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Brintellix/Trintellix

I have been on Trintellix 20 mg for quite some time, my pshychiatrist started tapering me off gradually ,during this process i experience several symptoms that were listed but also noticed problems of paronoia and now that i have stopped taking trintellix the paronoia has sky rocketed as well as the anxiety and vomiting has anyone experienced a problem with paronoia while being TAPERED OFF of trintellix or once they completely STOPPED taking trintellix? ## That is possible, depending on how long you were taking it and how rapid the taper was, it might have been too fast for you. In many cases, stopping such a medication needs to be tapered very slowly, and occasionally, it must be adjusted according to how each individual reacts to the taper. The NIH also warns that stopping the medicat...

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Trying Brintellix

I have been quickly tapered off of Pristiq 200 mg....and now am on Brintellix 10 mg. (Total time of taper 2 weeks) I feel like I have the flu. I hate trying new meds and wish there was something that would make these flu like symptoms go away! (Headache, queasy yet having horrible carb cravings, a weird sensation-aches) ## Hello, Mary! How are you? Most likely, you're experiencing both some withdrawal effects and some side effects, at the same time and it will probably take a couple of weeks, before they taper off and things start to improve. Learn more Brintellix details here. The Brintellix is fairly new and its side effects may include headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and dizziness….which explains most of your flu-like symptoms. Was the Pristiq no longer working for you...

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can 10mg Brintellix be split?

Recently (within the last 24-hours) I was FINALLY taken off my Effexor. My blood pressure has been terribly high (189/99 yesterday) for at least two years and I always suspected it was related to my Effexor. My first day off Effexor, my blood pressure was down to 132/75. The Effexor was replaced with 10mg of Brintellix. Sweet lord.... I cannot remember the last time I was, or have ever been, so violently ill. I was sick for HOURS. I tried to replenish my fluids. I was not successful. Well, more accurately, I was able to get some fluids down but they quickly reappeared. I read the enclosed product information and 100% of the Brintellix website. I was unable to find information about splitting the tablets. I realize there is a 5mg tablet, as a dosing option. However, I'm returning bac...

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brintellix...high blood pressure

I was prescribed this for anxiety and it is working very well for me. I have been through several drugs and for the first time I felt hopeful. I went to denist and found out this medication is sending my blood pressure through the roof. No issues with blood pressure prior to this. This was the only change. I'm really scared to get off it. Is there anything that I can do? ## Are you sure it's due to this medication? Elevated blood pressure is not a listed side effect among FDA or user reports. They typically include symptoms, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings and weight changes. It is always possible to develop high blood pressure, without being aware of it and there isn't always an direct cause to attribute it to. Does anyone else in your family hav...

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Brintellix and anti-doping controls in sports

I took this med for 2 months 10mg/day and now my OCD reduced a lot and i feel really good like never happened before. I also noticed my reflexes, concentration and energy became higher. I don t have anymore problems to see fast objects, i can understand a lot better spoken foreign languages that i m studying and i go running without doing too much efforts like before. According to my experience and according to Lundbeck that says that Brintellix can help patients improve cognitive function, I was wondering if it s considered a prohibited substance in professional level sports. Thanks for attention and who wants to answer me. ## Can someone answer me please? I really would like to return to playing tennis but i don't know if i can. ## WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE (INTERNATIONAL STANDARD) P...

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Taking 20mgs of Brintellix at night - Having difficulty sleeping

I started on 5mgs of Brintellix in February. All my anxiety was gone after the first few days but my depression remained bad. I gradually brought my dose up to 20mg 6 weeks ago and yesterday my depression was almost gone. I also have roller-coaster downs on this tab. Hopefully it's kicked in. The only thing is I can't sleep. I take Zolpidem 10mg at 12am and Urbanol 10mg when I wake up at 3:30am. My sleep is restless as I look after my mom and dad in their 80's. My mom has silent stroke dementia, so my day is very stressful. I'm in a bad mood which is not normal for me but think it's stress from caring for my folks. I keep thinking I should try going off Brintellix and see if I'll do any better... ## Most of the medications in this class can cause that for a few w...

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When should I take my dose

I just switch from 225mg of Effexor to trintellix 10mg & I am used to taking my meds in the morning when I get to work but am having really bad nausea for most of the day. I want to switch to taking it before bed but I don't want to mess up the rhythm. Any thoughts? ## Unless your doctor, or pharmacist instructs otherwise, you can usually make a clean switch, as long as it is within about 24 hours of the prior dosage. The FDA warns that this medication may cause nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, mood swings, and weight changes. Are you on any other medications? Some people do take it at night, to avoid experience the nausea, drowsiness, and dizziness during the day.

