119 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine

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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 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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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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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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Dec 13, 2008 (Started Jan 06, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: will never stop this medicin, tried and went into relapse, it really helps with cooping with life, i have found that if i am in too much pain or really stressed my face gets numb so I need a second dose for that day.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jan 10, 2005 (Started May 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Despite gradually increasing dosages I still felt persistently suicidal. I ended up being taken off this medication when it was determined a more agressive treatment was needed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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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Jan 22, 2009 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxiety and frustration)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain shocks)
  • 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 shocks

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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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