... small child. My entire life has been greatly affected by this. I am now 60 years old, and for the first time, looking at this site, I'm realizing that I'm not alone. I have only recently sought out help, and have been put on Viibyrd. I was afraid it was going to be a "zombie" drug, but so far it is not. I'm only on my second week. I hope it works. I want to be able to feel the happiness that I see others feel
No... your not alone! I just recently found this site n so thankful that I had. I've been suffering with depression/anxiety/panic attacks for years into several decades. And have been on quite a few different antidepressant (meds) as well as Benzo's. It's not fun!!! The worse part is having to go through the "trial n error"period,trying to find what works best for U n it can be a nightmare. But U will get through it. Hopefully U want have to switch to another (med). I will keep you in my prayers n wish you the best in recovery. But remember that these drugs don't make you well,not completely. It just helps U to live with your illness. So that you can feel n funtion normally, content & happy. And it veries for each of Us. The same as the (meds)what works for One might not work for another. I don't think I've ever really been happy, but the worst happened in my early 30s when I was pg, with my last baby.
Life hasn't ever been the same since. That's when I had to start taking something for depression. And it took several years before I could feel somewhat like myself again. And have relapsed three times since. Twice to do with my condition n once because of (meds) that I could no longer take n had to stop immediately.The withdrawals were devastating n took some time to get through it. If there's options,it's always best to taper off n of course under your doctor's supervision. I surely hope the sunshine will shine for U again real soon. God bless, your new found friend here on Drugs.com
Hi, j! No, you are certainly not alone! Everyone here has been where you are, some are still fighting, so we're more than happy to help with questions and concerns (and we've heard it all! LOL!), but maybe more importantly to lend moral support.
It sounds like you're tolerating Viibryd well, so you'll want to give it a couple of months to get the full effects ~ and hopefully a very good response.
Best wishes, WCV
Hello j! I've been on Viibryd for ~1.5 years, and its been working well for me! Like one of the other respondents said, give it some time as you move up to full-dose (~40mg for me) so your body adjusts to it. Just try to stay on a regular schedule when you're taking it; if you miss a few day then go right back to full-dose it will "hit you like a hammer"! Good luck to you!
- Viibryd Information for Consumers
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- Side Effects of Viibryd (detailed)
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