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Anyone had any experience with Viibryd yet? My doc just gave it to me today. Just wondering... ## I just started Viibryd yesterday (7/19/11) as well. I haven't been able to find any consumer reviews for this medication yet so I guess I'll keep looking... Good luck to you! ## Thanks for posting. I'll keep digging around as well. If I find anything, I'll let you know. ## Below is one website that has been recommended...which I can't get to from work. But, there are several places where people are talking about it. There is another thread here that I started a few days ago also... I am on my I think 5th or 6th far doing fine...a little dizzy at first..anyway...I typed all that in the other click here to view the other thread ## Unfortunately, sin...
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Viibryd side effects
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What if any side effects are people experiencing on viibryd ## Taking Viibryd (vilazodone) at a dose of 40 mg per day is considered to be well tolerated and reported adverse effects ranged from mild to moderate in intensity; side effects included diarrhea, nausea, and somnolence. Other than that, I haven't located any other side effect information on this drug. You can view more details on Viibryd by following the link below: Please post back if you have any other general questions or concerns about this drug. ## I have noticed hair loss, been on it about 4 months now. ## been on vii almost 2 months. worse side effect is restless leg. if i get it taken early enough in the day, i don't notice it as much. if i take it noonish, then its really bad at bedtime. also didn't help t...
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Viibryd Withdrawal -- how i felt
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Stopping Viibryd: From 40mg I tapered down to 7 days of 20mg followed by 7 days of 10mg. The biggest side effect I felt was mostly irritability and anxiety. I was able to go into work but tried to keep to myself. I felt sick. Didn't want to socialize. When I finally stopped the med completely it was pretty bad. I'm on day 6 now. Have been unable to work, drive or leave my house ... for fear of ending up in jail or hospital from flipping out. I feel a constant anger and want to break things, and have yelled at the top of my lungs to two people on the phone. I feel disoriented, dizzy, itchy, and confused (itchiness was actually nothing new for me). I'm confined to my house until further notice. Very unpleasant! ## Hi gistell, Sorry to hear about your situation with Viibryd. Th...
Updated 6 days ago.
Viibryd combined with Effexor
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Hello everyone, I wanted to open up a thread here to see if anyone has experience with combining Viibryd with Effexor. Does anyone have experience with this? ## Hello, Ade8! How are you? Generally, these two would not be considered safe to combine, because they both have effects on serotonin and if the levels of it in the brain are elevated too much, it can cause serotonin syndrome, which can be fatal. Has your doctor told you to take them both? Usually, in the case of resistant conditions of depression, anxiety or other mental health issues, different classes of medications are combined to bring it under control. ## Hi Verwon, I'm good. Thanks for asking. I have been reading about some different SSRIs that have been combined with SNRIs successfully, such as Effexor and Paxil. Howev...
Updated 8 days ago.
Prozac to viibryd
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I have tried several anti-depressants and have yet to feel better. Started with Xanax years ago but only took it for a little while. Didn't take anything for 20 years. Now within the last two years I have tried Effexor, prozac, welbutrin and now viibryd. Only been on it for 3 weeks and still feel crappy. Mood is ok but so fatigued that I about can't go. I had an episode 9/13 where I became unresponsive and then was just in and out. I felt drugged and numb. Had weened off prozac and started viibryd. After spending 4 hrs in ER and having blood and urine evaluated and X-rays the dr said he thinks it may have been a reaction because of prozac was still in system. I actually thought I was going to die. I really don't believe the way I feel has anything to do with medication. Oh w...
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Viibryd withdrawal Nightmare
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Pychiastrist put me on this "great new drug" when I was going through a rough patch. Had been on Paxil for 6 years. Took 6 months to get off that drug. Fast forward 4 years on Viibryd and it's simply not working. Began weaning off, first round did the tapering down 40-20-10 in one week intervals. What a nightmare each time I went one level down I thought I was dying. The headaches, brain zaps, itching, fatigue, everything. Got down to 10 stopped taking it... After four days I was down for the count, I was sure I had lost my mind. Couldn't get up, just getting a glass of water was a big deal. Doctor put me back on the 10 mg and trying a different way to taper down, now it's one every other day, then one every 3 days. Needless to say, the brain zaps a gone, but the itc...
Updated 12 days ago.
Sleep paralysis w/ hallucinations
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Has anyone else experienced sleep paralysis accompanied by hallucinations since starting viibryd? I have been on the medicine for about 4 months now and for the last 2 1/2 months have had several very scary episodes of sleep paralysis... I have never been on a anti-depressant before and never experienced sleep paralysis until i started this medicine. I am a 23 year old female and i take no other meds except a daily multi-vitamin. Ive noticed that if i accidentally miss a viibryd pill i have sleep paralysis... but have also had it on occasions of not missing a pill. It occurs about once a week... its to the point where i dread going to sleep at night in fear of sleep paralysis, but the hallucinations that come along with it are what I dread the most. Has anyone else had a similar experie...
