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Viibryd (vilazodone): I am very happy my doctor recommended and prescribed this medicine. It has made dramatic changes with my mood and the small stuff really does not bother me anymore. I am happy a lot more and not anxious or worried like before. I do highly suggest you eat before taking it as I forgot to do that once and won't ever again! It helps me not over eat either which is incredible and I have not experienced weight gain and my sex life is still very healthy. I am very satisfied with this medicine.
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I have had MDD for the past seven years. Within this period I have tried many SSRI's including Wellbutrin, Prozac, Lexapro, Celexa, and others. I have experienced the gamut of side effects including diarrhea, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, overactive bladder; you name it. Some medications even made me bipolar.
I began taking Viibyrd in the summer of 2012. Although it took a few months, my rational thinking capacity returned to normal. My energy was fully restored. My sexual function returned and I have minimal side effects. I have fully returned to the person that I was seven years ago. In essence, I have my life back.
I would recommend that you give this medication a try!
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Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I have been on Viibryd for about 8 months now. In the past, I have been on Zoloft, Effexor, and Pristiq. The Pristiq seemed to work okay for a while, then it seemed to slowly stop working, so my psychiatrist recommended trying Viibryd since it has an added built-in benefit similar to Abilify's low-dose impact when administered with an anti-depressant. I think the worst part about changing medications is coming off of older antidepressants. With Viibryd, the added "spark" appeared during week 2 (20 mg). I have never felt better in my life. Anxiety ran high for the first couple of weeks, but that was the only side-effect and it was short-lived. Additionally, zero sexual side effects.
19 users found this comment helpful.
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: On day 1 of Viibryd I felt sick (i.e. diarrhea, nausea, and stomach cramps). The benefits definitely out ways the cons. My depression and anxiety has decreased significantly. I'll be hitting week 3 (40mg) of Viibyrd and I feel so much better. I don't think negative anymore or feel too sensitive about certain topics. I finally feel normal again because I have been battling with my depression. I will continue using Viibyrd.
14 users found this comment helpful.
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I have been taking Viibryd for almost a month now. I feel less lethargic before it was like I had a cloak of darkness on. I would literally wake up tired as I did when I went to bed. I have slowly began to feel better and have more energy. But the side effects are varied. I have at least one brain zap per day and very vivid dreams but usually I forget them after I wake up. I have also had a few bad headaches. I believe this medicine is helping me but I am hoping the side effects decrease after awhile. I am giving myself three months to see how my body reacts. I will follow up my review then.
12 users found this comment helpful.
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: Alleviated depression quickly.
Best antidepressant I have ever taken (Paxil, Wellbutrin, Prozac and Effexor).
Effexor was agreeable to me but extremely strong withdrawal (even when slowly decreasing dosage).
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Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I have tried so many different antidepressants and I never felt right. After 3 months of taking them I would spiral downward and my dose would need to be adjusted. I have been on Viibryd 40mg for 4 weeks now and I feel great. It has been years since I have felt like my old self again. I opted for this medicine and to pay out of pocket. It is worth every penny.
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Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I have been on Viibryd for about 3 months with mixed results. I started on 10 mg, I saw little improvement and increased my dosage to 20 mg. The pros: it took me out of a suicidal depression; my anxiety is lower, the physical symptoms of anxiety have decreased too; I have more energy, no more afternoon naps. The cons: sexual side effects are present, not as bad as other SSRIs but still bothersome enough to keep me from increasing my dosage; diarrhea in the beginning but it does go away, be sure to take it with food; same with insomnia; vivid dreams; has done nothing for OCD and besides alleviating my suicidal idealization it's done little for my depression, I feel flat and unmotivated. Going up to 40 mg may help but I'm ambivalent.
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Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: Female, age 55. Chronic dysthymia with episodes of major depression. Have been on Viibryd for about 4 weeks, ramping up from 10 to 40 mg, as I ramped off Zoloft. I also take Wellbutrin, Ativan, and Ritalin (for fatigue). I have been a Type I diabetic for over 35 years.
I had side effects when I began taking Viibryd. Nausea (no vomiting), more frequent stools, fatigue and severe cognitive fuzz-out and difficulty with short-term memory.
Anyone else have chills with this med? About 30 minutes after dosing, I typically get very shivery. The affect does not last long and is not severe, but it is very weird!
Dr. told me to try taking 1/2 dose of Viibryd at bedtime or with evening meal, but this did not work because it made me wide awake.
Viibryd (vilazodone): I love Viibryd! I suffer from social anxiety and occasional depression. I also have pretty nasty PMS symptoms. This medicine has helped me a ton! I am not snapping at my kids, no longer stressed, and does not effect sex drive. I haven't noticed any food cravings either, so no weight gain like with Celexa! I haven't had any bouts of sadness either, plus I do have more energy. I did have upset tummy first 2 days, then fine. Definitely take with food! Protein and carbs!! Love it!
17 users found this comment helpful.
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: Day one, nausea, stomach pain, and when I woke up, horrible body pains, muscle pains and gas and bloating in the stomach.
I am now on day 8 and the body pains are still here. My stomach looks like I'm pregnant at all times. I can't sleep at night, I wake up 3-4 times a night. Nausea is gone, stomach pains are rarely there. Still have dull headaches. Don't know if I have gained weight. I seem to have slight trouble with my breathing. I do seem to be calmer and a bit less depressed but I don't think it has helped my bipolar systems as of yet.
