112 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

woofhound
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woofhound
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: most
Description:M58y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:16y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 1, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Nausea sometimes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks
pan43
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pan43
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
64 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Sep 18, 2015 (Started Oct 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Male sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 18, 2015 (Started Oct 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Male sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 8, 2013 (Started Oct 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Male sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be sure to taper carefully when/if you want to quit this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 3, 2012 (Started Oct 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Male sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Slight sexual dysfunction. As long as I take it several hours before sexual activity it is no problem. A big benefit is the leveling out of emotions.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Abel Nightroad
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Abel Nightroad
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
56 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)

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Sep 16, 2015 (Started Feb 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Phobic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Heart palpitations, Vivid dreams, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a very effective medication, but you have to take the full dose, and you and your doctor may have to fiddle with the dosage until you get it right. So far, I haven't really suffered much by side effects. I have experienced some dizziness, but it's not clear that effexor is the cause.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Heart palpitations, Insomnia, Vivid dreams

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sherriebaby20
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sherriebaby20
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F54y
CFS:5y Dx
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 24, 2015 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
new_me
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new_me
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Overwhelming
50 F
Function: High
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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Jun 15, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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equinya
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equinya
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: Moderate
25 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Aug 5, 2014 (Started Mar 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Brain zaps)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: DO NOT SKIP A DOSE.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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dmwhite113@gmail.com
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dmwhite113@gmail.com
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: Little
function: None
external_stress: None
Stickman: little
Description:F59y
FM:7y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 15, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
sierramama
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sierramama
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 67
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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May 2, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Peripheral Neuropathy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Chronic pain)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped taking it in a.m. And now take at hs. Helps with peripheral neuropathy. Cut down on drowsiness in am.

Jan 12, 2014 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Peripheral Neuropathy)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Chronic pain)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
fred5
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fred5
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
M
I have:
Agoraphobia

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Aug 15, 2013 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Agoraphobia)
  • Side Effects
    Severe (Elevated blood pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Monitor blood pressure, which may increase even after taking it for years. It generally made me calm. I forget to take it one day and I was very sleepy and groggy for a day. Going off of it was difficult: I had to do it very slowly, going down about 1 mg per day til I was completely off of it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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fawnlaker
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fawnlaker
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
PLS

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Aug 15, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side Effects
    Moderate (Emotional lability, Lack of motivation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: lack of emotion

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