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Condition: Depression
10/4/2007 11:12:25 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I take 300mg per day (2 pills of 150mg), which is 1 dose away from the most mg allowed to be prescribed by law. If I do not take this medication EXACTLY 24 hours every day, immediately I start getting withdrawl symtoms. Being a recovered drug addict, I know it is much like a withdrawl from heroin. 1st is the migraines. Then the sweating, bones hurting, vomiting, diareah, it's horrible. But, t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
10/1/2007 2:53:07 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:

Condition: Depression
9/30/2007 10:44:47 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
This worked wonders for me. It brought me back to my normal self. The sweating is ridiculous!! He started me on 75 mg which but cut it to 37.5 mg but the sweating did not stop, and that was not strong enough. I just break out in sweat all day! It's not worth that to me.

Condition: Depression
9/29/2007 11:30:20 PM

Reviewer: torilis, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
At first it seemed to work but even after several increases in strength it only seems to work somewhat, at least sex drive and weight gain better than last drug

Condition: Depression
9/29/2007 1:58:21 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had less headaches, anxiety, and mood swings while on this drug. However, I cannot seem to find a time to take it that it doesn't interfere with my sleep.

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