... either bad or
Brintellix - I'm considering taking this medication. I've tried Lexapro, Effexor, and Remeron with?
- 15 Feb 2015 by Mmei
- 23 Sep 2015
- effexor, lexapro, remeron, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, medication, brintellix
Added 15 Feb 2015:
Or minimal effect. Any insight and encouragement would be great. I've been depressed/anxiety for 7 months now. I wonder if I'm just not treatable
. Brintillix has helped many. There are some side effects that can be a deal breaker But that does not mean you will have any of them. Its going to take 4-6 weeks to reach peak effect. So don't get. discouraged if you try it if you stick with it will help you I've dealt with depression most of my life and I know it's miserable its hard to stay on meds long enough to work if you have side effects of The med.
I will first say that your milage may vary.
I have been on Brintillex, 10 mg daily, for over a year. The first two weeks included nausea, but no diarrhea. My doctor had me on 5 mg for two weeks to make the start up smoother. After that startup, I have had essentially no side effects at all.
It seems to be less sensitive to time-of-day issues and has a long half-life (50-60 hours). I can even miss a dose without having any problems. I have never missed two and would be concerned if I did.
Mind zaps do not happen, but I occasionally get very dizzy for 1-3 seconds. This is not listed as a side effect and may be from other medications. I have seen no additional anecdotal comments on this point, but I felt it was worth mentioning. 'Occasionally' in this case means perhaps once or twice a month and many months none.
I like the medication and can say that it really helps. Note, that is not for anxiety, though you may have less if you are not depressed. I take another medication when I get anxiety attacks. It is also specifically not recommended for bi-polar disorder.
That is all I have. Good luck.
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