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Brintellix permanent withdrawal/brain damage

Hi, I've been prescribed brintellix for the treatment of depression almost a year ago. I took 5 mg for a week, then up to 10 mg for two weeks, then up to 15, itching started so went back to 10 and then I got sick of this med so I dropped it alltogether. All in all, I took for 4-5 weeks. When I stopped taking it I started experiencing withdrawal symptoms similar to withdrawal from Effexor: Brain zaps, permanent agitation, permanent anger, inability to concentrate, stiff muscles. I think that these symptoms decreased somewhat but they're not fully gone and I'm still experiencing them almost a year later(!). Did someone else react in a similar manner? Was permanent brain damage caused? I don't know what to do and I certainly can't go on living this way. Thank you ## How...

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brintellix and side effects

Hello, I am from Greece. l lost my father 2 months ago and my mother took cipralex. The doctor said to take brintellix 5mg, but she hasn't started it yet because it's difficult to find it here. I am afraid of possible side effects. Can you please tell me what to do? Thank you very much. ## Hi. I'm from Louisiana & started taking 10 mg brintellix for a month then 20mg next month. Made me more depressed & suicidal, then ended up in a nut house & all my doc said was I'm sorry. Really?! It's like effexor & I can't take that but the doctor wouldn't listen.

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brintellix withdrawal scared

I have been taking 10 mg of brintellix for 7 weeks my doctor gave me samples and yesterday wrote me a prescription my insurance doesn't cover it and I can't afford it living on disability will I have withdrawals? I'm scared I have been through a lot in the last year. I'm not even sure if I should be on an antidepressants I have hyperthyroidism and Graves disease they haven't got my thyroid levels straight yet which could be the cause of all of my problems I don't know what to do?? I'm scared of withdrawal ## Hello, Nichole! How are you doing? You won't get severe withdrawals, like someone would if they were abusing a narcotic and suddenly stopped taking it. Antidepressant withdrawals include dizziness, body aches, drowsiness, diarrhea, irritability and mo...

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Brintellix nauseated vomit vomiting

Hi, I was hoping that I may find some people to with similar symptoms after taking Brintellix. 25th of June I began Brintellix on 10mg, then on the 19th of August I increased Brintellix to 20mg During that time I seemed to have few negative side effects. However as of the 31st of October I found myself Vomiting, and have been nauseated ever since. And yesterday (the 14th of November) I found myself vomiting again. I rarely get sick, and have not vomited in years until this year. Ultrasound normal blood tests normal no abnormal temperature and no diarrhea. Thanks in advance ## Hello, Barbara! How are you? I'm sorry that you're feeling so ill. This medication can cause that as a side effect in some people that take it, according to the FDA. You may also experience dizziness, dry m...

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Brintellix 10mg

I have been on brintellix 10mg for a little over a week and I feel worse. Flu symptoms, vomiting, very weak, tired but can't sleep. I feel more aggitated as well. It's scary. ## Hello, Rochelle! How are you feeling? All of those symptoms can be normal side effects of this medication as reported by the FDA. However, if they are so bad that they are scaring you, it may be time to contact your doctor about trying a different medication. Not every medication is right for everyone that tries it. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I just really don't like the way I feel and the anxiety is not any better. I just plain don't feel good and don't know whether to keep going with it or not. Thank you ## I've been on Brintellix for 1.5 months and experienced vomiti...

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2.5mg of Brintellix

I went from lexapro to Prozac. Prozac made me worse. Today I was prescribed Brintellix. I am terrified of taking Medicine and what it could do to me.. would it be okay to break .5mg in half just to see how I do? ## It is always best to follow your doctor's dosing instructions, thus you should ask, and if they approve, it should be fine to do so. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, anxiety, and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ## What time of the day is best to take Trintellix? In the morning or at night ? I started 2 weeks ago and I am having terrible side affects , feeling much worse than before the pills, my anxiety is the worse I have ever had, this medicine is making me so sick and feeling...

