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    Condition: Depression
    11/1/2007 1:15:49 PM

    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:
    I was with Major Depressive Disorder about 4 years ago. Had not slept for weeks and was loosing weight w/o trying. Within 3 weeks of taking Effexor much of the physical discomfort of anxiety was gone, and by 6 weeks my thinking and mood was greatly improved. I take 75mg a day and will decrease it to 37.5mg when I see the nurse practitioner.

    Condition: Depression
    10/31/2007 11:08:34 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 2

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    While this drug did help me with my depression, I did not like how sick I felt if I didn't take it pretty close to the same time every day. I don't like something having that strong of an effect on me. I would get headaches, nausea, sensativity to light, irritable, and short tempered. I have taken other anti-depressants and none of them have been like this.

    Condition: Depression
    10/31/2007 2:08:36 PM

    Reviewer: 55-64 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:
    My doctor started me on a low dose which helped but did not help a lot. He then increased the dosage and I have done well on this medication. The only thing I dislike is the lack of emotions.

    Condition: Depression
    10/30/2007 11:49:17 AM

    Reviewer: Louie, Louie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    It made me not at all interesting in any sexual activity. Although, it helped me through some times when my son was in Bosnia, and irag I would not go back to using it again. I felt as though I had an attitude like "I don't give a darn".

    Condition: Depression
    10/29/2007 10:53:32 PM

    Reviewer: Jessie S, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I've been on Effexor since having my third daughter April, 2004. I recently thought maybe I was feeling well enough to go off of the medication and decided to gradually taper off, but have experienced very, very bad withdrawls. I highly recommend not even starting this medication!! The dizziness is horrible. I have been on Prozac and Zoloft in the past and have never experienced withdrawl symp ... Show Full Comment

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