112 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

FlightyFey
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FlightyFey
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F36y
FM:11y Dx
CFS:?y
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 30, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Makes you shaky at first but that goes away and, once you get the right dosage, it really is a life-saver (literally!).

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lazaras
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lazaras
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:M51y
FM:8y Dx
CFS:7y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 8, 2010 (Started May 21, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily

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tryinghard101
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tryinghard101
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
59 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Jun 2, 2010 (Started Mar 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Dr. had me stop this and go to the 150mg XR capsuel
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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toniahodgin
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toniahodgin
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jun 1, 2010 (Started Apr 22, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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kittymom
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kittymom
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Most
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F71y
CFS:6y Dx
FM:6y Dx
I am: n
I have:
ME/CFS

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May 17, 2010 (Started Jan 14, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Anxious mood)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
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
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
43 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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May 8, 2010 (Started May 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Severe
33 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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May 3, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dry mouth, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: Dry mouth, Constipation

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Tamacita68
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Tamacita68
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
47 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Apr 29, 2010 (Started Apr 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Tired eyes, Loss of energy, Dry mouth, Blurry vision, Sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
Gender: 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for also helped with hot flushes, as I had instant menopause from breast cancer treatment.)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Fuzzy head)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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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