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    Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
    4/4/2019 8:01:50 PM

    Reviewer: CC, 35-44 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:
    I've tried most antidepressants on the market to treat my MDD over the last almost 20 years and none have ever really helped. My doctor prescribed Fetzima to use in combination with Wellbutrin and honestly, I've never felt better. These drugs, along with a great therapist, saved my life. I've been taking it steadily for about 3-4 years and feel great. The only side effect I've ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
    11/3/2018 1:42:28 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I tool this med for about 2 months. I could not sleep or eat on this medication. I also was extremely angry and had worse anxiety than before starting! I work in pharmacy and know that side effects will usually subside and that is the only reason I stayed it as long as I did. Then I changed jobs, so had a lapse in insurance, when I called about a cash price it was $400. My Dr did not have samples, ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
    4/20/2018 2:53:04 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I'm 29 female 5 foot 8 and 180lbs solid build with some weight on my mid section The upbeat mood was fantastic but however devastating. I'm on lamotrigine and as unsure as it could be my own reaction. I suffered some horrible symptoms for 3 weeks - Several migraines that lasted for literally 2 weeks straight - Eye pain (I do have glaucoma) - Upset stomach - Once vomited - Afte ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
    6/25/2017 11:44:52 PM

    Reviewer: TL3180, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I've been taking 40 mg Lexapro for the last 15 years with decreased efficiency in the last 6 mos. My doctor started me on Fetzima 2 weeks ago; 1st 2 days at 20mg and the last 12 days at 40mg. The last 2 days I've noticed extreme agitation to the dismay of my daughter. However I have also noticed I am less lethargic, less appetite (both desirable) mood and concentration has improved. I s ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
    9/30/2016 10:44:19 AM

    Reviewer: Alliekona, 45-54 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    After being on several different types of anti-depressants over 20 years off and on, I finally feel like I found a RX that works. Fetzima was a game changer for me, 80mg taken in the AM. I also suffer from ADD, and unfortunately I accidentally weaned myself and as a result suffered severe migraines. Been completely off now for about a month and will be meeting with my doctor soon to discuss what& ... Show Full Comment

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