3 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine taken for the purpose of 'anxious mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Apr 11, 2011 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (depressed mood, weight gain, panic attacks, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, drowsiness, panic attacks, depressed mood, depressed mood

Dec 19, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood, weight gain, panic attacks, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I feel much better since I have been taking Effexor. Before I started this treatment I thought I was losing my mind. My anxiety, panic attacks, and depression was out of control. This treatment has saved my life, and now although I am disabled due to depression, and fribomyalgia, I feel hopeful, and that's a great thing to feel.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, drowsiness, panic attacks, depressed mood, depressed mood

Nov 21, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (depressed mood, weight gain, panic attacks, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication controlls my major depression. Without it I felt like I was losing my mind. It does affect my weight, and causes me to be drowsy during the day time. I barely sleep at night 2-4 hours each night. So it would be good if I could go to sleep at bedtime and stay asleep. Instead of feeling sleepy during the day time. Now that I am not working the cost of this medication is becoming a burden, but I need it and will find a way to pay for it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, drowsiness, panic attacks, depressed mood, depressed mood

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Jul 21, 2010 (Started Mar 06, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of coordination)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was first put on Effexor and now its Venlafaxine er (the generic form of effexor) for balance/ dizziness. I was told by a dr to drop effexor and take Bupropion (Generic fro wellbutrin) but 2 days I was falling over myself. so I am now on both and doing fine.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

May 21, 2010 (Started Mar 06, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for loss of coordination)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Effexor XR in the morning after i eat something and if I dont take my morning meds I sure do know that night I am really off balance. and I do notice that if I am out in the public (In a crowd) that I get very close to have an anxity attact.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

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Feb 17, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was oringinally prescribed for hot flashes, and it doesn't work at all for those and I having been gaining wt. every month, which I always had a problem gaining now I can't stop gaining weight.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

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