109 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

kittymom
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kittymom
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F70y
FM:5y Dx
CFS:5y Dx
I am: n
I have:
ME/CFS

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May 17, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only reason this pill is a burden to take is because they don't work any more. It is way past time when I need to switch to a different anti-depressant. Hopefully this week after I talk to pschyciatrist (ms).

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Zacor
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Zacor
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
42 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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May 8, 2010 (Started May 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This drug really works!! I feel the flow of energy.
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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hopeforthefuture
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hopeforthefuture
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
32 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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May 3, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Constipation

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Tamacita68
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Tamacita68
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
46 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Apr 29, 2010 (Started Apr 19, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bipolar Disorder: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: tired, nonchalant attitude., Dry mouth, Loss of energy, Sexual dysfunction, Tired eyes, Blurry vision

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Herbal Girl
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Herbal Girl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
61 F
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Apr 14, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Revelation
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Revelation
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Mar 13, 2010 (Started Oct 15, 1996)

  • Perceived effectiveness for also helped with hot flushes, as I had instant menopause from breast cancer treatment.: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Speaking from a personal point of view, stress and major life change (including illness) can induce a chemical imbalance in the brain. I think there is too much emphasis placed on anti-depressants. They are certainly not to be used lightly - BUT if the need is there do not be worried about the 'stigma'. My Doctor has kept me on them for many years as I have had a few 'life traumas' and thought it was better for me to stay on them. They do help me to stay in control and not get too emotional.
Side effects: Fuzzy head

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Quaney
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Quaney
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Severe
36 M
Function: High
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Feb 22, 2010 (Started Feb 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Side effects: Nausea

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GracieG
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GracieG
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 39
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: b
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Feb 18, 2010 (Started Dec 17, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 225 mg Daily

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taytay1974
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taytay1974
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Feb 17, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Anxious mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was oringinally prescribed for hot flashes, and it doesn't work at all for those and I having been gaining wt. every month, which I always had a problem gaining now I can't stop gaining weight.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

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Hestia58
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Hestia58
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Feb 14, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Withdrawal effects, Sexual dysfunction

Feb 1, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lost libido, sensation - MS or Effexor? Don't know. Withdrawal is very hard. Pacing myself, taking it slowly.
Side effects: Withdrawal effects, Sexual dysfunction

Nov 18, 2008 (Started Apr 20, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: withdrawal is terrible for many. Try another drug first.
Side effects: Withdrawal effects, Sexual dysfunction

Sep 26, 2008 (Started Apr 20, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: getting on is easy. Getting off is hell
Side effects: Withdrawal effects, Sexual dysfunction

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