9 patient evaluations for Venlafaxine taken for the purpose of 'fibromyalgia'

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Dec 15, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (difficulty with orgasm, erectile dysfunction, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily

Oct 1, 2015 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty with orgasm, erectile dysfunction, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 4, 2017 (Started Mar 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for premenstrual dysphoric disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 11, 2011 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, panic attacks, weight gain, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 75 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 (drowsiness, panic attacks, weight gain, depressed mood)
  • 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 (drowsiness, panic attacks, weight gain, depressed mood)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 6, 2009 (Started Sep 17, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 9, 2009 (Started Apr 10, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This med keep me level
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness, weight gain, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

May 5, 2009 (Started Jan 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 225 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Mar 19, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jittery feeling, weight gain, depressed mood)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It has some benefit for pain control and sleeplessness when taken. It did not help in either case for me
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jittery feeling, weight gain, depressed mood, depressed mood

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 29, 2005 (Started Jun 27, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 37.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Like any other med, it works for some people really well while it doesn't do anything for others, or even has bad side effects. For me, there seemed to be no effects at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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