Trintellix Review

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Edie Says:
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Why did I read that you should not take this medicine till 2020? I was just given a lot of samples of 5mg that my doctor wants me to start for my depression. I am scared to death to start because of the horrible reviews & side effects that sound horrible. I have never heard of this drug. Can you please help me with this. Also if I do decide to start when is the very best time to take it?



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Cynthia Says:

Has anyone else gone down from 10 to 5 mg of trintellix? I am afraid I will have some anxiety doing this. Can anyone give me advice?

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AMC Says:
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I've been on Brintellix/ Trintellix for going on 2 years. Saved my life. I am on a low dose, with buspar piggy back, but no longer a handful of drugs. If you've failed the rest, give it a shot. Start low. I am great on just 10mg, and I was suffering from major depression. Good luck!

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David Says:

@Edie,

Where did you read that you should not take this medicine till 2020? Perhaps there may have been a misunderstanding or misinterpretation of what was really meant? If a doctor prescribed this to you, it would be very unusual to have him/her tell you to wait for 3 years before taking it; especially if your doctor is expecting this to help your depression in the immediate term, not 3 years down the road when your depression might be at a different stage altogether. At any rate, I just wanted to add some clarification there...

@Cynthia,

Have you considered talking with your doctor about developing a tapering schedule? Gradually titrating down seems to me like it may be your best bet for playing it safe if you find yourself to be hypersensitive to abrupt changes in the dosage.

Hope this helps!

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patty Says:
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I'm taking 2.5 mg of trintellix daily along with 250 mg of lamictal and have started feeling good. I've been on the 2.5 mg for two weeks but I feel like I need a higher dose. Is it too early for a 5 mg?

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GG Says:
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I have been on 10mg of trintellix for 2 months now. A couple weeks ago my body started shaking uncontrollably right before I am about to drift off to sleep. This has never happened to me before? What is going on?

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Cathy Says:
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I do really well on 80 mg trintellix, but am wondering if that is too much to take at once? I didn't want this dose to be harmful?

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kpw Says:

I've weaned off Cymbalta and start 5mg of Trintellix tomorrow (8/15/2017) for major depression/dysthymia. I appreciate all these comments.

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Steve Says:
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I was prescribed 5 mg samples of Trintellix and am reluctant to begin, although I have always tolerated all meds well. Does anyone have feedback from their experience on the best time of day to take Trintellix?

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Marcy Says:

I have been on Trintilex for 6 months. It took 1 month to kick in and for a month or two I felt really good on 20 mg. Now at 6 months my depression, anxiety, itchy dry skin and panic attacks have returned. Has anyone else had this experience? If so, did you change to another SSRI that works? Does Trintellix cause anxiety?

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Lolo Says:
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I have no desire for life and just exist. I took my first dose of Trintellix 10mg today. Will it help with my focus and memory?

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DepressedDad Says:

Edie

I was just given this medicine as of 2/16/18 for depression that's been going on for over a year due to a divorce. My doc started me out on 5MG and I haven't had a single issue and it's day 4. This med seems a little different in the way it works with serotonin and also helps increase dopamine, acetylcholine, histamine, to balance the neurotransmitters. Everyone is different but so far on this med i've had zero side effects and feel a little more calm and not so emotional when things come up. I'm a 50 year old male. Give it a try and see how it goes.

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DepressedDad Says:

Re: Lolo (# 10)

I'm on day 4 and i'm feeling more calm and less emotional. My depression came from stress and a divorce about a year and a half ago. I began waking up with panic attacks and feeling disconnected from the world. I've been diagnosed with MDD from the trauma of the divorce. I feel the same way as you. Just exist. No passion for anything or life. I stated at 5 MG and i'm on day 4. No side effects thus far and i can feel a little relief of things. I'm hopeful. I've read where it can take around 2 weeks for some to feel much better. Some people take longer but Trintellix does work faster than other meds on some people. Good Luck to you.

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Brunilda Says:

I stopped taking trintellix all at once. Experiencing a major headache today. It gave me way too much of a dry mouth & my job is constantly asking customers about what they want to order.

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Charlene Says:

I would like to know if Trintellix 10mg tablets are available for purchase in Nuevo Progresso? The price for it at our Walgreens is $409.44. I am on social security and there is no way that I can afford those kinds of prices. Drug companies should be sued.

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Portapotty Says:
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Drug companies should be sued??? Looks like you need better insurance. Contact the drug company. They can often provide assistance for your meds

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Diane Says:

I have had severe depression. In twenty years, this is the best medication I have used. There are side effects. However, I balance the side effects with the alternative. I know I must take these. I no longer spend weeks in the hospital. I no longer attempt suicide. This is how it has worked for me. It is different for everyone. Take it according to the instructions. Stick with it.

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Steady998 Says:

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Patient Assistance Program for Trintellix. Charlene, i am just like you. my only income is social security and yes, the price on these is mind boggling. Every pharmaceutical company has a PAP. If you are making less than their required amount of income, which you will be, you go to their website, type in Patient Assistance Program, it will let you download the application. You fill it out, it has a page for your doctor to sign, fax it to them, and if you qualify you can get it for FREE for as long as the doctor prescribes it. He gives you a script to attach to the app. and he has to sign it. I have done this with all of my meds and have been approved every time. Trintellix is made by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Google that and go their website. Print it out, fill out your part, then take it to your next appt for the doctor to sign his page, fax it and they respond very quickly. I am willing to bet you are sure to be approved. Oh you have to attach your last years SS tax statement or tax return also. its SOOOOO EASY. wish you the best of luck, i know how you feel!!

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Magie Says:
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Re: Diane (# 16)

Hi my name is magie have depression and panic attacks also very lonely, was on lexapro worked for 6 years then it stopped working 2 year's ago no antidepressant has worked since, I am on 15 mg brintilix now 3Rd week started on 5 then 10 now 15 crying spells and lonely need someone to talk to that understand thank you

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Diane Says:

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I know how sad and lonely I was for years. Even tho I had a husband and children. Being with people who understand is a huge boost. Where I live there are groups that meet and talk. We had a psychiatric nurse guiding us. Maybe some people think this is a bad idea. For me, it was a lifeline. I got to know these people and we all were dealing with depression and other mental conditions. Talking, one of the best things you can do. We met once a week for two hours. Eventually, we would go for lunch and it was so good to get out of my house. Maybe this is available in your area. I really hope you will find out. Being alone creates very negative thoughts about myself.

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Steady998 Says:

Re: Charlene (# 14)

I answered your question about getting assistance for paying for your Trintellix. All pharmeceutical companys have a patient assistance program, If you fall below a certain income level. they will most of the time give them to you for free. Find the name of the company on your bottle and google it, then look for patient assistance program PLEASE SEE MY ANSWER THAT I POSTED YESTERDAY, jULY 4TH.

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