Viibryd (Thread 220039)

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LS Says:


Going to start it tomorrow. Anyone else taking it and how do you like it?

Thanks,

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Chuck McDonald Says:

Started taking it on 07-13. Coming off of Effexor and Lexapro.

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LS Says:

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!!

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Chuck McDonald Says:

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.

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Verwon Says:

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, with major improvement being shown around 8 weeks.

It is also well tolerated and, so far, has been shown to have minimal side effects, but those that were experienced can include: somnolence, diarrhea and nausea.

More details:

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

Are there any other questions?

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elizabethg395 Says:

I have some side effects of diaharrea... sometimes not real bad but can be annoyhing at times. I am wondering if heat can affect someone more on Viibyrd. I get nausea with heat (and it gets hot where I live... last week it was 115 with heat index). Also I get hot easier... almost like hot flashes but since I am not old enough to get those, I am not sure what is going on. I do know I was not experiencing this on my previous medicine (Celexa).

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Chuck McDonald Says:

Just finished my first week on the 5Mg tablets. Also experiencing some nausea. Anxiety seems to be lifting. Can now emotionally connect with TV shows. Still not able to read and exersize is still out for now. Have very high hopes!

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LS Says:

So far, so good....course it has only been 4 days...lol... First day I will say I was a little dizzy, have had a little bit of stomach problems. But, I seem to be in a better mood, maybe just cause I am so hopeful that this will be something awesome...lol... I am on 20mg and am switching to 40 after 10 days... Will let you know!!

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CagedTiger Says:

Just started it today. Ran out of Cymbalta last night and my drs appt was this morning. How convenient! My doc gave me the sample package which titrates you from 10mg to 40mg in 30 days. He had JUST received them from the pharm rep and was excited to have a "guinea pig." LOL I love and trust my doc (11 years now) and he has high hopes for this one, so I'm game. I'm hoping for a little energy out of it and maybe even some weight loss? (I know. That is far too much to ask. *sigh*)
One thing he stressed is to take the meds WITH FOOD. He said that should greatly reduce the likelihood of any g/i side effects.
I'll keep posting and watching as time goes on.

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laura Says:

I'm starting this today too. I'm on Welbutrin XL but it's made my anxiety 10 times worse. Can't take zanax b/c of a suicide attempt two years ago and inpatient nuthouse stay...sigh...so I'm hopeful this will help. I'm bipolar with a lot more down than up. Can anyone relate?

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Chuck McDonald Says:

Can definitely relate to the anxiety. Difficult to make it through the day. I'm is my second week of Viibryd and it appears to be helping. Good luck!

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LS Says:

I am soooo glad I can take my Xanax!! I have major anxiety when driving and it has helped me soooo much!! I had gotten to the point I could hardly go anywhere without going very slow. Still working on it, but the Xanax is great!! Glad to know someone has been taking the Viibryd a couple of weeks... So far I am doing fine...I noticed today in a stressful situation that I didn't get as crazy as normal...lol.. Glad there are people to talk to about this new med...!

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janice Says:

I started Viibryd today I feel a great deal of possative affect. Im thinking clearier and, more possitive energy. Im actually smileing for tha first time in a long time.

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janice Says:

If a medician is making everything worse call your doctor right away.

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laura Says:

I took my first dose last night with food and woke up at 4am sick to my stomach and hungry. I hate to eat a bowl of cereal and it was hard to get back to sleep. I hope this side effect stops soon. I was really hungry today, but I've been trying to eat light, just several small meals throughout the day, but my stomach is growling constantly. Also tired, with a tension headache. I thought I would try taking this with my Welbutrin since welbutrin isn't a maoi but an ssri....anyone else doing this? Maybe it's too much together?

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ls Says:

I am taking both Wellbutrin and the Viibryd. I am on my 9th day and am doing wel. I was a little sick at first, and now taking Flagyl for a abcess tooth (hopefully getting that fixed tomorrow) so I have had to make a point to make sure I eat (which I normally don't) breakfast. The doc told me not to take the Viivryd at night because it could cause insomnia, and I definately don't need that, I have had enough problems sleeping..... I don't know which is making me a little sickly in the morning, but it isn't anything a couple of peanut butter crackers doesn't help. I don't see why the Wellbutrin would have anything to do with the Viibryd, they are different meds...at least to me. I have to take the Wellbutrin..lol.. But, as you said, I have felt hungry too, but so far haven't gained any weight, which is a very big deal to me. I also take thyroid meds. Hope you get to feeling better, keep posting...

ls

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laura Says:

I had a better night last night, although I woke up at 4am again, just not hungry like I was before. I didn't have much trouble going back to sleep, so I think I'll keep trying to take my wellbutrin during the day, and the viibryd in the evening for balance. i'm also on topamax and i'm going to try to take all 100mgs of that in the evenings since it makes me really loopy and sleepy, perhaps it will knock me out enough to keep me from waking up at 4am again. so far no headache today so that's good, and less of a fog feeling, also less anxiety, feel more calm. yesterday my heart was racing a bit and i was worried i might be getting a bit manic but i didn't. husband was disappointed cuz he really likes the "crazy sex", but i'd prefer not to end up in the hospital for a week again.

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CagedTiger Says:

Going into day 7 and so far, so good. I do feel a little bit better already, although I don't know if it's the Viibryd itself or the "blah factor" from the Cymbalta wearing off. We'll see, I guess. Wonder what the jump to 20mg will be like. I also take Vyvanse for ADHD and it seems like the Viibryd is prolonging the efficiency of the Vyvanse. (I hope so, because I am maxed out at 70mg of Vyvanse and it was starting to lose its effect too quickly.) I will say that I'm with LS...thank God for my Xanax! I have felt a little more on edge the past few days, but just a little dose of Xanax takes care of that and I feel pretty darn good. = ) LS, I know what you mean about driving. I sometimes become overwhelmed by the fear that someone is going to hit me and I either creep along or pull over completely. I have GAD and people always ask me how I can drive/function on Xanax every day. I have to tell them that there are often times that I can't drive/function WITHOUT it. And thanks everyone for posting! Keep it up, because it sounds like we are all kind of "guinea pigs" with this.

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ls Says:

Wow, Tiger, glad I am not the only one...people just don't understand...I didn't understand when my mother was going through all of it either, just thought it was nuts. Just kind of snuck up on me little by little. I swore up and down I wouldn't be like that!! I have noticed a little more anxiety too...course going through I bunch and my son has been home from college,sooo, I don't get to drive much. I have to keep my mind in practice..lol...My xanax is definately my saving grace! And I thank the Lord for my doctor that will give it to me!!..lol I start on 40mg of the Viibryd tommorrow, I really think it is making me feel better!! :)

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ls Says:

Laura, how are you doing now?? I cracked up about the crazy sex part...lol..but I guess going to the hospital isn't really worth it! :)

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Chuck McDonald Says:

You mentioned that you're feeling a little more anxiety. I too am feeling that. Not sure if it's the Effexor leaving my system or something else. You also mentioned that Xanax helps. Does it help with the anxiety? I have a Dr Appt this afternoon and am thinking of asking him if I can try Xanax. I start my 40Mg dose of Viibryd in a couple of days. Thanks!

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