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Condition: Depression
2/17/2008 5:16:43 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
to the woman who asked about switching from EFFEXOR to VENLAFAXINE, i began taking effexor (75mg) about 9 months ago for depression and an anxiety disorder. i made the switch to generic several months ago and the only change i noticed was the additional side effect of slight nausea. i also still had all of my original side effects of jitteriness, dizziness and mood swings, though all of these have ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
2/16/2008 1:56:35 PM

Reviewer: RNMS1947@AOL.COM, 55-64 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 A COMMENT AND A QUESTION FOR OTHER READERS. I HAVE TAKEN EFFEXOR XR AND HAVE BEEN VERY, VERY SATISFIED. HOWEVER, I AM ABOUT TO LOOSE MY COVERALGE AND NEED TO CONVERT TO THE GENERIC VENLAFAXINE. HAS ANYONE CHANGED FROM EFFECOR TO THE GENERIC? ANY NOTICABLE DIFFERENCES? PLEASE ADVISE. THANK YOU.

Condition: Depression
2/16/2008 11:27:08 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was taking 150ml for about 6 months, then in June started taking 300ml. The side effects slowly crept up all at once. Could not stand being in my body, once I saw all the side effects...I had ALL of them. Was seeing a psychristrist. I stopped taking (cut back slowly) and I am fine. I would recommend it, but watch the side effects, hard to explain a blinding headache, dizziness, very angry, w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
2/15/2008 7:32:49 AM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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Condition: Depression
2/8/2008 10:23:11 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have taken this medication for 1 month now. Apart from the constant yawning, a noted side effect, this medication is very good. I have dramatically cut back on my mood swings. My shyness is starting to subside also.

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