Did u have diarrhea starting it if so did it go away?
Did it help w anxiety?
I started at 5 mg for a week, and yes, I had some lower intestinal issues. They went away after 3-5 days (I can't remember exactly). After that I was moved to 10 mg where I am today. I have had no problems since.
As to helping with anxiety, I can only say maybe, at least for me. I had to have Ativan added to control my anxiety. I use that minimally now, but I am not sure if that was getting away from the stressors (Dallas-to-Doha), or the Brintellix.
With all of these things, your milage will vary.
Sorry 4 the late reply... I am on brintellix and started at 5 for a week/ then 10 a week/ now am at 20 mg's a day... I never got the diarrhea but everyone reacts to meds different... I got the nausea for about half a week/ then it went away, I don't get it anymore..may I ask how long you have been on it, for you do have to give these meds a chance to reach thereputic level and your body get use to putting it in your system... as for the anxiety it wouldn't be fair to answer that ? for I am on clonazepam..so maybe someone that takes it without any anxiety med would be better at answer that one ... in my opinion, if you have only been on it a short x, stick with it for I didn't think the nausea was going to go away, but it did/ now I feel good...
I started at 10 mg. for a month and went to 20 mg 3 weeks ago. I never had diarrhea; I did have major nausea for a few days. It has helped somewhat with the depression, but has added some anxiety, so we have to include an anti anxiety med. I'm really struggling being okay with that ...
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