19 patient evaluations for Effexor

SoreMomma
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SoreMomma
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: None
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F36y
FM:4y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 18, 2013 (Started Mar 23, 2013)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Major Depressive Disorder: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking this medication has changed my life greatly. I went from wanting to literally kill myself to being able to smile and laugh with my family and friends again. I have smiled more since I have been on this medication than since I can really remember. The only bad part about the medication is some insurances do not cover it and it is very expensive. It can range from 50 dollars to well over 100. If you have any type of Medicaid you have to get a pre-authorization.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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jiwhite
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jiwhite
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
45 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
GAD

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May 7, 2012 (Started Apr 30, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would have kept taking Effexor if could, despite not being effective for anxiety, because I had no appetite and could have easily lost weight, but the sleepiness was too severe.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jun 2, 2010 (Started Mar 15, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
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: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Jun 1, 2010 (Started Apr 22, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Herbal Girl
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Herbal Girl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
59 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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lillesky
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lillesky
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Unreported
Fatigue: Unreported
Sleep: Unreported
Stiffness: Unreported
Function: Unreported
External_stress: Unreported
Stickman: unreported
Description:F33y
CFS:5y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
ME/CFS

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Feb 14, 2010 (Started Apr 16, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Treat my mood condition(s): Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Difficult to stop, many side-effects by quitting (also slowly).

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buddacup63
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buddacup63
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 50
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Feb 1, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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

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Nov 24, 2009 (Started Nov 17, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression/Anxiety/Mood Swings: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Effexor worked great for my depression but I wasn't able to sleep because my mind was racing too much. When I stopped taking Cymbalta my leg pain acted up again so I got off the Effexor and started taking Cymbalta again.
Side effects: Overheated, Flushing, Inability to sleep, Blush

Nov 20, 2009 (Started Nov 17, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depression/Anxiety/Mood Swings: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: So far it's working great. I have felt better in the past couple of days than I have in 5 years. I hope it continues to have this effect on me.
Side effects: Overheated, Flushing, Inability to sleep, Blush

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jbphotonut
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jbphotonut
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 14, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 3, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Depressed mood: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: START THE DRUG SLOWLY! Get all of the facts before you decide to take this or any antidepressant.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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tommelissa92
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tommelissa92
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F41y
FM:7y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 6, 2009 (Started Sep 17, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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