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Viibryd - I was prescribed vii 2day. I am horribly scared. What is gonna hapen 2morrow AM with my?
Added 9 Mar 2012:
I have searched forums about vii. I have heard so many horror stories. People have reported brain fog (what is this) electrical feeling in head, prickly tingly feelings, wide spread pain in joints just to name a few. The overall senses was "NOT" to take it! Please help. I start tomorrow morning. Also I usually don't eat breakfast. What should I eat. If I don't eat will I be sick?
Viibryd comes in the form of a tablet and is generally taken once a day, preferably at the same time each day. Diarrhea, nausea, and insomnia are some of the most commonly reported side effects of this medicine. However, in most cases, it is well tolerated.
The exact way that Viibryd works to treat depression is unknown. Viibryd works on a specific brain chemical called serotonin. Serotonin is one of several chemicals used to send messages between nerves. When levels become unbalanced, it can cause a variety of conditions, including depression.
Viibryd increases the activity of serotonin in the brain by blocking the reuptake of serotonin by nerves, allowing more to be available in the space between the nerves. It also acts as a partial agonist at certain serotonin receptors. This means it binds to the receptors, but only causes part of the response that would be expected from the binding of serotonin itself.
Clinical studies have shown that this medication can improve symptoms of depression in people with major depressive disorder. In these studies, people taking Viibryd had a greater improvement in depressive symptoms than people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients) over eight weeks.
Viibryd can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the most common side effects of Viibryd include but are not limited to:
Diarrhea; Nausea; Vomiting; Insomnia.
Nothing to be scared of, you would soon get used to taking the med, wish you the best.
- Viibryd Information for Consumers
- Viibryd Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Viibryd (detailed)
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