Review by Stressedtnteachers (taken for less than 1 month):
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I was prescribed Viibryd for anxiety. After two weeks I feel calmer and less overwhelmed. No increase in sex drive like others have mentioned yet. Mixing with alcohol, even a small amount sounds dangerous and I do hope I can have a drink occasionally. Hoping it continues to help me.
Review by CassandranNoel (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: This has worked great for me! After battling depression and other things for years its nice to feel some relief. I%u2019ve tried 3 other kinds of medicines and it hasn%u2019t worked at all. Its still new but I recommend it for people who are manic depressant. It works great with Abilify!
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I have been taking Viibryd for one year. I initially was suffering from anxiety, depression and alcohol abuse as I tried to escape from the feelings of living in a toxic marriage. I divorced and still felt very anxious and afraid of my ex-husband. Klonopin gave me immediate relief from the anxiety and I rarely have to take it anymore. I stopped drinking and have no desire for it at all. I take 40 mg of Viibryd in the morning with a high protein breakfast. It has been VERY helpful. Regular exercise is key. I was unable to exercise for a few months due to an injury and had terrible cravings for sweets and carbs that resulted in 10 lb gain. That has gone away now that I am back to healthy eating and exercise. Diarrhea still a problem.
16 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I was taking Celexa 40mg every night but it seemed to just stop working one day so my psychiatrist put me on Viibryd. Usually I have constipation but it's helped my bowels move better. I do have some trouble sleeping because right as I'm about to fall asleep I get weird spasms throughout my body almost like I'm being shocked? Then once I do fall asleep I have strange scary nightmares and sometimes lucid dreams, so when I wake up I'm not sure if what happened was real or not. I also have some trouble waking up but once I am up I feel alright. I'm rating this a 7 because I don't have any problems with my depression anymore. It does cause me to take some Xanax at times but I've only been on it for 3 weeks.
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Review by BigDaddy98632 (taken for less than 1 month):
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I have only just begun taking Viibryd, and after one pill I already notice a difference, love it, My doctor has always directed me to take my anti-depressants at night for one of the biggest side effects is drowsiness. I did have a little bit of a hard time falling asleep, I was taking 200mg Zoloft for about 2 yrs and it just pooped out. I haven't had any side effects yet. I'm very hopeful of this antidepressant. Although I did have one side effect my muscles feel like I ran a country mile. I'm hoping this gets better as I adjust to taking higher doses.
Review by paigehopsy (taken for less than 1 month):
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: 10-20mg start pack: Day 2 I had random muscle twitch in my upper outside thigh (gone now). In addition to depression, I also normally have anxiety, which I believe the medicine is making worse. My jaws tighten and I feel as if I have non-stop TMJ. The pain is so sharp in my left jaw, that it wakes me up at night. Also, intermittent ringing ears. I regularly have to relax/reposition by jaws due to the pain and tightening. I have strange stools-not diarrhea but soft and textured. Insomnia is bad. I can get to sleep quickly, but wake up at the slightest sound and have trouble getting back to sleep. Constant dull headache. Just went up to 20 mg and will see what happens. It's day 8, I'm more anxious and still depressed. No improvement.
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: This drug helped my depression and suicidal thoughts for about four weeks, and everything came but...but was way worse. My depression and suicidal thoughts were worse than they were before I was on the medicine so I stopped taking it.
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: After trying 5 other anti-depressants I was finally given Viibryd. I feel better than I have in years. Thankfully, I haven't had any of the problems listed in other posts. I'm starting on month two so I'm hoping this medicine continues to keep working so well.
Review by The girl whose tried everything (taken for less than 1 month):
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I have tried so many medicines like Zoloft, Bupropion, Venafaxaline, etc. I talked to my doctor and he decided to put me on Viibryd as a last resort before turning me over to a Psychiatrist. He said 80% of his patients had a positive result from taking Viibryd. Only 20% didn't. I have only been on Viibryd for a total of 2 days (counting today) and my mood, irritability, stress, self motivation and self confidence have felt miraculously better. So much so that my husband told me yesterday (1st day of 10mg pink pill) that it was good to have me back for a day. I notice I am not as stressed when stressful situations arise. Yes, I have had side effects, nausea, diarrhea, but I feel overall better.
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Depression: I was on and off Lexapro for many years, but I always felt tired. We tried a few combinations of anti-depressants but none of them gave me the energy I wanted--even with as high as 450 mg of Wellbutrin by itself. I've been on 20 mg of Viibryd for the past couple of weeks as well as 300 mg of Wellbutrin. I now have the energy and desire to go to the gym, breeze through work and housework, and visit family and friends. My sex drive is slightly improved. I've had slight digestive issues but nothing major. I hope things continue to improve. I'm impressed so far. I'll give an update as to my progress in a couple of months.
Viibryd (vilazodone) for Anxiety: Both my husband and I are on Viibryd. We share side effects such as gritting our teeth and having to take the medicine at the same time every day. If he takes his even just an hour late he feels like he gets an instant high for 1-3 seconds & then its gone. He has nightmares, where he see's things & he screams in his dreams but not truly out loud. In the first month we both experienced our limbs jerking as we tried to fall asleep. Now he hears a loud buzzing noise & then a loud bang & he wakes up with his heart racing. As I fall asleep hear a loud bang as if a gun is going off right in my ear and a horrible electric shock to my brain & wake with my heart racing. We are seriously thinking of titrating off the medicine.
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