58 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine taken for the purpose of 'depressed mood'

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Oct 28, 2008 (Started Oct 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 12, 2008 (Started Aug 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, brain shocks, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: tHIS IS DIFFICULT BECAUSE i TAKE SO MANY MEDS THAT WHICH CAUSES WHICH SYMPTOM, IS ANYONES GUESS
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, weight gain, brain shocks

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 9, 2008 (Started Jan 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (heart palpitations, suicidal thoughts or urges, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Side effects: heart palpitations, suicidal thoughts or urges, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2005 (Started Jun 27, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Like any other med, it works for some people really well while it doesn't do anything for others, or even has bad side effects. For me, there seemed to be no effects at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 10, 2005 (Started May 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Despite gradually increasing dosages I still felt persistently suicidal. I ended up being taken off this medication when it was determined a more agressive treatment was needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2004 (Started Apr 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (depressed mood, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, suicidal thoughts or urges, agitation with restlessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: agitation with restlessness, suicidal thoughts or urges, weight gain, depressed mood, sexual dysfunction, depressed mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 6, 2001 (Started Feb 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I realized that I was getting severely dizzy and was having shock-like sensations in my brain when I DID NOT remember to take it, I stopped it altogether. Then I had recurrence of my depression (but worse than ever), anxiety, feelings of being persecuted, argumentiveness, etc. Thereafter, taking any SSRI would relieve the shocks, but not my depression.

  • 0 helpful marks
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