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Brintellix & depression day 5

My doctor has started me on Brintellix 10mg as I have tried a number of well known antidepressants over the years & found none give me complete remission. I suffer with MDD & Anxiety, which I believe stems from PTSD. I found that when we found one that worked, by 6 months I had built a resistance to it & it was no longer effective. They also made me gain weight which only added to feelings of self loath. I am on day 5 with Brintellix. I had ceased all antidepressants at least 4 weeks before commencing this treatment. Day 1: I was extremely sick with anxiety prior to my taking the Brintellix. I did feel nausea about 40-50mins after but I felt it take the edge of the anxiety. Day 2: nausea persisting but bearable. Yucky taste in my mouth, did start salivating soon after taking...

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brintellix start up and dose increase

Hello, I started Brintellix 4 weeks ago. I started with 5mg and tapered off Effexor over the next 2 weeks (bad reaction to Effexor). The switch from Effexor to Brintellix wasn't as bad as I thought, neither was the increase to 10 mg. I was on the 10mg for 2 weeks with a marked improvement in my overall condition (anxiety and depression). Anxiety was non existent and, although still difficult, I began to be able to function better. I updated my doctor and he recommended increasing the dose to 15mg. This was yesterday and it was hell. For an hour or so I felt more upbeat, lighter on my feet. It felt like this was it, this is what's going to work at long last. But then I experienced a sudden, what I would describe as, a crash. I became very anxious and very depressed. The fact that...

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brintellix nausea & headache

I've been on 5mgs for 2 weeks now. Having nearly unbearable side effects so no increase yet. Was supposed to up to mgs after 1 week. No obvious mood changes except constant nausea & headache. Anyone have similar initial experience & then began to see benefits? Willing to hang in there if it will be worth it. Thanks! ## Hi Jackster, Sorry to hear about the symptoms you're having to deal with. According to the manufacturer, nausea is actually reported to be one of the most common side effects of Brintellix (vortioxetine). However, other patient reviews I've come across online, do suggest that the nausea either goes away with time or by cutting down the dosage (of course after talking with your Dr.). As to exactly how long the nausea lasts? - That could be anyone's ...

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Trintellix has been working for a month but now stopped

Hello, My husband has been depressed for almost 4 years. He can't sleep and and is angry all the time. He's had every test under the sun done but nothing is abnormal on a physical level. He sees a therapist who has prescribed him every type of medication out there and nothing has worked. He's been taking adderrall which works to a point but it does not help the anger. Fast forward to a month ago when he was prescribed Trintellix for the first time. We were both skeptical but it actually worked WONDERS. He was happy, motivated and taking control of his life again. I was over-the-moon because I felt like I finally got my husband back. Today he comes home from his parents in tears and tells me that the Trintellix stopped working. Now we are both so scared that things will go ba...

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Severe dryness on Trintillex

I have just tapered off Wellbutrin and Cipralex and ramped up from 5mg to 10mg Trintillex. Luckily I wasn't hit with any nausea, which I had been dreading, and have more energy (which for me feels a bit manic compared to the sloth I'm used to). Skin, eye, nose dryness is almost unbearable though. My eyes sting, and even with moisturizer, my face is cracking. Will this ease up as I adjust to the med? Will any oil supplements help? I was terrified to change meds after a previous nightmarish experience. I don't want dehydration to be the make it break for this med. ## Those aren't normal side effects, according to the NIH, but may be due to the combination of stopping the others and then starting this new medication. You may also experience headache, somnolence, and weight ...

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Allergex Brintellix

I have been using 10mg Brintellix daily for the last week. Last night I also took an Allergex tablet to help with hayfever. I think this had an interaction with the Brintellix - I had difficulty waking up this morning and am feeling very lethargic. I have taken Allergex in the past with only mild sleepiness which wore off by morning. Is this drug interaction safe or will it affect the Brintellix working as it should? Is there another antihistamine that I can take safely with Brintellix?

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Profuse sweating and chills

I started 5-10mg brintellix 2.5 months ago switched from lexapro. After 6 weeks dr switched to 20 mg. i have been on 20mg for 5weeks. I wake up drenched in sweat. Flu like symptoms for week now. Between the night sweats, day sweats, flushing, flu like symptoms I cant take this. I called the dr. Ask him to wean me off. I am scared. Trintelllix is causing mood swings as well. All this time, I thought I was sick, but its the trintellix. Has anyone else experienced night sweats, horrible profuse sweating during the day, chills, flushing from trintellix? ## Those can be side effects of this medication, as listed by the FDA, along with blurred vision, unusual dreams, and loss of libido. However, such side effects are usually transient and tend to go away once your body gets used to the medica...

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