118 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

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one_step_closer
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one_step_closer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
30 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Borderline Personality

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May 23, 2017 (Started Aug 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication is absolute hell to come off, withdrawal effects include brain zaps, insomnia, headaches, nightmares, and light sensitivity. Start and stop this medication with caution.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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desi12
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I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 11, 2017 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Anxiety went way up., Increased anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Currently withdrawing slowly, have been for a year. I am down to about 1/2 of a capsule.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 9, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Anxiety went way up., Increased anxiety)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The anxiety came on the scene with an increase in the dosage. If you have an anxiety disorder, I guess I would use this at an increased dose cautiously.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 10, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Withdrawal is a bitch!
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Feb 22, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

Sep 20, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Doesnt' help with fibro pain, just depression.

Apr 22, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily

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twocoldfeet
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twocoldfeet
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
38 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
GAD

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Mar 21, 2017 (Started Sep 14, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Vivid Nightmares)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was my 3rd try for a depression med. I have now been on in a majority of 18 years. It just works for me when I take it correctly. Don't suddenly stop, you must taper. It is really uncomfortable if you stop suddenly.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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prplpnk
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prplpnk
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Some
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F45y
FM:21y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Feb 12, 2017 (Started May 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea with missed dose, Nausea , if I forgot to take the effexor)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 10, 2017 (Started May 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea with missed dose, Nausea , if I forgot to take the effexor)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 13, 2012 (Started May 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Also got rid of my panic attacks.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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vateresa
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vateresa
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

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Nov 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had to go down in dosage because it was affecting my sleep. It is also the reason I increased my trazadone (from 50 to 100mg).
Cost: < $25 monthly

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jackconrad
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jackconrad
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: none
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

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Sep 15, 2016 (Started Sep 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Mild Depression)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: nasty
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Les1952
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Les1952
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Aug 18, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Occasional panic attacks (breathing))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Feb 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

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LadyStucky
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LadyStucky
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Some
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F38y
FM:11y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 30, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Social anxiety)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily

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edawgg
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edawgg
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Mar 25, 2016 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 1, 2011 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2011 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

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

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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
65 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Mar 17, 2016 (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

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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