Hello my dc family
I don't generally get on here to ask ? etc... my psych just started me on brintellix for mdd... he is trying me on this for I am beyond sensitive to ssri's/snri's and get akethesia from both... I always no by 3rd day if it's going I am going to have the akethesia for I no the symptoms all to well..the good news is I have been on it 4 four days..no akethesia or any other bad side effects... but do no this med is very new..and was wondering if anyone else has taken this medication/ what your opinions r on this med..I no we r all different, and will go by my own feeling/symptoms if any I should get... just would like to no if anyone is on it and how well they react etc to it..any input by all is greatly appreciated..once again I will not stop just because someone said it doesn't work for them etc..just like to hear feedback... thank in advance/GOD BLESS YOU ALL... angel1662
Looking for someone who has tried brintellix new antidepressent?
- 7 Apr 2014 by angel1662
- 31 August 2015
- brintellix, ssri, family, serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors
Hello my dc family
I don't have an answer for you but I'm interested in any replies as well. I know this med is new on the market as my MD also mentioned it. I hope you get some real life feedback. Please keep us posted how you're doing. I request that you do updates if possible!
4N Substances aka Frenchie
I have been on it for 4 weeks. The first two weeks were at 5 mg because I am very sensitive to diarrhea. There was not difference in my depression. This was expected. At 5 mg there is not difference from placebo at two weeks. It takes 6-8 weeks at that low dosage to get separation.
I have been on 10mg for 2 weeks now and it does seem to be working. It is not as obvious as other meds I have taken, but the effects are noticeable and persistent. My doc said it takes at least 2 weeks to see a separation from the placebo data. I can confirm that it takes at least 2 weeks to see any kind of results. The results are subtle and constant so far. My next visit is in a month. If things are stable he will leave me where I am. The option to raise me to 20mg does exist.
I was getting anxiety attacks are a fairly regular rate and he added Ativan for those. They have slowed down but are still necessary.
The publications on Brintellix are copious and frankly I don't feel like reading them this time. Maybe when I am feeling better I will look into the science more deeply.
BTW, this stuff is wildly expensive. Get a discount card from your doc and hope that you insurance is generous.
I haven't tried this yet, however my doc wants me to. I am honestly terrified of more weight gain than I hve already done to myself. Constantly eating, not leaving the house, sleeping all the time. I just don't even want to help myself.
So stupid that weight gain is my issue when I've already done the worst to myself.
I hear that some people do and some people don't, but I can not possibly put any more weight on as a side effect.
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