Updated 14 days ago.
Does Viibyrd cause dead intestines
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My husband became sepsis with sections of dead intestines, after using Viibyrd for 1 month. He died 9 days later. ## Hello, Jeanette! How are you? I am so very sorry for your loss. That's horrible! The FDA does list that this mediation can cause gastroenteritis, which is a type of intestinal infection, but it's usually self-limiting and goes away within a few weeks. Was he experiencing severe diarrhea at any point? Sepsis usually denotes a bacterial infection that has run rampant throughout the body. Did the doctors have any idea of what caused it? ## I am speechless. My thoughts and prayers to you. I will immediately stop viibryd 20mg which I have taken 16 days with unimaginable stomach upset.
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Viibryd Withdrawal
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Going off Viibryd: From 40mg, I went to 7 days of 20mg then 7 days of 10mg. I felt the affects and mostly it was anxiety/irritability. I was able to work but kept to myself. I did not socialize. I felt sick. When I went off totally it was/is horrible. I'm on my 6th day. I was unable to go to work. I was unable to drive. I was unable to leave my house for fear of flipping out and ending up in jail or hospital. I feel rage. I want to break things. I have yelled at the top of my lungs to two people on the phone. I'm confused, dizzy, disoriented, itchy (that's not new) and out of it. I'm confined to my house until further notice. Very scared and very confused. ## I am very sorry that you are going through this. Have things gotten any better, yet? These types of medications a...
Updated 23 days ago.
how to wean off viivryd
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Help! I have been on Viibryd, 20mg since Oct 2013. At first it made a wonderful improvement in my mdd, then in Jan - May 2014, I noticed I'd been having horrid headaches with severe neck and should pain. PCP ordered PT. Didn't help. May 19th,2014 I weaned from 20 to 10 mg dosage. The head and neck pain went away after two days, but then was hit with extreme pain in lower spine, along with terrible side affects. rapid heartbeat, very low bp, faintness, nausea,weakness. I continued on with the bad side affects and finally after 2 wks. saw an improvement. 6/8/14 decreased from 10 to 5 mg. I have been exp. the rapid heart beats some today, anxiety issues, but want to desperately get off this medicine. It is the worst anti-depressant I have ever been on. First anti-dep. was prozac in...
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Viibryd and severe joint pain
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I was on viibryd for a year and a half. Soon after starting the medication (40 mg) I started having aches and pains in my joints but I didn't think anything of it because I had recently had ankle surgery and attributed some of the discomfort from that. As the pain in my joints spread I became more concerned as I have Crohn's disease and there is arthritis that is related to Crohn's disease. So as the pain and inflammation increased I went to see my GI DR. and he felt it was Crohn's Arthritis and started me on Humira. Well this didn't help and the joint pain and inflammation continued to progressively get worse. So I was referred by my primary to a Rheumotologist and was started on heavy doses of Prednisone still with the diagnosis of Crohn's arthritis. This bring...
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Going to start it tomorrow. Anyone else taking it and how do you like it? Thanks, ls ## Started taking it on 07-13. Coming off of Effexor and Lexapro. ## Thanks, and keep me updated on how you feel. I take Welbutrin and am adding this med. Used to take Lexapro with the Welbutrin, but it just make me feel like nothing, so I got off it. Hopefull, and from what I have read, this is a lot better!! ## Will do! Am very hopeful as well. Lot of anxiety during the transition, but I think that's the Effexor getting out of my system. ## I have never taken it, but can provide a little information about it. It contains the active ingredient Vilazodone and it is approved for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Unlike similar medications, it has been shown to help in as little as one week,...
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Switched from Paxil to viibryd
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i have suffered from panic attacks for about 4 years now. Dr gave me Ativan to take when I felt one coming on. Earlier this year the Ativan seemed to quit working and the attacks were happening daily. Dr started me on Paxil 4 months ago. It has really helped with my attacks but I gained 30 lbs on it. Friday I was started on a viibryd starter pack. Today is my second day with it and I can already feel the attacks coming back under the surface. Is this normal? ## Hello, Jon! How are you? Yes, that can be normal. Usually, you'll experience withdrawal effects from stopping the one medication, accompanied with side effects of starting the new one. The FDA lists other typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. If it gets too severe, you should co...
