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Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
2/24/2015 2:39:08 PM

Reviewer: Bella Blue, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was on this medication for nine weeks. Had suicidal thoughts almost every day and my entire personality changed. Anger and the feeling of hopelessness everyday. It was the most horrible thing I have ever experienced.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
2/14/2015 9:07:30 AM

Reviewer: BgailB, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
So far so good. Have been on this medication for a couple of weeks now and have already felt a huge difference in my motivation, mood and energy level. I had a little itching, nausea, and dizziness the first week, but much better now. So we shall see...currently tapering off of Prozac and onto this at 10 mg.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
1/14/2015 8:56:29 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:

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
12/10/2014 4:10:50 AM

Reviewer: Wildcat, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Since I've been using this drug I have more crying spells, difficulty in sleeping and suffer with headaches. I am on 10 mg and found this drug to be very expensive.

Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
11/29/2014 11:32:09 AM

Reviewer: tammy l, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I've been on Brintellix for 8 weeks. It has greatly improved my mood and has decreased my anxiety. The one complaint I have is with the cost. Our copay is $122!!! I wont be able to afford it for long but will take it for as long as possible. Cost was a factor in me stopping Prestiq which also helped (but not as much as this has). If you can afford it, it's worth a try.

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