Extremely vivid nightmares, crying, feelings of doom, headache, fogginess,memory loss, itching, etc. Feeling like dreams are real and can't wake up. What helps until the medication kicks in again?
Yes! I forgot to take it one morning last week. I drove home (20 minutes) because I knew Id start feeling awful if I waited till after work.
YES. I have had few worse experiences in life than missing a dose of Viibryd. I simply could not have gotten through the day. I tend to metabolize medication rapidly. The half life of Viibryd is 24 hrs but I was usually feeling bad by 16-18 hrs. My Dr had me take 20 mg at night for this reason.
Sadly, this is the ultimate reason I chose to discontinue Viibryd, because I think it's an excellent anti depressant for some people. I could not live the rest of my life on a med on which I was SO dependent that I got very, very sick if I missed my dose or took it late. I was fearful traveling, always had to have it with me when I left the house etc. To summarize, it's important to take your Viibryd dose at the same time in the morning, with food and keep a tablet with you in case you were to forget your med one day. Best of luck to you.
Yes. I can miss one dose with no problem, but it hits me on the second day I miss; lethargy, depression, vivid dreams, etc. Then going back on Viibryd is like being whacked with a mallet! After a day or two things are back to normal. Unfortunately, the only thing that helped me was going back on the medication! But yes, missing a dose can, and will, make you feel awful!
I took viibryd for three weeks I stopped taking it for two days.i had nightmares all night ..I stopped taking it because I lost interest in sex.and that's one side effect I can't tolerate.
Wow! Missing one dose of this med turned me into a suicidal, crying mess!! Cried non-stop and just felt hopeless, miserable, and exhausted with life. I have been on this medicine for over a year now and this was first time I missed a dose. It took me awhile to figure out why I felt like a complete mess. Then I remembered I didnt take this medicine. It works well for me, but it is very concerning that it can make u feel SO terrible and suicidal after missing one dose!!!
My eyes start itching about an hour after a missed dose. I don’t always make the connection and it may take a few more hours of eye rubbing, yawning and increasing irritation until I realize: missed a dose. I keep extra with me of all my morning meds and if I feel like crap but really think I did take my meds I will just take the viibryd- that’s the only one that really makes me feel bad so quickly. Scary and if I ever wean off it would be SUCH a long process of very small amount removed every 5 days. I NEVER want to experience these withdrawal symptoms !!!
Absolutely. I take 40 mg at night and I can tell if I missed a dose as soon as I wake up. It feels like you got hit by a freight train. I’m extremely irritable, lethargic, and feel out of touch with reality. It’s one of the worst feelings in the world. I hate being SO reliant on a medication, but I’ve tried so many antidepressants and this is the only one that’s really helped.
yes! or at least for me, personally. missed doses make me horribly depressed and hopeless, give me vivid to hallucinatory nightmares, feel sluggish and foggy, and often cause headaches. had to take a half dose last night bc im waiting on my refill, and missed the nightmares and depression but feel like i have a concussion today. stay well and try to keep up with this med!
yes! I’ve been taking Viibryd for 9 years. If I miss a dose in the morning I can’t function at all. My whole body gets itchy, my skin starts to feel like it’s crawling, I get confused and agitated easily. I feel like I’m in an alternate reality almost. Even after so long on the medicine I still get this way. I set a reminder on my phone every morning to make sure I check it off when I take the Viibryd. I’ve had several occasions where I’ve had to leave work and drive 45 minutes home to take my medication because the side effects of missing a dose are so bad. When I was younger my mom used to keep extras in her purse so she could bring it to me at work if it forgot - that’s how bad the side effects are. But it’s the ONLY medication that works for me so I accept my reliance/dependence. I take 40 mg in the morning so I rarely have nightmares from forgetting it because I usually figure it out within a couple hours of forgetting to take it
Yes. I take it in the morning with breakfast and if i forget to take it, I'm crying uncontrollably and suicidal by the afternoon. My first clue that I forgot to take it is typically itchy/fuzzy eyes so i can often catch it in time to avoid the full on discontinuation symptoms
- Viibryd Information for Consumers
- Viibryd Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Viibryd (detailed)
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