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Major Depressive Disorder 106 reviews 47 medications
   
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6.3
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For Depression "I was on Brintellix for a short time while trying to transition from Lexapro. Unfortunately it was just not the drug for me. I had terrible nausea that never went away, as well as vomiting. Brintellix didn't really do anything for my anxiety, either, and I definitely noticed symptoms of that again. By the time I stopped taking it, my depression was actually worse, but I think it didn't help that I was feeling so bad physically. If you already have digestive issues, this might not be the med for you."

   
2.0

Digestive side effects May 27, 2016

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For Depression "Mild nausea when going up to 20mg for first few days - increased sex drive - no side effects which is a miracle being that every other med I've taken has given me every possible side effect. Very satisfied!"

   
8.0

HappyDayzRHere2stat May 24, 2016

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For Depression "I was about to give up on this med because of the awful nausea it caused but for the past three days I have been swollowing it down with ginger ale and the nausea has miraculously disapeared."

   
5.0

Bbb12345 May 18, 2016

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For Depression "My doctor noticed that the other medication that I was on was not working well and had me start Brintellix (10 mg per day) from samples he had. There was a direct transition from the other medicine to this one - no tapering off or anything like that. After just a few days, the medicine and I apparently agreed that it would work for me. The side effects that I have are mild headache and sometimes loose stool - to be polite. I'm excited about this one. Big differences in a short time."

   
8.0

Happi-er (taken for less than 1 month) May 17, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder "Was on this for about 6 weeks, did absolutely nothing for my depression (possibly even made it worse). The nausea was horrific, I had to start taking Ondansetron (a drug that chemotherapy patients take!) just to get through the day/night without throwing up. Tried taking it at different times and nothing worked. I had high hopes for Vortioxetine due to the research I had done on clinical trials etc. so I'm sure it does wonders for some people however did nothing for me unfortunately. Also important to note; it is quite pricey, and for those in Australia; it's not on the PBS so make sure you buy it at chemist warehouse (it's at its cheapest here for about $70AUD per box)"

   
1.0

Ally0395 May 16, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder "Brintellix seems to keep me on upper end of depression.I still have no motivation to get out of the house.I am less irritable but have times of hypomania.My psych increased my dosage but I haven't filled it yet,can't motivate myself to get it filled. When I began taking Brintellix my psych suggested to take with night meds because of possible nausea.I was nauseated at first then stomach cramps began my 3rd month of taking it. Just recently started vomiting and have very bad constipated. Just started to get bad headaches. Brintellix is probably the best med for my psych problems but not so great for physically. I need to get off this med unfortunately."

   
6.0

Hockeymom2347 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 16, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder "I have been on Brintellix for a year now and this drug has definitely had a positive impact on my quality of life. The profound sadness that was my unwelcome partner for many years has for the most part dissipated. On most days, my mood is good, but the strange thing is that even though my mood is not depressed, I have little motivation to do activities that would bring me pleasure. I very rarely engage in hobbies, watch TV, read books, listen to audio books, or exercise, so I have a lot of free time in which I do nothing. Amazingly, my mood still remains relatively stable. But it is a frustrating mindset and so I'm going to ask my psychiatrist to lower the Brintellix or adjust one of my four other psychotropic meds I also take daily."

   
8.0

captainsky (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 14, 2016

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For Depression "At first it kept me awake, but that went away in like a week or two. By the 3rd month I can say this is the best stuff I've been in and can laugh again and not hate the world. I have severe depression, anxiety with PTSD."

   
10

Ripleysmom May 9, 2016

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For Depression "Tried to take months earlier but stopped due to nausea and diarrhea. Gave it another try today....bad idea. Very sick within 1 hour of taking. Horrific headache followed by vomitting everything in my stomach."

   
1.0

Bayoumom (taken for less than 1 month) May 5, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder "At theage of 53, I have been suffering from depression for about 10 years now and have tried most of the common antidepressants. The only one to help for a while was Venlafaxine. Have been on Brintellix for a year now, but only because my doctor doesn't know what else to try. No noticeable effect on my depression; restlessness and sleeping problems as side-effects if taking the full dose of 20 mgs. No effect on thinking and concentration either. I am rather disappointed."

   
2.0

HettyMaryAnn (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 2, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder "59 yr old male. This drug made me have trembling and muscle aches. It never helped with the depression after 6 wks. I hope I can find a med that works for my MDD."

   
1.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 2, 2016

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For Depression "When I started having Brintellix 10mg, nausea and itching nearly made me discontinue, but as my doc added Atarax 25mg (hydroxyzine) those nasty side effects disappeared completely. I think I am pretty satisfied with the drug, since I can tolerate it better than SSRI's or SNRI's, only minus is the higher cost compared to the older drugs."

   
9.0

Jonas Richter May 1, 2016

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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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