Updated 1 month ago.
viibryd and crying
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I was on zoloft 150MG I have been on it for 10 years didn't seem to be working as well so switched to celexa it made things worse. So then put on viibryd been on it almost 6 wks I am having more anxiety and very emotional cry a lot over little things does this get better ## Hello, Tammy! How are you? IF it's been 6 weeks, then this one likely isn't working for you, either. Typically, it should reach its full therapeutic effect in your body between 4 to 6 weeks and that's when you should start to see improvement. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, anxiety, dry mouth and weight changes. Have you contacted your doctor? You'll likely need to switch to another medication.
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Started Viibryd-feeling strange
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I have been switching from an SNRI (nefazadone) to Viibryd and also take Wellbutrin. Today I got to the point in the taper where I took Viibryd (20mg) + my Wellbutrin w/o my old medicine. I have this strange sort of anxious feeling...almost like restlessness but I don't feel like I have to move... its like energy sitting on me, or running through my extremities... As I type this I know it sounds freaky weird but I can't exactly describe this feeling. It's an anxious sort of feeling, like there is something I should be doing but forgot, but I am having fear; mood is sort of flat or spaced out. Has anyone experienced anything like this? ## Hello, Shanni! How are you? I'm not on the same medications, but yes, I have experienced this with the one I'm taking. I'm on P...
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viibryd withdrawal symptoms/life
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I've been on Viibryd for about 2 years now, I think? I started on 10mg, then went up to 20, then 40. At first the side affects were bad--EXTREME dizziness, mood swings, some nausea...but all around no worse than Lexapro side affects...maybe even fewer side affects than with Lexapro. (I was told Viibryd was the "newer bumped up version" of Lex) Anyhow--I am now tapering down to get off the Viibryd as I feel it's not working for me. I just feel stagnant, no better, no worse. Maybe worse? I'm not sure and can't tell until I'm off it I guess. I knew the withdrawal would not be fun. I've been tapered by my Dr. from 40mg for two weeks, to 20mg for two weeks, and now 10mg for two weeks. I am on day 3 of 10 mg, and last night i was a moody/crying/depressive/exhau...
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Viibryd titration increase 5mg to start?
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I'm new to this forum. I have had anxiety and panic attacks for almost 40 years but fought it fairly well until Depression crept in about 10 years ago. Like most here, I've tried just about every antidepressant known but they either did nothing or the anxiety got out of control. My PCP suggested Viibryd as it works slightly different than other SSRIs. I started the sample pack at 10mg per day for one week, then got part way through week 2 but it made me sleep long hours and my anxiety went haywire. I stopped it and started preparing for TMS. Funny thing was that a couple days after stopping Viibryd, I felt as good as I had in quite awhile. This only lasted for a few days and I started feeling crappy again, no energy, no drive. I started Viibryd again and the exact sequence reocc...
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Switching from Lexapro to Viibryd
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Ive been on a comb of lexapro 20mg, and synthriod 50mcg for years now.. Ive been battling depression for awhile now. Ive been on everything under the sun for depression and anxiety. The past month my depression has seem to turn for the worse.. The doc believes the lexapro isnt working and is switching me to Viibryd. I havent started it yet. I was just wondering about it. Ive been on lexapro for so long im scared, but im also scared of my depression and cant live like this much longer. ## When it comes to severe depression, I find it is very essential that the underlying causes of your depression be treated for you to feel true relief without the use of medication. I too suffered from severe depression (for a little over 2 years). Only recently have I been able to overcome the struggle o...
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Viibryd Nightmares
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HI I am on Viibryd for 4 months now and i have these terrible horrific nightmares that i am dyng or sufficating a kind of sleep parasis and it happens a few times a night to where I am aware this drug is causing it. However it happens maybe once a week or once every otherweek so should i just stay on 20 mg i decided to bring it down and go on prozac but i want to make sure i am making the rght dec w doctor of course. I have been on cymbalta 2 years and ristiq 2 years prior and they were terrible to get off i notice that if i am 2 hours late for viibryd i have a night of hell with the nightmares. Does anyone else? Is viibryd going to be a nightmare to get off im very nervous. ;/ ## Wow! I also had the worst dreams I have ever had last night. It was appalling. I am turning into a real shr...
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Be VERY cautious mixing alcohol with Viibryd!!
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This is a warning to you all... A little bit about me first: I'm 6'3" and only 130 pounds. Naturally I am very susceptible to side effects of any drug. I also didn't have my first taste of alcohol until October 2011, which is when I turned 23. Throughout November 2011 I took Cymbalta. I also drank occasionally, but not often and not much. Cymbalta gave me a lot side effects such as an upset stomach, dizzyness, inability to sleep, etc. About mid-December I switched to Prozac, and took it through February. Throughout this time I drank a lot. Very often, and sometimes I'd get incredibly drunk, but I didn't have any bad experiences with mixing Prozac and alcohol. At the beginning of March 2012 I started taking Viibryd because Prozac wasn't giving me the results I...
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