I've been on Viibryd for over a year and it has been extremely successful in treating my depression when many meds have failed. I've fought about giving it up because of the side effects but now I'm going to try going off of it and onto another antidepressant that worked for me over 15 years ago. I was wondering how anyone has done going off Viibryd? What doses did you use and how did you feel? I'm nervous about going off of it because like I said it works well for my depression but the side effects: nightmares, sleep paralysis, weight gain, and inability to orgasm have started to frustrate me. If I can't find something else that works at least I know I can go back to Viibryd.
I have been on Viibryd for 6 mos and it has been a miracle for me. I battled many of your same side effects but found ways to overcome each one. Timing of dosage is the highest criticality.
Hate to see you go off it and go back to one of the old classes of drugs but you and your Dr know best. I'm really terrified to go off it frankly. If I miss even one dose ALL side effects return within 12 hrs. I imagine your Doc would taper youndown like most of us did with the starter packs 10 20 40. I don't know about the seizure threshold with Viibryd-something else to check.
PLEASE let me know how you're doing. I really want to follow this journey with you. Happy to chat anytime.
- Viibryd Information for Consumers
- Viibryd Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Viibryd (detailed)
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