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Condition: Depression
7/8/2014 3:12:43 PM

Reviewer: KATSKITCHEN, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
DOOOOOOOOOO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES GO ON THIS MED. I HAVE BEEN ON IT FOR AT LEAST 8 TO 10 YEARS AND MY LIFE IS NOW A LIVING HELL. MY INSURANCE WONT COVER THE SUPER EXPENSIVE DRUG AND IVE HAD TO WEAN MYSELF OFF. IM AFRAID IM GOING TO LOSE MY JOB, MY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND MOSTLY MY SANITY. I HAVE HAD ALL THE WITHDRAWL SYMPTOMS THAT EVERYONE HAS DESCRIBED IN DETAIL. THIS IS A HORRIBLE DRUG. DONT D ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
7/3/2014 9:42:03 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
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Condition: Depression
7/2/2014 2:47:09 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I started this medication under a year ago. When I first started taking it, I became more suicidal and had a really serious suicide attempt. I was on this for about 4 months with no results. The medication only started to actually work when I added another medication. I went off of it for a while, and experienced really bad withdrawal symptoms. I recently started taking it again, and I am experien ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
6/30/2014 7:36:12 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
The first week after taking Effexor XR I felt normal for the first time in my life. I was 55. It helped my hot flashes, anxiety and depression. I cannot imagine what my life would have been like if I had not been prescribed this medication. There were times when I felt I no longer needed it and when I stopped taking it (weaning myself down to smaller and smaller does) and went through some harsh w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
6/22/2014 2:26:38 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

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