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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of venlafaxine Oral.

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Condition: Depression
9/5/2009 2:44:34 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
has helped with my depression

Condition: Depression
9/14/2009 4:18:26 PM

Reviewer: Lee, 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
The first few days I started the medication I was very nauseaus. Now I am fine with it. The only side effect I'm having is losing weight(no appetite) I've lost 10 pounds. I am down to 118. I seem to have a little more energy. I'm on my second month so I haven't seen a significant change in my depression yet. I know it takes time. I missed a dose one day and the next day I was sick. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
9/5/2009 6:43:26 PM

Reviewer: purpleonion, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Taking Venlafaxine is my 3rd attempt at depression medication. I started out with Celexa but had her switch me bc I gained a large amount of weight. My dr then prescribed me Wellbutrin. I was horribly allergic to it. She now has put me on Venlafaxine...it has been only 2 days and so far I've experienced ALOT of side effects. Not sure if they will continue to be bothersome, but felt compel ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
8/13/2009 8:59:20 PM

Reviewer: Allusion, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I use effexor for both depression and anxiety. I have been scared all my life, both constant social fear and panic attacks. I was so bad that if I didn't have anything to worry over, I'd think of things that MIGHT happen to worry over. After taking this drug, I am FINALLY anxiety free and my depression is completely controlled. for someone with multiple sclerosis that's a miracle!! I l ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
7/30/2009 6:31:16 PM

Reviewer: tls, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was on Wellbutrin before this and I took myself off of it because I hated it. When I started this medication I noticed that my symptoms have improved greatly and I feel like I am a totally different person. I have lost weight on this because I don't resort to food as a comfort. I also have noticed that I sweat a little more than before but overall I would not change the way I feel for someth ... Show Full Comment

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