I was on Lexapro for 6 years and recently switched to Viibryd. It has been about a month since I started the 40mg. (I did the month of 10mg, 20mg) I have noticed that I am usually ok with my depression but sometimes when I get emotional I find it hard to control it. My slight OCD takes over and I obsess and ruminate. Has anyone else had luck with Viibryd easing OCD symptoms?
I was on Lexapro for about 6 years. Menopause hit and my hormones were all over the place. I thought the Lexapro wasn't working anymore so my doctor changed me to Viibryd along with a hormone supplement. Hormones are stable now, but I'm not. It's been a nightmare on Viibryd. I too stated with the intro pack slowly increasing my dosage. Now, I am suffering greatly! I've had suicidal thoughts, uncongrollable shaking and crying, overwhelming gloom and doom, extremely sad, having trouble sleeping and when I do fall asleep I don't rest, exhaustion and no energy to do anything, not to mention I don't feel like doing anything, and anger rages which is not like me at all! I'm filled with regret about anything and everything too. Not to mention, on top of my brain going 90 miles and hour to nothing and not being able to focus, I'm numb. I started counseling thinking I'm loosing my mind. I finally went back to my doctor (last week) and she could not believe the drastic difference in me in just 3-4 months! She immediately took me off the Viibryd and I'm slowing getting back on the Lexapro. I'm having to take small doses of Xanax everyday to get me through too. Which, I hate having to take the Xanax as I'm very hard in myself and kept telling myself I don't need it and I can do this on my own. But, I HAVE to otherwise I find myself back in bed or on the kitchen floor crying uncontrollably. Heck, I've even cut the Xanax in half and don't take the whole dosage, which quite frankly, is working along with me making myself DO something... a walk around the block! Being on Viibryd was horrible for me. You know yourself. Don't wait and suffer like me. I kept thinking it needed a little bit more time to "kick in". Best thing you can do is keep a journal of sleep, feelings and mood swings. I wish I was given that advise ahead of time.
In fact for anyone switching medications, KEEP A JOURNAL!
Wishing you the best.
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