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User Reviews for Fluvoxamine

Also known as: Luvox, Luvox CR

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Dysthymia 1 reviews 3 medications
   
10
Social Anxiety Disorder 1 reviews 6 medications
   
9.0
Anorexia/Feeding Problems 2 reviews 0 medications
   
8.5
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 50 reviews 13 medications
   
8.3
Depression 13 reviews 78 medications
   
7.5
Anxiety and Stress 27 reviews 9 medications
   
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 6 reviews 5 medications
   
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Summary of Fluvoxamine reviews 100 reviews 7.6

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I had a really violent reaction to this medication the first time I took it. Projectile vomit. It was so awful that I'm not willing to take it again."

   
1.0

Jujubeee April 27, 2016

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "This medication has helped me for years and works excellent. I wouldn't trust anything else!"

   
10

Hannah M. April 22, 2016

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For Depression: "Sleepy but helpful"

   
10

NDT1973 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 12, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Started on LUVOX (brand name) in '96. LUVOX (brand name) is not made anymore. Switched to generic flumoxomine (Apotex brand in 2000. ) Worked great. Stopped working COLD as of late 2013. Wrote FDA, Solvay tested my prescription, said nothing wrong. All the other generic fluvoxamines (5) I've tried are worthless. Apotex must have changed its composition of the drug ie. filling, binder ingrediants. Filed reports with FDA & Solvay (parent of Apotex) Solvay wrote back, "Nothing is wrong." Drug is totally ineffective on me now, as are all the other fluvoxomine generics I've tried. Only side effect was a bit of drowsiness. Have had to abandon taking this drug, and am in the midst of trying other drugs."

   
1.0

2ndchair (taken for 10 years or more) April 9, 2016

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For Depression: "This medicine helped somewhat, however, the side effects have become intolerable. I'm itching my head, ears and neck constantly from an itch that never stops, I'm agitated and anxious and have weird tingling, prickly sensations. Think I'll go back on Prozac though Prozac left me confused and disoriented. Have been through the slew of SSRIs and wish scientists would come up with another category of drugs soon."

   
5.0

Athenaos February 20, 2016

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "I was prescribed Zoloft for anxiety and panic attacks and soon my OCD was out of control. I was switched to Luvox and have improved greatly. However, I'm always tired and yet still can't sleep. I've heard that some side effects can improve over time - hoping this happens for me."

   
7.0

Luvncoopy (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 27, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress: "It's been about a month. And I really see a change. I use to be an emotional girl with obsessive thoughts that ran my mind all day long. Now.. I go to work, I work (usually would think about my worries at work while being stressed at work as it already is). I handle complex situations with more confidence and less anxiety. I'm on 100 mg, can't wait to try 150, think that will be perfect. No major side effects at all. Really believe this helps give me that push at living my life in the now and helps stop the ruminating. I've tried other stuff and nothing compares. With Luvox... I stress less, cry less, and focus more on what's important. Can't wait to continue and see more improvement ...."

   
9.0

AwdrEnuh (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 19, 2016

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "I've been on Luvox for 6 months now on 200 mg/day. I switched from Prozac because of libido problems, but it actually didn't make any difference. I completely lost interest in sex and got weight really fast. My OCD is controlled, but I feel depressed, sleeping a lot during day and nothing during night haha it's horrible... Also I compulsively scratch my head until it bleeds (tricotilomania?) and Prozac had helped me stop it. Now on Luvox, the problem is back. I'm switching back to Prozac or giving a try to Zoloft."

   
5.0

Heyheymama January 7, 2016

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "Luvox was the second medication I tried for OCD. I was only on the lowest dose of this medication for 4 days, because the side effects were unbearable. About 4 hours after taking this medication, I became incredibly sedated and out of it. The drowsiness was so pronounced that I did not wish to continue this med. Since I had no where near reached the therapeutic dose of this medication, I hope that my rating doesn't discourage one from trying it. All SSRI's are notorious for having some inital side effects before you see their benefit; I just couldn't make it to that stage."

   
2.0

juliagulia65 (taken for less than 1 month) January 5, 2016

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For Anxiety and Stress: "Glucosamine has been very effective for me. Prior to taking it, I was extremely anxious and afraid of everything. Since starting over 2 years ago, I am now fully functioning and living a normal life. I am so appreciative of the benefits of fluvoxamine"

   
9.0

Anonymous December 23, 2015

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For Depression: "No terrible side effects other than extremely reduced libido and some nausea/weakness."

   
7.0

Jayjayjetplane (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 22, 2015

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For Anxiety and Stress: "I have been on 300mg of Fluvoxamine for quite a few months now. It was really hard to initially start the medication and increase the dosing. But I stuck with it. After awhile, I noticed the drug "took the edge off" of my anxiety. I was getting less panic attacks and was able to starting doing things I was avoiding. My only issues with this drug are that 1) it's very sedating 2) I still have anxiety - some days are better than others but I'm looking for complete relief. I know it's possible because I've been on medication that did just that. Any suggestions? I take 150mg in morning and then again at night."

   
5.0

SarKC December 4, 2015

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "Well, I take it 150 MG daily every morning generic brand aka fluvoxomine for over 10 years. Along side .5 MG of xanax 2 times a day for anxiety/Panic attacks. We recently increased from 150 to 200 mgs after 10 years . Due to anxiety, depression, hopeless feelings, medicine phobia, general fear , and religious ocd Creeping back in my mind. Day 3 I had headache, and felt confused. I felt like nothing mattered. Even doing regular house chores like dishes. By day 5 I was numb to all. Felt like crying but couldnt. My doctor has decreased me back to 150 mg."

