36 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine taken for the purpose of 'major depressive disorder'

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Apr 1, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is one of the best meds I've used to treat my depression. Unfortunately, it quit working after several years, as it has also done in the past.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2011 (Started Oct 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2011 (Started May 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I got scared by the reports of side-effects such as vertigo and violent discontinuation symptoms.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth

Apr 28, 2011 (Started May 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: So far, no visible effect. However, I've heard terrible things about large doses.
Side effects: dry mouth

Apr 1, 2011 (Started May 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I was too scared of the side-effects to continue taking this. Since then, I haven't done any worse.
Side effects: dry mouth

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Dec 31, 2010 (Started May 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for phobic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Venlafaxine made me extremely sleepy, at start of the treatment I was able only to sit the whole day on my couch. This effect diminished a bit after a week or two, especially when I started taking it at bedtime. The reason that brought me to stopping this treatment was complete lack of appetite, and weird feeling on stomach. I am underweight, I can't take pills that make me stop eating... :( Third side was increased anxiety, but this floated from day to day...
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 10, 2010 (Started May 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For the love of all that is good and holy do bnot stop taking suddenly. The withdrawal is absolute mindrape.
Side effects: nausea, nausea

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Jul 1, 2010 (Started Jul 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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!).

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 3, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks
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