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Condition: Depression
10/25/2007 8:43:19 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
Effexor XR certainly helped my depression and lessened my desire to self-injure. However, like many others, I experience severe withdrawal symptoms if I miss a dose. I've tried to get off it to start another drug and have been unable to do so. I was up to 450 mgs whereas my father only took 75 mgs and did not have trouble getting off the drug when it was time. I experience nausea, "brain ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
10/24/2007 4:27:51 PM

Reviewer: Jazz1159, 45-54 Female 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:
Before I started using Effexor I was suffering such a deep depression that I just did not want to go on any longer. Every day was a struggle just to get through it. Effexor has given me the ability to deal with the normal stresses of every day life and feel like a normal, functioning human being. I have gained about 20 pounds, which some people say is from the drug, but I don't know for sure.

Condition: Depression
10/24/2007 1:39:08 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
When I was first perscribed the drug it worked wonders. Then it started to decrease it's effectiveness. My doctor perscribed Wellbutrin along with it, and I have been right as rain ever since!

Condition: Depression
10/22/2007 4:28:07 PM

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Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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Condition: Depression
10/21/2007 10:04:30 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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