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Condition: Depression
1/23/2015 12:10:00 AM

Reviewer: emmecke, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I can not tell any difference.

Condition: Depression
1/5/2015 5:09:36 PM

Reviewer: Bud, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
It take the peaks and valleys off the day. I started to try to get off it but life had other designs. Things don't bother me as much I don't get as upset about things -it does make me tired and has reduced sexual desire. I have to take it directly after eating or I have upset stomach. Also, I take it with allergy pill or my limbs and stomach feels itchy. I wish there was better alternative ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
11/20/2014 11:11:36 PM

Reviewer: ControlledPoison, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Starting having problems w/ depression along with the onset of lupus and fibro. I took this with good results for several years, before my rheum. decided to switch me to Cymbalta. He said to just stop taking the Effexor, and I am furious that he told me that. After a week, I still have horrible side effects trying to withdraw from this medicine. Nauseous constantly, terrible headache, dizzy, sweat ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
11/12/2014 11:46:08 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Found this to work much better than any other anti depressants that I have tried over the years & i have tried several. I found it to give me much more energy than the others have but you definitely don't see or feel a difference for at least two weeks. I was worried in the beginning cause it didn't feel like it was working at all & actually made me feel more tired & for some r ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
10/15/2014 12:27:11 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took it for 6 years. The HORRIBLE thing about this medicine is if you're trying to get off of it because it stops working for you. It gives SERIOUS Withdrawl issues. Think twice before starting this medication.

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