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Condition: Depression
2/2/2014 4:37:53 AM

Reviewer: tykoon, 25-34 Male on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Terrible withdrawal. Neurological jolts aka brain zaps. Vivid nightmares with night sweats. Moments of confusion, loss of interest. Loss of self. It goes on and on... go read some of the reviews on other sites!

Condition: Depression
1/27/2014 2:49:37 PM

Reviewer: BassoonLady, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was on Zoloft for about 10 years and during menopause became suicidal. After checking into the hospital, I was taken off Zoloft and put on Effexor XR (150 mg). That was in 2007. I have suffered no side affects, have occassionally had to take Abilify when mood swings became unbearable, but otherwise my life is good. These are complicated medicines that work differently with each individual. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
1/26/2014 6:06:02 PM

Reviewer: CDOM, 35-44 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Leveled me out. As others have stated, no highs, no lows. Seemed to quit working after a year and a half. Oh, and yes, getting off this medication leaves you with the constant feeling you just got off a hellish roller coaster.

Condition: Depression
1/20/2014 7:16:32 PM

Reviewer: d.w., 35-44 Male on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
ve previously used Zoloft, Cipralex, Seroxat for depression and anxiety. Effexor was my last attempt at antidepressants. I've been on a relatively low dose of 75 mg. Used it for approximately one year. Like the other meds, Effexor did next to nothing to improve my depression or alleviate anxiety, except causing me to cry less (instead feelings are bottled up inside) and diminishing my libido. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
1/7/2014 9:06:34 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Effectiveness of Effexor XR (150 mg daily) for depression: sadness and crying over nothing was practically eliminated; enjoyed being with people again; stopped worrying that something bad was going to happen; easier to deal with life's difficulties. Overall I think it was easier for others to be around me and a good drug of choice for the time. Undesirable side effects: still had libi ... Show Full Comment

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