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6.3/10 Average Rating

215 Ratings with 224 User Reviews

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"Mild to moderate nausea, nothing too bad. Really good effect on my general mental state. Feel so much better. A big help in combination with therapy."

ScoobyDoo91 April 26, 2016

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"I'm on brintellix for month and a half now. I've also been using valdoxan for three months, but it didn't give any significant effect so I've started taking brintellix 10 mg and after three weeks I felt an effect. It seems like I'm getting better every day. My mood, energy level and motivation have increased, my suicidal thoughts are gone and I am finally able to cope with my every day responsibilities."

   
10

Cristaliu April 24, 2016

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"Suffer from anxiety depression, which I had no idea why everything in life irritated me. Started off w/5mg and noticed in the morning that I was completely calm and not yelling at my kids. I no longer have road rage so that is a good thing for all stupid drivers :)"

   
10

Monis17 April 19, 2016

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"Took 10mg samples in the AM, nausea and dizziness big problem 3rd and 4th day. Stopped for 2 days. Then took 1/2 pill in the evening around 8PM. A little nausea, sleep was affected but adjusting. But I believe it is what I need. I left the house 3 times on the weekend, answered my phone, went into 6 stores and most important, while home didn't lay in bed."

   
8.0

Cward10 April 16, 2016

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"Been on Brintellix for 1 month as an add-on to my longtime SSRI, which had become much less effective in recent months. I felt better in 6 days after starting Brintellix: depression and anger lifted, I began to feel like doing this again. Every day is better and better."

   
9.0

Workingwell (taken for less than 1 month) April 16, 2016

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"18, Female. Been taking this on and off for 8 months now. I cannot take it everyday even if I am prescribed to do so since the side effects are really taking a toll on my ability to function in everyday life. It made my depression worse. I can barely get out of bed due to fatigue from nausea and vomiting. And everytime I take this it is like the headache will stay with you 24/7 that it really becomes intolerable and frustrating. My doctor won't let me switch to another medication and she's really pushing this for me and it is so cruel since I feel so weak and I don't want to continue anymore. Taking it makes me want to die."

   
1.0

Alleria April 13, 2016

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"Female, 46yrs, depression for ~10yrs. I went on Trintellix 10mg at the end of January and from the very first day, I've been dizzy and nauseous. Yesterday, the nausea was at its worst. I also take Vyvanse 50mg for ADD and hydrochlorothiazide 12.5mg for high blood pressure plus another BP med. Shortly after going on Trintellix, I started to develop bruising on my upper thighs as well as itching. I think as I scratch, I end up bruising and it looks awful. I contacted my doc and am still waiting for a reply. Hopefully, I'll be taken off of it and will go back to Cipralex and Wellbutrin even though my libido has improved somewhat. At least I'm not crying at the drop of a dime as happens when I don't take any meds at all. Good luck everyone!"

   
2.0

Grade2Teacher (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 12, 2016

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"Horrible drug. I have switched from effexor to this because of sexual disfunction and lack of sex drive. This has improved those sex issues but the other effects are worst. I have been more irritable,angry and not happy. Small things easily make me angry inside. I notice my blood pressure higher maybe because of the drug or just being more angry inside and out. Dont take this medication. There are other better meds that are out there. I'll go back to effexor and taking viagra to become the happy champ lol."

   
1.0

italiantribe (taken for less than 1 month) April 9, 2016

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"I started out on 5mg and was okay. Was a little nausea at first...but needed to increase my dose due to the seasons. When I got put on 10mg.... the vomiting and sickness really kicked in. Almost every time I take it.... I vomit 10 minutes later. I'm also way more tired than I ever have been. I feel emotionless, and like I could sleep all day everyday. My mind feels Ike I can't think sometimes. The 5mg never did any of this. All this started when I increased my dose."

