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viibryd anger
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Unexpected amount of Rage. I wanted to hurt someone very badly. I have never experienced Rage like this before, and I have struggled with Depression and PTSD for over 30 years. Nothing else in my life has changed except being changed to Viibryd. Nothing related to my PTSD triggered the rage. It came suddenly, unexpectedly and today (the next day), I'm exhausted and sore. I'm assuming from all the adrenaline that was running throughout my body. ## I've been taking Viibryd 40 mg for 7 weeks. I got through the loose stools side effect stage. It finally started working a little, except for the RAGE. It's really scary. I'm stopping starting tomorrow and going back to a regular SSRI like Lexapro. ## I find it really interesting how a medication that's being marketed fo...
Updated 4 hours ago.
 
Viibryd
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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,...
Updated 11 hours ago.
 
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...
Updated 5 days ago.
 
Help! Coming off of Viibryd
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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 9 days ago.
 
Viibryd Weight Gain
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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 10 days ago.
 
viibryd and hydrocodone
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I have been on viibryd for a week and have been having awful headaches. I am wondering if it is safe to take a leftover hydrocone from a dental procedure. ## Hello, Mary! How are you? I'm sorry about the headaches. I didn't find any problems or interactions listed between these medications, but it's always best to double check with your doctor to be sure. Viibryd has been known to cause migraines, in some people that take it, according to the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dry mouth, weight changes, palpitations, decreased libido and night sweats. However, they should taper off, after a few weeks, when your body gets used to the medication. If not, you should speak to your doctor as it may not be the right medication for you. The FDA classifies Hydrocodone/Acetaminophe...
Updated 13 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 13 days ago.
 
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...
Updated 15 days ago.
 
two weeks on vybird
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Hi everyone can anyone help me My doc recommended me to take only two weeks a month the starter pack of vybird im all ready on wellbirtin 300 / day i m very hesitant to do it like this does anyone tried vybird this way ## Hello, Nana! How are you? I haven't taken it myself, but I am aware of some doctors using it that way. They may recommend this for various reasons, to give someone a boost during a particularly bad time period, or sometimes for women who suffer bad hormonal fluctuations for a couple weeks each month. I understand your concern over taking multiple medications, even for just a couple weeks, but many people require more than one, to get their conditions under control, they should just make sure they are being monitored by their doctors on a regular basis. The FDA list...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
Viibryd has anyone else had a positive experience?
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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 1 month ago.
 
Depression/Viibryd
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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 day...so far doing fine...a little dizzy at first..anyway...I typed all that in the other thread...lol.. click here to view the other thread ## Unfortunately, sin...
Updated 1 month ago.
 
VIIbryd as of now has been great!!!
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I have suffered from anxiety/depression prob my whole life. I just dealt with it as i did not know much about mental health. I just thought it was life. of course that was not good because its easy to deal when in high school because few to no real responsibilities. Very scary to go to a crowed campus for college with anxiety/depression then you stop going and your parents and peers think its just you and it gets worse etc… I have tried many antidepressants and none have worked or gave me even a feeling of something different except some zombie effects. i just stuck to the typical narcotic medication xanax and adderall. xanax was to help the physical symptoms of my anxiety ex. stiff muscles, just stiff everything, and adderall for the can't think,fatigue etc.. but those medica...
Updated 1 month 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 1 month ago.
 
5 weeks viibryd
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i have been on viibryd since the middle of july. my doctor only wanted me on 20mg. gave me the starter pack. was feeling great, but then after time i noticed that my anxiety in the morning when i woke up was enormous. i felt like i had to take the viibryd immediately to get it in my system. the anxiousness was overwhelming. called my doctor and he suggested to take 10mg in the morning and 10mg with dinner. started that today and feel a little better. the nightmares on viibryd have been disturbing. dreams of being in a plane crash seemed so real that when i woke up i was screaming. hoping that this all goes away or i am off this medicine in 2 weeks. i wish i stayed feeling good on it as i did in the beginning. the only medicine that ever worked for me was paxil cr (extended release), how...
Updated 2 months ago.
 
Viibryd for me
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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 2 months ago.
 
going off cymbalta one week on Viibyrd
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I have just finished my first wek of the starter pack. I actually already feel more motivation and energy. Now weaning off Cymbalta at 20 mg/day; also take Trazadone 100 mg 3 at bedtime. Have terrible sleep problems & the Trazadone has been wonderful for that; old drug and cheap...originally prescribed for depression, then people realized they were sleeping better than ever. Have had no real problems with Viibryd as yet. However, I have the Trazadone and take Codeine 30 mg twice a day. That probably has kept me from having the diarrhea most people experience. I have mixed connective tissue disease, fibromyalgia, severe arthritis, and osteoporosis. I am on my second hip replacement on the right, have a left ankle with plates & screws and my spine is fused from T11-L4 with rods et...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
20mg vs 40 mg of Viibryd
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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 3 months ago.
 
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 3 months ago.
 
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...
Updated 3 months ago.
 
viibryd stomach bloating & leg swelling
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I have been on Viibryd 40 mg almost since the first day it came out and was one of the lab rats when it was in clinical trials. I loved it because it made me feel normal. I have noticed though for about 18 months I have issues with leg swelling, water retention and significant abdominal bloat that won't go away. I am going to try going down to 20 mg. Any one else have these issues? Did they get better with a reduced dose? I hate to go off because I feel awake and not experiencing almost nonfunctional exhaustion with terrible allergies and weird aches and pains I have without it. No other med besides Viibryd has ever really helped. Any ideas? ## Hello, Susan! How are you doing? I'm sorry about the problems that you're having. Is this the only medication that you're on? Ho...
Updated 4 months ago.
 

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