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Go rye
I was on Vibryd about 10 months but recently lost my job and decided to get off the medication. Went to my doc and told him I wanted off the medication. He advised that I finish my pills with taking one every other day. What a roller coaster but hated to go to sleep because I had such hallucinations like I was on mushrooms but a very bad feeling. Now I'm on day three but woke up without a headache and finally felt myself. So glad to feel something again. I had never taken any antidepressants before. I did feel hungry every night so hopefully I'll be feeling better. I wouldn't recommend to anyone. It was very hard with the withdrawals that I had never experienced before. God bless ## Hello, Laura! How are you feeling? I'm sorry about what you've been through. The with...
Updated 2 days ago.
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Back pain with Viibyrd
I started Viibryd a week ago and have been experiencing severe back pain and my feet are tender. Has anyone experienced this? Also, Im experiencing dizziness, fullness in my ears and agitation. Immediate relief came for me upon taking my first 10 mg dose. My mood lifted and I feel more engergized and motivated. Can I take a multi vitamin and fat burner pill with viibryd? Im ready to resume my fitness routine. Thanks for your responses. ## I'm very sorry about the side effects that you're experiencing. However, most of them should resolve in about 4 to 6 weeks, once your body gets used to the medication. If they do not, then you may need to try an alternative drug. A multivitamin usually isn't a problem, unless your doctor says that you shouldn't take one. However, which ...
Updated 2 days ago.
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Viibryd Nightmares
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...
Updated 4 days ago.
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Viibryd side effects
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...
Updated 4 days ago.
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viibryd for anxiety concerns
I have been on seroquel and buspar for about 4 years and my doc just added viibryd for the anxiety. Does anyone else take this combination and does it seem to work? My anxiety has gotten worse lately so he added this med. I started today with the 10 mg and supposed to do that for a week then 20 for a week and then the dose I'm supposed to stay on at 40mg. Thoughts anyone?? ## Hello, Bewinter! How are you? Actually, the Buspar and Viibryd shouldn't be combined. There is a high risk of developing serotonin syndrome, if you take both of them, which could be life threatening. I'd suggest double checking with your doctor, before taking them both. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 4 days ago.
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Viibryd Weight Gain
I originally got on the web today to research how to loose weight gained from medication. I have been on Viibryd for 6 months for Major Depressive disorder. I currently take 40 mg. It should be noted taking Viibryd has changed me from a size 0 to size 6. 20lbs. My appetite at times especially in the evening is RAVENOUS. I am embarrassed by how much I can eat and not be full. I have been nonchalant about a few pounds here and there but it devestated me yesterday when i caught a glimpse of CELLULITE on my backside. Nothing else has changed in my medicines or routine. I have always been slim. I have compassion for any who have been trying to figure out if Viibryd is causing their body to change physically. I also will comment on other side effects in another post. My memory is compromised ...
Updated 5 days ago.
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Questions about Viiabryd Dosage
I just started my Viibryd trial pack. I'm in the 5th day. I wouldn't call myself seriously depressed, but my doctor gave me this because Wellbutrin was giving me a headache daily. I do not have a prescription yet. My question is: Why go to a dose of 40mg. if you feel good on 20 or 10mg.? I could see going higher if less isn't doing it for you. What's the normal dose? ## I'll add to my own post. I'm now about 2 weeks into the trial pack. I did not go up to the 20mg., but broke them in half. I will not up it until I need to. I called my Dr. and asked for a 90 day script for the 20mg, which I will break in half. I do get a slight headache sometimes. I take Imitrex and it takes it away. I've been fooling around with the time I take it. I'm now taking it with ...
Updated 8 days ago.
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Viibryd
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,...
Updated 10 days ago.
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Help! Coming off of Viibryd
I was wondering if any of you out there have come off of an SSRI and had severe panic attacks that lasted a month or longer. I am in such distress. I wasn't taking any sort of medication a few years ago and was fine. I almost went through a break-up last summer, got super depressed and my primary care physician started me on Viibryd. At first, it worked great, I felt happy and alive and things smoothed over with the boyfriend. Once he bumped me up to 40 mg however this past November I started to notice I was having panic attacks every now and then. I decided I wanted to get off of it and he cut me down to 20mg for a week, then 10 mg for a week and then nothing. The more I got off of Viibryd, th more panic attacks I would have. I would especially get them while driving. I would get a...
Updated 22 days ago.
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Viibryd for me
Hello....I am 38 and have been dealing with a divorce that started before I started on Viibryd. I am now on my 25th day of the starter pack. I haven't really noticed too many of the side effects of everyone else. I have noticed a craving for sweets, which I am trying to stop because my Dr. has had me on adipex for weight gain from zoloft. I haven't really gained any weight from what I can tell thus far. I also haven't had any problems with stomach issues or headaches. I have noticed my sex drive come back however.... I am just hoping that this pill is going to work for me. I haven't really been able to notice anything different. Do you all think maybe I just need to wait a while longer to notice???? ## It can take approximately 4 to 6 weeks for the medication to reach it...
Updated 22 days ago.
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Viibryd cold turkey withdrawal
Medicare decided to cut me off this drug. Pharmacist working on it. Day 3 I NEVER want to feel this again. Not sure if I ever want to take this drug again as there are going to be problems with refills FOREVER!