   
3.0

CMGriffy2016 April 7, 2016

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"Mid 30's with depression for over 4 years. Was on Lexapro 10mg then 20mg for a lil while, but it wasn't enough and the psych doc wouldn't listen to me or change my meds. So after 2 years of dealing with him I switched to another psych doc who actually listened to me. First she added Wellbutrin 150 then 300 XL, it wasn't such a great difference so she switched me to Brintellix after insurance approval. She started me out at 5mg then titrated up to 10mg then 20mg. The first few days were the worst with side effects, but mine were nausea and diarrhea, that only I got better in time. The feeling after being on this medication was great! I felt more like my old self again, happier, more motivated, less isolation, and got my sex drive back"

   
8.0

Juliez2 March 23, 2016

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"First few weeks were weakness irritability. Now on month two and stopping because of cost ($700 and insurance won't cover it) and major irritability and weight gain. Also still depressed and anxious."

   
4.0

Opinion (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 21, 2016

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"I have been on Brintellix for 8 months. It has been life changing for me. I feel it literally saved my life. I have been on more medicines than I can count over the past 15 yrs. I did have nausea pretty bad for the first couple weeks on Brintellix but taking the medicine at night with crackers and Sprite it was much better after about 2 weeks. Now here is the hopeless part... I have to go off the medicine due to severe side effects that I do not see others reporting. About 6 months into taking Brintellix (4 months on 10 mg and 5 months on 20 mg)I got severely sick with unexplainable internal bleeding and severe gastro problems.Thousands of dollars on medical testing and nothing found.2 days off better but mental disaster.terrible withdrawal"

   
2.0

Daisy987 March 20, 2016

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"I'm a junior in high school and I've been struggling with depression, I've been on atleast 4 different medicines already and this one seemed to be good. But recently I had to be taken out of school for extreme nausea and vomiting, and it's only been a few weeks."

   
5.0

Random high school teenager March 17, 2016

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"Higher dose causes more nausea for me. Moderate depression relief."

   
7.0

JjJD March 16, 2016

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"I was on 10 mg for seasonal affectional disorder. The medicine did a good job. I found that I could not have any caffeine while on this medicine. In March I was able to reduce to 5 mg in preparation of going off when the time changes (days are longer). I noticed I was having side effects just cutting down. I was achy all over. After about 4 days I happen to have a green tea with ginseng. Within a half hour of drinking it, the achiness was gone. I tried reg coffee the next day. No achiness but had to watch jitters. I don't know if this will help anyone else but it did me"

   
6.0

Trish8251 March 6, 2016

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"This is my second month on 10mg daily Brintellix. I'll start by saying that I'm 18 and suffer with major depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, ADHD, and PTSD. I take this everyday along with 50mg vyvanse to help with my ADHD. I have to say that the combination of these medications has helped me tremendously in just the month that I've added brintellix. I no longer have panic attacks daily, I don't cry all the time anymore, I don't feel hopeless or isolated, I don't feel negative constantly anymore, & I honestly feel like I'm more of myself again. The only issue I have is that I vomit daily, my nausea can get intense, & some days I tend to lay around more than usual. The vomiting can get really bad for me, however. It worries me sometimes."

   
8.0

Alexus M. March 2, 2016

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"I have tried Brintellix on two separate occasions. The doctor said it would take four weeks to take full effect. On the fourth day of taking it, my mood changed drastically. I was very easy to cry and was secluding myself. I quit taking it. Went back to normal bubbly self. I didn't tell my doctor that I quit taking it nor how my personality changed. Insurance paid for 90% of it. A few months later, I tried taking it again. By the 4th or 5th day, I was very irritable, went into rage and was generally mad. I am a social person with a bubbly personality. I immediately quit taking it again!! I will be telling my doctor to quit writing a prescription for it and will NEVER try taking it or anything closely related to it!"

