3 patient evaluations for Milnacipran taken for the purpose of 'depressed mood' with a perceived effectiveness rating of None

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May 1, 2012 (Started Mar 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2012 (Started Feb 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 31, 2012 (Started Dec 30, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (violent thoughts, psychotic symptoms (anxiety depression fear), mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Didn't see any positive effects, made me feel crazy. I'm normally a very calm, laid back person and it made me feel so violent I try to choke out my Fiance. It was truly like an out of body experience and I called the on call Dr immediately. I was Rx for severe nerve pain for Fibromyalgia. I don't have a history of any form of psychosis, but truly felt like I was not myself. Looking at other people's dosages it looks as though I was given an extremely high dosage right off the bat. However, I'm petrified to ever try it again even at a reasonable dose. Please be careful and question Dr's when they Rx new meds and the dosage sounds too high. Make them titrate the dosage up and the side effects will be less of a shock to your system and will be able to better evaluate the effectiveness of the medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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