I have been taking 10mg of Viibryd for 3 weeks now and had horrible side effects (nausea, diarrhea & insomnia). Then they went away. But now they have started up again. I can live with the occasional diarrhea but not sleeping... is this going to be recurring? I want to keep with the drug but if I can’t get sleep then I don’t know what I’m going to do. Thanks!
Here’s what you can do. Viibryd has no reported drug interactions with Lomotil. You can get a bottle of teeny light blue oval generic anti diarrhea Lomotil. Take one after going, and another just after going again. No more than 2 in 24 hours and drink water. It’s not good to have diarrhea because it robs nutrients from any food by running through too fast, it’s inconvenient, and it dehydrates you. Also you don’t feel good when you have it. Next, see if you can get a prescription for Zolpidem. It doesn’t have any known bad side effects and you should sleep well. A couple of things about Zolpidem. It will not work well if you use it every night. I don’t recommend more than 3 nights in a row. Also if you take it for awhile as it stops being as effective, no matter what anyone tells you, you will have some discomfort or withdrawals when you run out or decide to skip a couple of nights so just stick with 3 nights, then skip a couple, and so on. Some people have reported doing things they don’t remember while taking it. I have used it for 20 years and have friends who use it but haven’t heard anything like that. Everyone’s different. Once you take a couple of Lomotil or generic, your tummy problems should go away, including the nausea. With the Zolpidem/Ambien best to take 15 minutes before you want to be asleep and on an empty stomach. Beginners usually snap a 10mg in half and if you wake up unable to go back to sleep, take the other half. You may graduate to the 12.5 CR (time released) if your insurance covers it. Some people use Benadryl (diphenhydramine). It’s the main ingredient in most sleep aids OTC. Some use Melatonin, and so on. Treat your side effects if you like the Viibryd a lot but talk to your Doctor about the side effects asap to get an opinion. Hope this was helpful and you’re able to go when you want and sleep when you want.
- Viibryd Information for Consumers
- Viibryd Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Viibryd (detailed)
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