7 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole taken for the purpose of 'Major Depressive Disorder'

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pattimarie
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pattimarie
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: all
Description:F57y
FM:24y Dx
CFS:21y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 6, 2016 (Started Aug 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
NoFear
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NoFear
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 48
Condition: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

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Mar 1, 2015 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had to stop taking this because of the weight gain issue.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 28, 2009 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If offered, I would try it. It has helped change my life.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
isolater
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isolater
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 3
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
60 F
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Aug 2, 2012 (Started Sep 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Incontinence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I experinced my eyes being a yellowish color. I suspect this medication caused.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Tamacita68
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Tamacita68
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
48 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Mar 23, 2012 (Started Jun 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Side effects: Sexual side effects, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Jul 4, 2011 (Started Jun 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sexual side effects, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Side effects: Sexual side effects, Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

  • 0 helpful marks
fibromyalgiasoup
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fibromyalgiasoup
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 44
Condition: 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Apr 22, 2010 (Started Aug 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depression, lack of concentration, pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Agitation

Nov 6, 2009 (Started Aug 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Depression, lack of concentration, pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It does seem to pull me out of my depressive slump and give me a bit more energy to leave the house and actually get things done. Just not always.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Agitation

  • 1 helpful mark
jesusmyjoy
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jesusmyjoy
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 51
Condition: 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Dec 17, 2009 (Started Oct 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Agitation, Internal restlessness (akathisia), Vivid dreams, Restless feeling in legs)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had to be taken off of abilify, i had major side affects from it. so I'm off it now, the side affects we're very agitated, severe restlessness and heart beat irregilar..
Side effects: Agitation, Restless feeling in legs, Internal restlessness (akathisia), Vivid dreams

  • 1 helpful mark
Wen
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Wen
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F51y
FM:21y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 18, 2009 (Started Jul 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: watch for signs and symptoms of high blood sugar if you are diabetic. I am diabetic and my blood sugar was in the 300 range on a dosage of 7.5 mg daily. When weaned down to 2.5 mg daily my blood sugars came down to normal but I spent a month on insulin.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), Fatigue

Jan 2, 2009 (Started Jul 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: unknown if severe fatigue caused by meds, combo of meds, fibro or both. No cost for me because I have Medicaid as a secondary insurance because I have no income while awaiting disability hearing
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), Fatigue

  • 1 helpful mark
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