   
6.0

Ryanlouis December 3, 2015

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "It has worked very well for my OCD, I've been taking it for 6 months now and all side effects have gone away. I recommend Luvox for OCD."

   
9.0

Alex T.S. (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 25, 2015

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "I was having major anxiety and depression. I sought therapy for a year and nothing was helping. I tried Amitriptyline, Prozac, Lexapro, and I don't know what else I can't remember. I found a psychiatrist that immediately diagnosed me as OCD at 30(!!). Mainly O with some compulsions that are highly functioning. This drug stopped the depression in weeks at 50mg. Compulsions were so much more manageable. After two years it just stopped working. We've gone up to 100mg and I started getting blurry vision. 125mg and I was highly agitated and depressed. Not sure where to go from here."

   
6.0

OCD1983 (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 25, 2015

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For Anorexia/Feeding Problems: "I switched to fluvoxamine from fluoxetine, for my GAD and anorexia after it was suggested a higher dose was needed and fluvoxamine was a better medication for that. Fluoxetine helped, but fluvoxamine really showed a difference. My mood has improved and stabilised, which has also helped my attitude towards eating. I've managed to get to a healthy BMI now."

   
9.0

Bri .S (taken for 1 to 2 years) October 23, 2015

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I have had problems since i was around 9 years old. I have had countless djavus, thinking i thought i could think what people were saying or feeling. Ilogical thoughts that didnt make no sense. lost in constant daydreaming even as a adult, trying to please everyone before myself all the time, not foccused or able to barley follow directions.On the meds im more foccused only a djavu every now and then, my thought seem more logical now im on meds.im able to live a more enjoyable life."

   
7.0

phill.charters towers October 6, 2015

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For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "My husband is a Vietnam veteran and has been on this for 15 years. In the last 5 years he has been kicking and punching and twitching in his sleep. He is now developing other signs of of neurological disorders. The doctor gave us a print out today and Luvox is a SSSR drug and they have recently found it causes Parkinsonism and when dosages are reduced or patient taken off this drug, the symptoms go. It works great for his depression, it helps reduce the symptons of PTSD but now his health is suffering from long term usage."

   
5.0

Willow2014 October 6, 2015

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For Dysthymia: "Fevarin (fluvoxamine) 250 mg (150 mg at time of sleep and 100 mg in the morning) in association with 50 mg of amisulpride (Solian, Midora; NOT more than 50 because it changed the effect of sleeping well) with Anxiar 1 gr (both taken at 8 pm) - work great for sleep and dystimia!! Has an anorexigen effect also. I lost 2 kgs in two months, no dieting. Also took the ptsd effects out of my body, the cognitive relaxation appeared after increasing at 250 mgs fluvoxamine."

   
10

Maimutze October 5, 2015

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "Absolutely amazing! I was in a terrible spot with my harm OCD..... And then this miracle of a drug came along! It's almost like its a physical volume knob that turns your thoughts down... To the point where they are still there, but so quiet they're insignificant. ONLY reason I gave it a 9/10 is because it took a while to work.... But that's different for everyone. If you're reading this and are wondering if it's going to even work... I have been on it for a solid 8 weeks, and I'm JUST now starting to feel the effects. I literally have trouble falling asleep now, only because I'm excited about tomorrow! :)"

   
9.0

Anonymous September 30, 2015

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "Absolutely amazing! I was in a terrible spot with my harm OCD..... And then this miracle of a drug came along! It's almost like its a physical volume knob that turns your thoughts down... To the point where they are still there, but so quite they're insignificant. ONLY reason I have it a 9/10 is because it took a while to work.... But that's different for everyone. If you're reading this and are wondering if it's going to even work... I have been on it for a solid 8 weeks, and I'm JUST now starting to feel the effects. I literally have trouble falling asleep now, only because I'm excited about tomorrow! :)"

   
9.0

LudaCHRIS97 September 30, 2015

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "Saved my life plain and simple. Taking the drug for 18 years now fluctuating between 100 and 400mg over the years. The thoughts consumed my every waking moment, smothering me, making it impossible to live. In the times I've gone off the drug over the years my symptoms resurfaced, only to be reigned in by Luvox. Yes there are side effects, but they are nothing that can't be tolerated when the alternative is death."

   
10

Prometheus bound (taken for 10 years or more) September 22, 2015

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "Went from too much genius to just enough. I won't describe it more specifically than that. Excessive thoughts used to cause very bad anxiety and stress. I used the fluxovaxmine maleate to quell the excessive thoughts and was able to focus better on getting things done. The drug cannibilizes its effectiveness though because of the side effect of drowsiness. I am often very tired on the drug, and although I am still able to work well, it takes more effort to do so than when I am not on any medication. There are some sexual side effects to this drug as well. The most prominent sexual side effect is near inability to climax. But that is the nature of the drug: It numbs your emotions. I can't have a normal sex life on this drug."

   
8.0

TooMuchGenius (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 18, 2015

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Luvox (fluvoxamine) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "I immediately noticed my anxiety went down but I had to stop taking the medication because I would sleep up to 16 hours a day, which was not practical as a law student. I also experienced severe nausea and headaches. I felt extremely frustrated that I was prescribed this medication by my doctor."

   
3.0

Renee92 August 16, 2015

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For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: "Fluvoxamine is the pill I've been searching for my whole life. I started out with 100mg and have up'd it to 200mg daily. When I first realized that the medicine was working, the experience was comparable to the first time I got glasses when I was in sixth grade and did not know I had bad vision. Fluvoxamine gave me back control. A negative side effect is the sexual dysfunction though; it takes me quite a bit longer to get there which is good for her I guess but frustrating for me."

   
9.0

anonymous 3 August 14, 2015

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