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    Condition: Depression
    12/2/2007 1:32:03 AM

    Reviewer: flanders1967, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    This drug stole 5 years of my life the dr kept boosting the dose, the withdrawal lasted 18 months. It was the most awful experience, i lost my career (which i now have back) my husband almost divorced me, and i just felt like dying every day. Prozac has turned out to be the best choice for me. If you feel the "brain shivers" from Effexor, its time to get off it!!!!!!

    Condition: Depression
    12/1/2007 9:15:34 PM

    Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I was prescribed this medication for depression and anxiety. It has helped tremendously for the depression. And it's just been OK for the anxiety. The only side effects I have had from it is if I forget to take it one day, then I start getting very dizzy and sick to my stomach. It's like my body is going through withdraw after only one day.

    Condition: Depression
    11/30/2007 9:27:26 PM

    Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Gained 40+ pounds over the course of 8 months after increasing daily dose. Aside from the weight gain and constant hunger it helped with my depression/mood disorder. After the excessive weight gain and lack of energy, I opted to try something else

    Condition: Depression
    11/30/2007 9:20:55 PM

    Reviewer: bmagallon69, 35-44 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 have been trying different medications for depression for about ten years now, and I feel like I can deal with almost anything thrown my way. I would not want to discontinue use for any reason at this stage. It has been about six months, and I feel the best I have in many years.

    Condition: Depression
    11/30/2007 5:50:30 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    I'm taking Effexor for depression and anxiety. I like the difference Effexor has made for me, but I think I need more help. I was very positive and upbeat and then suddenly went backwards a few steps. I will talk to doc, but I won't give up my Effexor. It made all the difference in the world. It made my heart peaceful again.

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