53 patient evaluations for Effexor XR

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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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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: mild
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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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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new_me
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new_me
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Overwhelming
51 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
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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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:F60y
FM:8y 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

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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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Shell698
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Shell698
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Aug 15, 2013 (Started Dec 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for social anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sweaty hands, Night sweats)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

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Hestia58
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Hestia58
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Mar 1, 2013 (Started Jun 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sexual dysfunction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Very difficult to withdraw from. Made me sexually promiscuous, a little known side effect.

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