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    Condition: Depression
    10/25/2007 8:53:12 PM

    Reviewer: mrgdcksn, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Treatment for depression/change of life symptoms. On Effexor XR 75 mg at the time I made a serious suicide attempt. Phycologist advised family doctor to up my dose. Advice not taken. This could have cost me my life. I'm a 54 year old women with a full time job. Married with 4 grown cildren. Total medication effects. I am still on Effexor XR,now 175mg - 225mg and I see a phyciatrist about every ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    10/25/2007 7:37:53 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    grotesquely awful withdrawal symptoms Should have a black box warning

    Condition: Depression
    10/25/2007 7:21:20 PM

    Reviewer: Taty, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:

    Condition: Depression
    10/24/2007 2:47:28 PM

    Reviewer: sad momma, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Dizziness & sleepiness went away after a few weeks. Still have lingering short term memory loss & uncontrollable yawning. Might be the mix of this med with my others.

    Condition: Depression
    10/23/2007 2:08:46 AM

    Reviewer: j, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    It seems to have a serious effect on my short term memory. My ability to cope with high body heat, like temprature or clothing is difficult. Heat stroke could be a problem. My overall ability to cope with my stressfull life has improved. I can talk about stress related issues without crying. The downside is that there are times when I should cry and am not able to. It is impossible for me to full ... Show Full Comment

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