Hello yintee813. It is prescribed off label for anxiety. How effective might be will depend on the indivdual taking the drug and the diagnosis. Such as in general anxiety disorder, or panic/high stress anxiety. Regards pledge
Viibryd was prescribed for me for depression. After the side effects resolved it has been fantastic for me. I also take a very small dose of Clonazepam for anxiety/sleep.
I see there are many inquiries lately with your same question. Many docs must be prescribing it for anxiety/panic.
I see Pledge has already answered and she is the GURU of these questions.
Hope this is helpful. Please let me know if I can help further.
Hi vintee. You know I haven't taken this med before, so I researched it to find out if viibryd is used for anxiety. It seems it's recommended a lot for depression. Sometimes health care providers recommend "off label" viibryd to use for anxiety, as pledge said. I hope you find the answer to your question. We're so lucky to have friends who are so dedicated by researching our medications and illnesses to give us informed decisions on how their going to answer our questions. Enjoy your day, Anna
I am taking Viibryd , 20 mg as of 2 days ago. It seems to help, but im having a few issues with it as we speak. Once you get over any side effect in the first week, then you will know. I took it slow... 1 month to hit 20mg. Work with your doc if you have any concerns... let me know how it goes.
Hello. I have been taking Viibryd 40 mg. for a little over a year now with a few months on 20 mgs. because I was running low and out of the country. When I dropped to 20 mg. I noticed a definite difference in my depression. I have not been diagnosed with anxiety but I do have it, along with the depression. My anxiety was so bad that I did not answer my door or my phone, even if I knew who it was. I only had a few gastro issues in getting used to the Viibryd, working up to the 40 mg. per day. The only other side effects from the Viibryd are what are termed "brain zaps" and "nightmares" when trying to fall asleep. The benefits from the Viibryd outweigh the few times I suffer from the falling asleep issues. Unfortunately since I have been on 10 mg per day of Prednisone it seems to counteract the Viibryd. This is a different issue that I will talk to my psychiatric nurse about.
I know how hard it is to go through the period of getting used to taking to meds and I really hate it myself, but this drug, for some reason on my "sensitive" system was the easiest... but then we are all made up differently.
I've taken Zoloft for about 25 years for anxiety... it worked very well. However, my doc decided that I was depressed because I haven't felt well for a few weeks, so he took me off the Zoloft and put me on Viibryd. I didn't expect to feel well for a few weeks... I had to come off the Zoloft, then get used to the Viibryd. But... the longer I take it the worse I feel. The horrible nightmares continue... I have a "clicking" sensation in my head, which happens often. I am grumpy one minute... crying the next. I feel like a rubber band that has been stretched and is fixing to snap. I wake up in the mornings, but I can't "wake up!" I lay there and feel like I have been hypnotized. I threw my bottle of Viibryd in the trash this morning... enough is enough!! Viibryd might work for some people, but not me!!
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