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    Condition: Depression
    3/11/2019 1:11:50 PM

    Reviewer: Momof3, 25-34 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have been battling seasonal depression and this year I couldnâ??t stand it so this is my first encounter with an anti-depressant medication. Was suppose to taper up to 150mg but took 1 pill of 37mg in the evening. The next morning I woke up feeling STRUNG OUT. Ended up in the hospital. HORRIBLE feeling. Vomiting, sweating, hear racing, whole body shivers and twitching. AWFUL.

    Condition: Depression
    1/23/2019 1:17:21 AM

    Reviewer: rosie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    with every increase in medication, my depression worsens, not desire to eat or do anything, don't want to go out, feel anti-social - I will be seeing my doc soon and plan to have her wean me off this, I'm more anxious and depressed on it, horrible nightmares, insomnia to name a few bad side effects....I do not recommend this at all

    Condition: Depression
    1/21/2018 2:42:58 PM

    Reviewer: D1nonlysnshn, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I have been a "highly funtioning" depressed person for many years: life of the party, witty, intelligent, charming, intelligent conversationalist, highly successful at the top of the food chain in my field, ...until I got home. Work was an escape from myself for me. If I had no weekend functions to attend I would be catatonic, only getting out of bed to use the bathroom. I had always f ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Depression
    11/27/2017 2:29:58 PM

    Reviewer: 45-54 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:
    I have been taking Effexor for depression for four years and have found it to be very effective.

    Condition: Depression
    8/22/2017 11:45:46 AM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

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    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I took this medicine for about 7 years with great results, and quit taking it 9 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter. Recently I was put back on it and had terrible side effects. My eyes dilated and swelled. They became very red after only 2 doses. I was extremely jittery. I felt nothing at all. My family said I was a zombie. I couldn't think or function.

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