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Major Depressive Disorder 101 reviews 46 medications
   
6.5
Depression 224 reviews 78 medications
   
6.3
Summary of Brintellix reviews 325 reviews 6.4

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For Depression "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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For Depression "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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For Depression "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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For Depression "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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For Depression "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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For Major Depressive Disorder "I am a 51yr old female and started taking Brintellix about 3 weeks ago. Nausea and vomiting since day 1 that has gotten progressively worse as I've increased dosage per my Dr's orders. I have bruises on my sides and back from the constant itching. I've just gone thru one of the most stressful times of my life and I feel like this medication not only didn't help but made me feel so much worse. I've been a coffee drinker for 30 yrs and I can't even stomach that in the mornings anymore."

   
1.0

Kaha (taken for less than 1 month) April 15, 2016

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For Depression "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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For Depression "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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For Major Depressive Disorder "My psychiatrist placed me on this and lowered my dose of Effexor in hopes of helping me with Major Depression. I was ok on the 5mg tablets, but after 2 days on the 10mg I was agitated, irritable and suicidal. I ended up checking myself into the inpatient mental unit of my local hospital. Please note I am pretty sensitive to anti-depressant medications so that doesn't mean it's a bad med; it just didn't work for me."

   
1.0

Octavya38 (taken for less than 1 month) April 10, 2016

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For Depression "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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For Major Depressive Disorder "I have bipolar. This was brought in to control the depression. It did that too well and sent me into mania. Very irritable an constant feelling of anger. I was very scary to be around. As for the nausea, that lasted about 2 weeks and i could live with that. From that point I started to have severe gastrointestinal issues. I have been off it for 9 months. I am still seeing GI specialists, as anything even slightly acidic causes immense pain. If brintellix works for you, that's great. But if you start getting stomach cramps you should run and get off the damn thing. It has literally ruined my life."

   
1.0

Jimbo756 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 7, 2016

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For Depression "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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For Major Depressive Disorder "Lots of tummy pain and feeling dizzy. Also very vivid dreams happen the 1st week . I stop taking this med I could not take the pain in my tummy"

Anonymous March 30, 2016

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For Depression "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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For Depression "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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For Depression "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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For Major Depressive Disorder "I noticed a great improvement in my depression soon after introducing Brintellix to my other meds (latuda, Lamictal, xanax, doxepin, adderall) I also noticed it causes me nausea and vomiting! But I really like this one...hate that it makes me sick! Someone recommended putting it in peanut butter and I think I'll try that because it works really well for me! I've taken my son out like everyday, I couldn't be a "good" mom before brintellix! Like seriously have never felt better! Vomiting sucks tho, I hate it... really hope peanut butter trick works!"

   
10

Bipolarbengalfan March 18, 2016

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

   
7.0

JjJD March 16, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder "Okay, first I will say the good. This medicine got rid of my depression for the most part very quickly. I had been cutting myself and was close to trying suicide, they switched my medicine to this and I was MUCH better. However.... every single time I take I end up insanely nauseous within minutes and end up throwing up for about three-four hours. As much as the medicine helped, I am going to have to change it due to this because I can't spend hours throwing up every day while being a single mom trying to get things done."

   
6.0

LiamsMom0831 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 15, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder "Just started medication. Continuous nausea 24 hours a day. Headache and now diarrhea. Still sleeping during day and night. Just adding to existing symptoms I already was experiencing."

   
1.0

Angeltobe March 13, 2016

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For Depression "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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For Depression "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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For Depression "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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For Depression "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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