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Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
3/28/2015 11:02:55 AM

Reviewer: koiponder, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Very effective in relieving depression. However, the withdrawal side effects are horrendous! Patient should be warned in advance of beginning treatment and allowed to weigh their options. I weaned off over the period of one year. After one week off the medication, I am still very sick physically. Headache, nausea, dizziness and confusion. I would not recommend starting this drug unless you h ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
3/13/2015 8:27:02 AM

Reviewer: Reaper, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
A good drug, almost makes me feel "normal". Only side effect is nausea which I have gotten used to and when I was on a higher dose I exhibited manic and agressive behaviour; I have since reduced my dose and have been fine.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
3/7/2015 10:58:37 AM

Reviewer: beth, 55-64 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:

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
2/24/2015 3:25:15 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The absolutely horrendous withdrawal symptoms I am suffering now clearly outweigh what mediocre benefit it gave me and I only took it daily for 3 months. I have currently been weaning myself off of it for over a month and have been completely off of it for 4 days. The debilitating headache I suffer from each day is joined by constant nausea, terrible sleep,agitation, inability to focus,inability t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
1/25/2015 2:22:36 PM

Reviewer: Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
The only side effect I have with Cymbalta is urinary retention. The biggest side effect is trying to come off of it. It doesn't work so much for easing psychological pain as it does for easing physical pain, which is counterintuitive to its mandate. I highly suggest using a SSRI in conjunction with Cymbalta as it only works fairly well for depression and anxiety.

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