118 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

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Nov 27, 2008 (Started Feb 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 5, 2008 (Started Sep 07, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It took at least 4 weeks for me to feel ANY improvement. I'm so happy that after trying so many other meds, I kept on trying :-)
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 28, 2008 (Started Oct 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, weight gain

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Oct 26, 2008 (Started Nov 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The only bad thing about Effexor is that if you forget to take it you have withdrawl symptoms that are horrible. Nausea, vomitting, and horrible headaches.

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Oct 12, 2008 (Started Aug 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, brain shocks, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: tHIS IS DIFFICULT BECAUSE i TAKE SO MANY MEDS THAT WHICH CAUSES WHICH SYMPTOM, IS ANYONES GUESS
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, weight gain, brain shocks

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Oct 9, 2008 (Started Jan 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (heart palpitations, suicidal thoughts or urges, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Side effects: heart palpitations, suicidal thoughts or urges, weight gain

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Aug 23, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

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Aug 23, 2008 (Started May 25, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take all my medications with either a spoonful of yogurt, or rice pudding to make swallowing easier. My quality of life is much better, now that I seem to be in control with this medication for the emotional liability. Tried sever anti-depressants medications, but found this to work the best.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 14, 2008 (Started May 25, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for emotional lability)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 112.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 22, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

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

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May 10, 2008 (Started Feb 04, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 275 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Effexor worked miracles for me for the first couple of years--or maybe just a year. Then it pooped out. It seems likely to me that when I combined Effexor with a heavy running regimen I frequently got a true "runner's high". When it stopped working, I went off it in a week. This was a BIG mistake. Effexor is THE MOST DIFFICULT antidepressant to get off of. Withdrawal symptoms can be very intense and include dizziness, shaking, uncontrollable laughing and/or crying, and etc. This lasted for several months.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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