Updated 27 days ago.
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20mg vs 40 mg of Viibryd
I have been on Viibryd since Nov 1 2011. I began with the started pack (10mg/7 days , 20mg 7days then 40 mg). After being on it for 2 days my anxiety was TERRIBLE on the 40mg. I am now on 20mg and feeling pretty damn good...better than I have in years. Psychiatrist has agreed to keep me on 20mg and we will re-evaluate later. My question is: are any of you on 20mg and staying there? If so, what are the pros and cons? How are you feeling...does it feel like that dose is enough? ## The dose that works well can vary from person to person and should be individualized, just as your doctor has agreed to do. It also means you will have another dose to go up to later, if/when your body builds up a tolerance to this one. We have a couple of active threads involving people that are using Viibryd, ...
Updated 28 days ago.
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Sleep paralysis w/ hallucinations
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 28 days ago.
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Viibryd Rash
rash on face, cheeks and forehead ## Just finished my third week on Viibryd been on 40 mgs for four days and now have a red rash on my face. Should I stop taking it? ## It may be the sign of an allergic reaction, but since it's isolated to your face, it's difficult to say. Have you contacted your doctor? That would be the best thing to do, so you can discover if it's due to the medication or something else. You can learn more Viibryd details here. ## I have a dr appt on friday. Don't know what to try if he takes me off this. ## I have been on Viibryd since Aug 23 2012. I am weaning off the Viibryd now after seeing a dermatologist and making the connection of starting the Viibryd, then itching. After looking back at a diary I had been keeping, I realized that minor itchin...
Updated 30 days ago.
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Viibryd has anyone else had a positive experience?
I am starting to get a little nervous with all the negative feedback in this forum. I was on Cymbalta for a couple of years, but when my doctor increased the dosage I started gaining a lot of weight. He decided to put me on Viibryd. I just finished my trial pack and feel like I have much more energy and can get up earlier in the morning. I feel more focused on things and I feel like my libido is finally working again. The only thing that has happened negatively is the last two days I have been under a lot of stress and have been crying. But I don’t quite know if it is the medication because I may have just had a couple of bad days. I just increased to 40mg today. I am hoping to feel even better. I have not been as hungry since I started the medication so I was surpris...
Updated 30 days ago.
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Viibryd Hell!
(This is a bit long but please read it!) Long story short: Ive been a long term sufferer of panic disorder and agoraphobia. Been homebound 3 times in my life. Been on several different medications over the years. Was prescribed Celexa about 7 years ago and while it wasnt perfect for fixing my problem it came close. I was able to marry, start a successful business and live a pretty normal life! Fast forward to around last November. I started having problems with having panic attacks, panic type feelings when out. This got worse and eventually I started feeling sick and having attacks at home and in the night. This went on and got worse and worse until this past April when I finally bit the bullet and when into the my Dr. At that point I was shaking uncontrollably and completely eat up wi...
Updated 30 days ago.
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Viibryd causing hair loss (alopecia)
Correlation is not causation, as we all know, but my hair has thinned dramatically in the year or more I've been taking Viibryd. I'm at that age (45) but never had an issue before nor does male pattern baldness run in my family. I never found hair falling out, just seems like every hair I do have has gotten thinner. I assume I must have lost some hair too, but none in the sink or pillow. Not sure where it went, but it's going somewhere! I'm about to cross-taper to something else, it'll be interesting to see if it comes back. I'll try to remember to come back and let you know... ## Hello, Dave! How are you? This has actually been reported by a lot of people that take it, but it seems many have experienced a reversal upon discontinuing it. Is this the only medicati...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Switching from Lexapro to Viibryd
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...
Updated 1 month ago.
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New To Viibryd, Primarily for Anxiety, 1st time on this type of Med
Have been on Viibryd for almost a month. Dr. having me top out at 20mg for now, so cutting 40mg in half. Initial stomach bowel problems solved by taking in the morning with toast/banana or steel cut oatmeal. My problem is that my anxiety level has shot a ton higher recently. Normal risks/worries with work becoming obsession like. I went on this drug b/c of one particular event at work that I was obsessing over. Now I am waking up at 4am, not able to fall back asleep, with thoughts running through multiple work related problems. Has anyone's Dr. kept them at 10mg ? or switched them from 20mg to 10mg and stayed there longer term ? Trying to figure out if 10mg is right for me or if that's not realistic and Viibryd is just not the right drug for my anxiety. See my Doc this week. ## ...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Viibryd And Memory Loss
I am on 40 mg of viibryd. I am experiencing extreme memory loss. If i switch to another antidepressiant will the memory come back ## If it was caused by the Viibryd, then yes, it may come back if you stop taking it and try something else. Learn more Viibryd details here. I've suffered something similar from medications in the past and my memory has always returned to normal, after I stopped taking them....of course I'll never try them again, because that's quite an uneasy occurrence to deal with. I'd suggest talking to your doctor as soon as you can, that way they can determine if it's due to the medication and help you decide the appropriate course of action. Have you tried any other antidepressants? ## I also have completely lost my memory of Viibryd. I am forgetti...
Updated 1 month ago.
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