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    Condition: Depression
    1/8/2010 1:49:26 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    Made it hard to Breathe!

    Condition: Depression
    12/29/2009 2:12:26 PM

    Reviewer: WORKERBEE, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I started this medication after unsuccessfully using 5-6 others. It works but there are many side effects. About 2 years after starting it, I had to start taking high blood pressure medication. My heart has developed a murmur. And now, after over 10 years, my hands shake. I suppose there will be more along the way. My depression is there but it no longer takes over my life. I have had to learn g ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    12/27/2009 9:01:22 PM

    Reviewer: titanscrazy1, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I was on Effexor XR for almost 4 years. It worked well to reduce my depression symptoms. I did notice a great reduction in my sex drive, major weight gain, "brain-zaps" if I missed a day or two w/flu-like symptoms. I just started the generic brand in hopes of reviving my "drive." I felt alittle sick to my stomach the 2nd day I took it, but so far it seems to be working. My dose ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    12/18/2009 12:33:42 AM

    Reviewer: Truth, 25-34 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 was on this medication for about three months then all H*** broke loose. I broke out in hives head to toe and I never had an allergy prior. I had to stop taking it immediately and the withdrawal symptoms were horrific. For the last 10 months I have been on several drug combinations in an attempt to get rid of the hives. I've been on a immune-suppressant drug called cyclosporine for the last ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    12/15/2009 11:00:42 PM

    Reviewer: doglover101, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    PLEASE BEWARE OF THE HORRIBLE WITHDRAWL SYMPTOMS OF THIS MEDICATION WHEN/IF YOU DISCONTINUE IT. I AM GOING THROUGH MAJOR, SERIOUS WITHDRAWL SYMPTOMS FROM ABRUPTLY STOPPING THE MEDICATION AND IT IS AT TIMES UNBEARABLE TO DEAL WITH. I HAVEN'T SLEPT AN ENTIRE NIGHT THOUGH IN OVER 13 DAYS NOW, THE HORRIBLE HEADACHES, VERTIGO, SHAKING, RAPID HEARTBEAT/TACYCARDIA, HORRIBLE SWEATING (I AM HAVING TO C ... Show Full Comment

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