119 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

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May 5, 2009 (Started Jan 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

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Apr 21, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Loss of appetite, Sleepiness, Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Has workked for me so far
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea, Loss of appetite, Sleepiness, Tiredness

Mar 28, 2009 (Started Mar 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness, Tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Side effects: Nausea, Loss of appetite, Sleepiness, Tiredness

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Apr 20, 2009 (Started Mar 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Jittery feeling, Weight gain, Depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has some benefit for pain control and sleeplessness when taken. It did not help in either case for me
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Jittery feeling, Weight gain, Depressed mood, Depressed mood

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Apr 16, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: avoid getting on this treatment , even though it is efective somewhat in helping my depression ( and I have tried many type's of meds for over 20 years ) and at this time after changing from Lexapro to Effexor ( since Lexapro stopped helping ) Effexor seemed to be much more effective until I forgot once to take my daily dose for several days ....I started to experience the brain flops and did not know why ...well after doing some research I found out why! Now I " never leave home without it"

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Apr 8, 2009 (Started Apr 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mood swings)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Side effects: Weight gain

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Mar 26, 2009 (Started Mar 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Feel flat, Loss of appetite, Heart palpitations)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Side effects: Feel flat, Loss of appetite, Heart palpitations

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Feb 12, 2009 (Started Oct 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I find it brilliant for treating my depression
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Oct 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't just stop this drug on your own. I find it very good for depression
Side effects: Weight gain

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Feb 12, 2009 (Started Oct 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I find it brilliant to treat my depression
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Oct 20, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Talk to your doctor about this treatment, and don't forget to tell them if your feeling better, so they can lower the dose if needed. Don't stop taking this drug yourself.
Side effects: Weight gain

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Jan 22, 2009 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxiety and frustration)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Brain zaps)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Find the right dose for you. We started at 75 mg/day and went to 150/day. At 150 a day nothing bothers me, but I also felt I was nearly neutral emotionally which is unacceptable to me. So we back off to 75 again and I used meditation and exercise to manage the frustration level but I feel like I have a better, more real life experience. I expect to reduce to next level down in a few months and be drug free -- barring any setbacks -- within a year.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Brain zaps

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Dec 31, 2008 (Started May 05, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: During the first few weeks on this medicine i lost my appetite completely and had a very strange taste in my mouth. I felt very anxious and was unable to sleep, but these effects soon passed and this is honestly the best antidepressant I have found.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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