to this drug as "side effexor." My Dr. didn't advise me of the significant side effects, including flu-like symptoms if you miss as little as one or two doses. You can feel seriously ill. I took it for years, and experienced this pretty much every time I forgot a dose. When I went to a doctor (a different one than the one who prescribed it, ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    6/14/2016 8:03:01 AM

    Reviewer: Timofbedlam, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    By far the most effective antidepressant I have used, but also with the worst side effects and withdrawal symptoms. I was prescribed Venlafaxine (aka Effexor) after showing limited response to fluoxetine and trazodone (had previously tried amitriptyline, Seroxat, and dusolepin). Venlafaxine alleviated the worst of my depression and anxiety, and allowed me to start consistently getting more than 2 ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    3/11/2016 1:08:23 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I often have a great deal of trouble speaking on the phone, I have chronic pain, anxiety and depression. Within 10 hours of taking one pill, I was able to have the most relaxed, intelligent telephone conversion I have had in years. That immpressed me. What didn't impress me was the dilated pupils; the halo's around lights on the tv and at night; the wild light show that appeared when I clo ... Show Full Comment

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