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Condition: Depression
9/24/2008 9:32:39 AM

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:
My doctor prescribed Effexor in October, 2004, as treatment for depression. Began on 37.5 and gradually increased to 150 mg of extended release daily. It has been a major factor in improving my quality of life; experienced some sleepiness initially but that has diminished. I could tell a difference within a week of having started even the lowest dose. Missed two doses due to a stomach virus at ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
9/18/2008 11:24:00 PM

Reviewer: belllady, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
As a child/teenager I was always depressed. I felt panicked at school like I was going to do/say something wrong & get in trouble. At 38,although I had made it to a supervising position, I still doubted everything I did. I overworked because I never thought I was doing good enough until I finally became so exhausted and lost contact with reality. Hospitalized for 3 weeks I was tried on severa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
8/30/2008 12:22:23 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
JUST STARTING

Condition: Depression
8/27/2008 4:28:35 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was put on this drug 3 months ago for severe depression and night terrors from the war. I love it, im on 150mg a day and besides sweating a little bit more than usual and it takes a little bit longer to urinate i feel its a great drug.

Condition: Depression
8/27/2008 3:11:34 PM

Reviewer: on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
started with effexor xr, 3 years just changes to generic because of cost. hate it I fell dizzy nauseated,a little out of sorts. extremely tired. never was with the xr

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