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Condition: Depression
3/16/2008 3:41:06 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
the first week I felt a llt better, then noticed spells of anxiety and general "BAD" feeling. I finally was able to sleep at night but I am tired all day. Have only been taking it 4 three1/2 weeks but ive lost 7 pounds. Less overall cying but when I feel that bad feeling crying is more intense. Best affect is being able to sleep at night even though i am tired during the day

Condition: Depression
3/11/2008 6:24:22 PM

Reviewer: kgoff, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Medication has helped me recapture the overall feeling of well-being with daily life. Although, I have experienced minimal body swelling as the only side-effect.

Condition: Depression
3/10/2008 11:49:40 PM

Reviewer: lulu, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
started off with 10 mg but shortly after it stopped working. my doc increased it to 20 and told me that i could start taking it at night (i wasnt sure if it would interact with my topamax). its supposed to help me sleep but it doesnt. i still find it hard to fall asleep and when i do i dont want to get up which is kinda hard with a 3 yr old nephew and as many doctor appts as i have. also in the la ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
3/10/2008 9:45:58 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 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:
I was very hesitant about taking anti depressants because I didn't want to feel like a zombie or something. But I found myself not being able to get out of bed to go to work or do anything. I started taking citalopram and after a week I felt a little better but not ALOT better. My dr increased my dosage twice. I feel much better. I don't cry at the drop of a hat for no particular reason an ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
3/10/2008 8:15:57 PM

Reviewer: little_shoes08, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Starting the treatment it worked okay but I had to constantly increase the dosage to stabalize my mood. I also did not wean myself off the medication and had very bad withdrawal from it including nausea, and trouble sleeping. Two months after not using the medication I still had those symptoms.

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