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Condition: Depression
1/27/2008 4:09:54 PM

Reviewer: thedavebloke, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been on this medication for about 7 years (after other SSRIs) and it has been effective. My mood has levelled out, with very few highs or lows. But my weight has gone up, I fall asleep when sitting on a chair and I have short-term memory loss. One thing that I have learnt is that you need to match the dosage with any weight gain - I had put on quite a bit of weight and a small rise in ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
1/25/2008 12:06:10 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Was prescribed this after my insurance would not cover Lexapro, which I preferred. Was given this for minor depression, irritability, tendency to cry and inability to sleep well. I've been on it a month. Pros: Much less irritable, no crying and fall asleep within a short amount of time at night. Cons: No appetite (however no weight loss either darn!), night sweats and increased sleepiness ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
1/24/2008 11:50:02 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My husband had esophagal and tongue cancer. Lots of awful treatment & lots of pain. After my husband died, I couldn't stop crying at very inappropriate times, making work and social life very difficult. It didn't help that I was going thru menopause at the same time. This has been a Godsend. I had very few side effects and they were gone in a short time.

Condition: Depression
1/24/2008 6:53:46 PM

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Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i've been taking Citalopram for almost a year and i think it's great,it don't make me sleepy like most medication do,i don't cry as much and i have more patiences but i have gained some weight and thats the only downfall i have.

Condition: Depression
1/22/2008 6:02:12 AM

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Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Anti depressants work for some not others. It seems I react to anti depressants no matter which ones. Suicidal, aggressive behaviour etc, check out this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akathisia .

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