Depression And Viibryd

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CagedTiger Says:


Anyone had any experience with Viibryd yet? My doc just gave it to me today. Just wondering...



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waywardrose Says:

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!

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CagedTiger Says:

Thanks for posting. I'll keep digging around as well. If I find anything, I'll let you know.

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LS Says:

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


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Verwon Says:

Unfortunately, since it is very new, there aren't a lot of people with information to share about their experiences actually using it, yet.

Here's a link to the other thread that LS mentioned starting about it:

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­Discuss/­Viibryd-220039.htm


And a link to the information page on the medication:

https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Vilazodone/­

Does anyone else have any comments or experiences to share?

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Jamie Says:

I took viibryd for 6 weeks and was then taken off the medication for adverse side effects. I was having electric like surges in my head, with twitching, and began having headaches. Since being taken off the med (3 days) I have been in a sedation type sleep. I am going to my doc today to see what's up. I hope it work for others better than it did me.

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CagedTiger Says:

Hi, Jamie. I'm posting at the other thread - the one linked by Verwon - so if you want to get in on the better discussion, that's where we are. I'm interested in what your dr says about your side effects. I'm on week 4 and I'm starting to feel a whole lot better. I hope you can find something that works better for you.

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Jamie Says:

I had to be taken off viibryd due to adverse reaction. It actually caused my anxiety to get MUCH worse and ended up having a VERY severe anxiety attack. I had electrical like surges inu head. Now off viibryd and taking klonopin to keep anxiety down and then will figure out another medication. Good luck!

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Jayson Schuck Says:

Never been take. The one that my auntie take is the supp. Stress Protect. As they said, it was the no. 1 rated supplement to help support emotional well-being and help reduce feelings of stress, depression and anxiety. As I've asked her if it's works on her. She answered Yes.

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Gail Says:

I started taking viibryd two months ago. At first it was ok. Now I have diarrhea every time I eat. I also cannot sleep. I can go two days and feel so tired but cannot go to sleep. I am also very light headed all the time. I also feel like I have an allergic reaction after I take the pill. One of my latest is my eyes are very dry and burn all the time. My eye doctor couldn't believe how dry my eyes were. When I left the eye Dr I did some research and found that it can effect eyes. I have an appt with my Dr in one week. I don't know if I can keep taking this. And by the way my sex drive got a little better and now nothing.....

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pcakes Says:

I am also having brain surges.....not sure if Vii is going to work for me. Also cannot sleep....

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Jamie Says:

Same happened to me. I would stop taking viibryd and talk to your doctor. I have been off of the viibryd for 4 weeks ad have had no episodes. I wi be introduced to a new Medicine this week. No joke, quit taking viibryd!

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Tiffany Says:

i could possibly deal with the low sex drive, but the nightmares are something i can't ignore. for some reason, they are worse during naps, but i've begun getting violent at night because of them. i'm about to drop viibryd like a bad habit!

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Lea Says:

I just completed two weeks on Viibryd. Very nauseous with diarhea.Nausea went away after a week.. Diarhea has not. It still plagues me. Sexual side effects: I gave it a try this weekend..no luck. My doctor says to stay on the medication. He says expect no miracles in just weeks. He predicts better adjustments and results to come. Depression has improved. Part of the side effect problems may be that I started with the top dosage of 40 mg. No titration. I had had been on Wellbutrin. Great for the sex life but not very effective, for me, as an a-d.

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Lea Says:

I get vivid dreams with Viibryd but no nightmares. My dreams as a side effect are acceptable. I hope the nightmares subside.

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James Says:

I just started taking Viibryd for about a week now, and i haven't noticed much of a difference other than I seem a little happier. last night I missed a dose and I had such a vivid and disturbing dream that I woke up almost in tears and don't want to go back to sleep. If I have another one like that, I'm done!

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ls Says:

Lea,

I didn't go off my Well when I started Vii. I thought I would give it a try a month or so into it and it was awful. I have never had withdrawals from Well. Have been on and off it and never had a problem until after a couple of weeks I would be upset at the world and realize I needed to stay on it. But when I went off it with the Vii I was soooo nervous and would wake up with my heart pounding. That lasted about 5 or 6 days and I took my Well to see if it would make a difference and about 45 min afterwards I felt soooo much better. Have been on Vii going on I think 4 or so months...it has done wonders for me. My doc did tell me that the FDA was thinking about lowering the recommended dosage to 20mg because that is what most people are liking and staying on. I am keeping my 40mg...lol... But it is something to think about. You don't have to go up to the 40mg.

I also have very vivid dreams, but nothing I can't live with!

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Lea Says:

I went off Wellbutrin before going oto Viibryd. I hads been using the Well. to augment Cymbalta in hopes of overcoming the sexual side effects of Cymbalta (which are supposed to be pretty low but not for me). Viibyrd 's main sell for me is the lack of sexual effects. I'm not there yet at three weeks but still hopeful. I could always go back to adding the Wellbutrin. I shouldn't have to do so..I hope.

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Lea Says:

Update: I talked to my doctor today. He said at nearly 4 weeks since my start on Viibryd, I should no longer have stomach issues. He said sexual problems shouldn't be an issue based on the studies he's seen. He says there are always exceptions and I may be one. For now, he's ordered me to cut the Viibryd from 40 mg per day to 20 mg and add 150 mg of Wellbutrin per day. If there aren't posotive changes in a week, then he plans to step me down off Viibryd. Since I have sexual problems even with a drug, like Viibryd (which is supposed to have none) then we'll tur our attention solely to Wellbutrin and figure out how to handle my MDD and other issues on Wellbutrin alone. This is not to discourage anyone from taking Viibryd. Its an update on my situation.

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James Says:

Soooooo, after being on Viibryd for a few weeks I'm over it. It caused too many side effects. Vivid dreams (unusually evil/bad), heat flashes, minimal insomnia, and sexual effects like delayed ejaculation/less sensitivity to private area. Not worth it to me, better luck to you all

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Lacey Says:

I switched from pristiq to viibryd and continued with my wellbutrin which my doc added to help with mental focus and energy. My pdoc gave me enough samples for one month trial. I started the 10 mg the first week and felt great! The following week I bumped up to the 20 mg. still feeling good but occasional insomnia but not too bad. 3rd and 4th week went up to 40 mg. insomnia started occurring more often by the 4th week I asked p doc about sleep problems and she perscribed a low dose of trazadone at bedtime. The ongoing lack of sleep was taking it's toll. Even with trazodone I would either be in a coma and groggy the whole next day or I would feel so worn out like I felt I should be sleeping but have racing thoughts through out the night. The final straw was after our kitty died suddenly from unknown causes, I started having disturbing thoughts of seeing my kitty die before my eyes over and over again. I started having disturbing and irrational fears of harm coming to my other 2 cats. I've never had that experience before! There are some real issues with viibryd. It maybe dose related as others have posted. I also feel like a lab rat as another poster commented. I will be calling my pdoc today.

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