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Reviews for Brintellix to treat Depression
Review by MP2014:
I've tried so many antidepressants but this one has been the best. I was on 10mg for a month and just had my dosage increased to 20 mg, two days ago. I do feel sick; nausea and a little disoriented but those are bearable side effects to me. I have had energy, better concentration but the biggest thing I love about this antidepressant is that I have my sex drive back. My libido wasn't affected like it has been in the past with other meds; I've actually had increased sex drive. So far I feel "okay" but hopefully since 20mg is the therapeutic dose, that I feel more "content" or "happy" with my life soon.
I am very medication resistant and was really hoping this medicine would turn it around. Started at 5 mgs and had blinding headaches and stabbing pain in my stomach. Day five, I had a huge panic attack and confusion. Gave me the kind of out of it feeling that I had with Effexor.
I've been suffering from major depression since I was a teen. I've had issues with panic attacks, severe anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, and just about everything else. For years I've been on Lexapro because it's the only medication that would work for me. The side effects of Lexapro however were horrendous! The side effects outweighed the benefits. After a few months of discussing it, my doc switched me to Brintellix. I have done a 180! I feel so much better that it scares me! I haven't felt this good in so long that I forget how to act. I'd say it's a miracle., but I know it's no miracle.. it's science! After a lifetime of depression, I'm excited for the future.
19 users found this comment helpful.
started on 10mg for 1 month had nausea and dry mouth, but nausea started to go away, still having depression and some anxiety. then doc went up to 20mg. I been on 20mg for almost two weeks. I been having nausea all day, severe acid reflux, severe indigestion and really bad upset stomach. not sure if this is related but if it is, I cant wait to stop this medicine.
12 users found this comment helpful.
I am taking 10 mg for 3 weeks now. After the first week I've started to feel a little bit better side effects dry mouth, I was not eating that much which is good because I am over weight but after the 3 week started to feel again depressed so it means that so far is not helping me, I went to the doctor today. I will increase starting tomorrow 15 mg and lets see how it goes...I will keep you posted.
Past experience taking medicines that did work (Celexa, Wellbutrin), 1-2 years later they seemed to stop working (weepy, sad, never wanted to get out of bed, no desire to do anything, flash backs of a traumatic event, constantly dwelling on negative past experiences, etc.). 10mg Brintellix prescribed (1/10/14) while weaning off Wellbutrin. Not so weepy, but was still sad, had no motivation to get out of bed or do anything. Increase to 20 mg (1/28/14), felt like I was going "downhill" fast: even sadder and weepier, etc. Told it may have been too much at once, so was told to take 1/2 dose one day, full dose the next (2/15/14). Still not feeling as well as I thought I should. Increase to 20 mg Blood Pressure went up from 110/68 to 124/72.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Review by lost in Ohio (taken for less than 1 month):
I've been on 10mg Brintellix for a week now. The first day I took it within 30 minutes I was sick. Which I could afford to lose a few pounds so I guess I won't complain about that. I've been extremely tired since taking this medicine. However my mood does seem brighter while I'm awake. I also take Trileptol, Tramadol, Norco, gabapentin, and two inhalers. I'm 33 and have some health issues and so far the medicine seems to be helping. I just hope it stays this way. Good luck to everyone.
15 users found this comment helpful.
I have been on Brintellix for nearly six weeks. I experienced severe nausea for the first 10 days but thankfully it subsided after that time. The medicine has mellowed me out but I still feel very zoned out, tired and listless. I don't have a "joy" for life with this medicine that I experienced on another antidepressant in the past. My major concern is an increase in blood pressure. I am an extremely healthy 35 year old female whose blood pressure has ALWAYS been 110/70. Since starting this medication, my blood pressure has gone from 110/70 to 120/82, then 139 over 74 and now 149 over 80. Nothing has changed in the past six weeks other than the addition of the medicine. I'm hoping to find something that is going to work soon.
12 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taken 10 mg for 3 weeks. I have taken other anti depressants before with very little to no help. With this one I feel a lot better, I have more energy, I can focus and concentrate better. My mind is clearer than it has been for a long time and I am happier. So far I have no side effects besides I am a little constipated.
35 users found this comment helpful.
Review by MoodyMama67 (taken for less than 1 month):
I have been on Brintellix 10 mg and increased to 20 mg on 02/19/2014. I have experienced dry mouth, dizziness, forgetfulness, no desire to eat, weight loss of 11 lbs in 10 days, which is good considering I'm overweight, this can't be a bad thing, and wake up often, however, I am in a happier mood and not so stressed out. I have been on Brintellix for a total of 11 days. Hope the yucky side effects go away soon. I have tried almost everything else and nothing has worked mood wise for me as good as this is.
42 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking 20 mg for about 1 month. I feel awesome. I have taken everything you can imagine and no success. I take this along with 3 other medicines. I have energy and no side effects. I couldn't be happier. I hope it stays this way. I was at a horrible place and now have hope.
77 users found this comment helpful.
I have been on 10mg it for 8 weeks and it works well for me. I did not want to go up to 20mg but I was going through some ups and downs so my Dr. recommended I go up to 20mg. This is my 4 day on it and seems to be working better. I did not have any sexual side effects or notifiable weight gain but I do seem to have some tingling sensation in my head. This is my first time on Antidepressants.
44 users found this comment helpful.
I was so hopeful for this to work but I had an allergic reaction after 18 days, face tingling, agitation, chills, fever. Had to discontinue and now feel terrible withdrawals fever, chills after stopping. I hope others have phenomenal success though. I'm just sensitive to medicines.
49 users found this comment helpful.
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