... I usually take my Viibryd in the morning with plenty of food but lately I have had a messed upschedule and end up taking it closer to bed time still with food. The issue I am having is these restless leg and arm syndrome symptoms. I feel like I have to flail my limbs around to get any relief. Hot baths and pacing do not work. Neither does stretching or massage. It keeps me up all night and frustrates me to the point of tears. Anyone else have a similar experience???
I started Viibryd a week ago (still on 10mg, starting 20mg tomorrow) and have experienced some restless leg symptoms. If I do some really good stretching or yoga before bed it not nearly as bothersome. That being said, I have to do at least 20 minutes of stretching. I can't just do a quick stretch and be ok.
Sarah - I am on day 13 of Viibryd (20mg) and have extreme rlg. It is obnoxious and continual. I have not slept a full night in a week. I also have sore hips, but I just got over a fever (not sure what that was from) so the soreness may be a result of that. Also, is anyone else feeling irritated? I can't tell if it's from the meds or not sleeping. I'm hoping this goes away bc if I keep feeling like this, this med won't work for me, which stinks bc it's the first one that has calmed my thoughts in a year.
Restless Leg Syndrome is listed as one of the very minor side effects reported less that 1% of the time. You may be in that <1%. I would talk to your doctor. There are several very effective medications for RLS. My wife suffers from it, as well as ALZ. Requip (sp) makes RLS worse as well.
I have been on Viibryd for a few months. I too was having RLS. I called the Dr and he gave me another script to take care of the RLS. I have also noticed that the tip of my nose seems numb from time to time. Is anyone else experiencing this? Along with nights that I wake up a 2 am and can't get back to bed. I have always been a sound sleeper.
Because Viibryd is one of those meds with a short half life, taking it on a "messed up schedule" is one of the worst things you can do. It will often result in many of the side effects to appear or be exacerbated, will interfere with sleep and your GI system. You must take it close to the same time every day.
After all... I'm the Viibryd Queen!! I learned this the hard way traveling back and forth from Europe. Particularly with 16 hrs travel and 9 hrs time difference for me it is absolutely critical. Now that I've been on the med for 8 months, I can relax the dosage times, but only a little.
I suspect that if you are really faithful with your dosage times, this side effect will be gone very soon. Some of the side effects are very bothersome. I hung in there through them because I was feeling so much better. Still am. For me it's been life changing.
Try to remember that this drug works on the brain. In order for it to be effective, you don't ever want to take your doses too far apart OR too close together. Hope you're soon feeling better!
I have the exact same problem. If I take it after 10am, my legs crawl for hours before I am finally able to fall asleep that night. I spoke with my doctor about this and it is a common side effect. The earlier in the day you take it, the better off you will be. I try to take mine between 4am and 6am to ensure a good night's sleep.
- Viibryd Information for Consumers
- Viibryd Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Viibryd (detailed)
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