   
1.0

WhereDidiGO? (taken for less than 1 month) March 2, 2016

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"I have been on Brintellix for 6 months. Started on 10mg. Initially like everyone else thought it was great with the exception of nausea. It also helped with the quality of my sleep. After about a month it plataued so I went up to 20 mg but it made me extremely tired so I went back down to 10 mg. 5 months into taking this ridiculously expensive drug I felt my personality is completely changing and not for the better. I became quick to anger, on the verge of tears, (not typical for me), with an explosive and unpredictable personality. If that was not enough I was also very tired all the time. The personality changes cost me my job and at home well, it hurt people that I love. Going off of it I was in pain and tears for days..."

   
3.0

Magen-WARNING!!!!! March 1, 2016

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"I've been on brintellix for about 4 weeks now, my doctor had me cut the pill in half and take it with my 100mg of Pristiq. I feel that this medicine has cut the bad days down from five days to 3 so its working. I haven't had any side effects at all."

   
6.0

WayneG1 (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2016

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"I have been dealing with depression for well Over 6 months and just about 2 months ago decided to go to the doctor to seek help with medication to bridge back to benign myself. I first tried Viibryd for a month, worked well for me emotionally and for my moods but I gained weight which triggered deeper depression for me. I am now trying this Brintillex stuff. I have had severe itching throughout my entire body, it gets worse when I'm sitting still and trying to fall asleep at night. I'll be itching my back and legs so hard in my sleep that it wakes me. I have only been on this drug for a month! Totally not worth it. Not to mention the vomiting which makes everything so much worse. I hate the medication guessing game that comes along with this."

   
3.0

ItchyMcGhee (taken for less than 1 month) February 29, 2016

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"It's day 3 of the 5mg and honestly have never felt my body ache like this before. I have thrown up all day, can't keep anything down. And I'm so weak I can barely hold my son. I found this forum trying to find out what is going on with me right now and if this medication is the reason. It definitely is. I feel betrayed by my Dr."

   
1.0

KylieLoving February 27, 2016

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"Male age 50, in good shape. I was prescribed this stuff for what I call "brain fog" which I was experiencing three to four times per month and lasted a minimum of 24 hours. Also for attention span - which has been limited as of late. I am on 20mg once a day and graduated up from 5mg a day over 5 weeks. The 1st week I experienced some very slight dizziness and slight nausea. Nothing that I would describe as trying or difficult. At about week 3, I started to notice an increase in attention span. After 2 months, I have not had one brain fog episode. I have not noticed a change in mood, though I was not / am not depressed. I will say I am having some of the best orgasms of my life - and I have been on wellbutrin which does not compare!"

   
7.0

BoKnows (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 23, 2016

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"Finally found something that worked and I actually felt like myself again. First month was free with card from manufacturer. Next month, $120 co pay, nope not happening, especially since it does not cost this company that much to make this drug. Back to feeling like crap again. Thanks Brintellix for the 4 weeks of getting to feel normal again and then making it too expensive to continue to take it! Really appreciate it!"

   
8.0

Circumspect4 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2016

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"Male, mid 30s, depression for ~10 yrs. Was on Cymbalta 60 mg QD for 2yrs, wasn't working, depressed, so up'ed to 90 mg QD. Didn't work, had typical side effects. Cross tapered to Brintellix over 3wk period achieving 10 mg QD dose. Felt good for 2wks - more energy, sharper mentally, but very angry and irritable. Then all "good" effects ceased; all I felt was continual anger and irritation, which worsened every day for 3wks. Put on 12lbs/1mo while being on Brintellix. Stopped 10 mg dose cold turkey for 1wk, just started on Fetzima. Can't tell if Brintellix withdrawal or Fetzima, but now having sexual AEs, namely near spontaneous ejaculation without being erect or stimulated - any other men have this with either drug?"

   
3.0

BirdDog16 (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 22, 2016

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"Depression got worse..I gained 16 pounds in less than three months and I had very elevated liver enzymes..please be careful with this medication"

   
1.0

Stella B February 21, 2016

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