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For Major Depressive Disorder "Had bad side effects when I started taking this drug. The side effects went away after a week, but this drug did nothing for my anxiety. In fact a few days after my doctor switched me to this med my anxiety was worse than it ever was, I felt as if I was going to crawl out of my skin. Doctor switched me back to Lexapro and I seem to be doing better."

   
2.0

DoctorwhoBFS April 13, 2017

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For Major Depressive Disorder "I've taken a lot of different antidepressants so my old psychiatrist put me on this one because it was new. I wasn't doing well, still felt very depressed so she increased my dose. That made my depression worse. I was visiting my family and I lashed out at them, had many episodes, and had to contact the suicide hotline 5 times. I lashed out on my friends as well while on viibryd. I couldn't contact my psychiatrist at all so I stopped taking it on my own and I instantly started feeling better and noticed a difference."

   
1.0

Daisy.flowers April 11, 2017

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For Major Depressive Disorder "Took Viibryd for MDD. Had bad symptoms if I was a little late taking the med each day. Was actually without it for a day and a half, because I was homeas I was sick and couldn't get to the pharmacy, and thought I was going to lose my mind. My whole body itched, I was flushed, nauseated, couldn't concentrate, my heart felt like it was going to beat out of my chest. I was sicker from not taking the medication, then from the flu I was home sick with!! I called my psychiatrist and told him I wanted off the medication. Explained what happened, and we tapered me down. It took about 3 weeks, and it wasn't fun, but I would NOT recommend this mediation for that reason alone."

   
3.0

Heather in Ohio April 10, 2017

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For Major Depressive Disorder "I've been battling MDD for 20 years. I'm 32. If you can name it, it's been prescribed to me. I went through a two month period of constant suicidal ideation in 2015 and was put on 40mg Viibryd. It saved my life, career, and sanity. I've been taking it as prescribed for 1 1/2 years and my depression doesn't control my life and thoughts anymore. I still get situational depression, but it doesn't spiral like it always used to. I experienced no side-effects. Highly recommended if you want to try something new."

   
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Watershed (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 29, 2017

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For Depression "Tried Viibryd about 3 years ago after trying several other anti-depressants over many years, with very little long-term benefit from any of them (Prozac, Lexapro...) After being on it for about 2 months, I forgot to take it one night, and had the worst nightmare of my life; the impact was more like a vision or prophesy. Decided after that to wean myself off, and cut pills in half. For each time I cut the dose, there was another horrendous nightmare. Was very relieved to be done with it."

   
4.0

Maygan60 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2017

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For Depression "I don't normally review medications but Viibryd is my savior! I am 21 years old with terrible anxiety and depression. I tried a medication I can't recall before Viibryd two years ago and was pretty unstable but upon being put on Viibryd I felt I could be a normal person again. Over this past summer, I was taken off of it due to insurance issues and let me warn you, even forgetting to take it, within an hour past 24 hours since ingestion I start to itch and feel overall sluggish. That is just the beginning, the further symptoms of withdrawal I faced were very vivid dreams and intense thoughts of suicide. Works great when I'm on it, but the withdrawals can be harsh."

   
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btmoore (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 28, 2017

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For Major Depressive Disorder "I'm the mom of a 22 year old female that LOVES what Viibryd has done for her. Wow and wow. She was nauseous for about a week but as long as you take with food it, your body gets used to it. I will happily make a commercial for Viibryd for what it has done for our daughter. Of course, I don't know how long this will last, but for now I am forever grateful. We took her off Prozac last October because it had run its coarse for 3 years. For the past year she has been suicidal, anxiety, you name it. She started Viibryd 3 months ago. She is getting straight A's in all 5 classes at FSU this semester, where last semester she flunked all her classes due to not being able to leave the house due to panic attacks. I'm so happy to have my daughter back."

Lorraine in Florida March 26, 2017

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For Depression "I've tried several antidepressants for anxiety and depression with moderate success, however this one takes the cake for being absolutely awful. Within hours of taking it, I experienced my depression returning. I noticed a pattern that every single time I took a dose of this medication (even at the lowest dose of 10mg) I had dark thoughts, low moods, and even sporadic suicidal thoughts. I did a test and did not take this medication for one day. It was like a night/day difference. No gloomy thoughts at all! I also want to mention that I can generally tolerate most antidepressants, however I would beware of this one. This medication may work for some, but it really did not work for me."

   
1.0

FLGAL (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 19, 2017

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For Depression "I am fighting constant itching on arms. I can't stop itching. is this common"

   
9.0

grandiE70 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 7, 2017

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For Major Depressive Disorder "Absolutely horrible experience. I would wake up every night at three having an anxiety attack thinking I was dying. Several nights I experienced the strange vivid dreams. My depression and anxiety increased immensely, and suicidal ideation set in hardcore. BEWARE OF WITHDRAWALS!!!! I have never had so much anger and rage in my life. Even after two weeks still making my depression worse as well as anxiety. DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG"

   
1.0

jaye.b.123. March 2, 2017

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For Depression "I didn't like this medication athat all. I became very mean and didn't care about what I said or who it may of hurt. It also noticed occasional memory loss of short periods of time. Just say no!!!!"

   
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Missy1970 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 1, 2017

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For Depression "I've been on viibryd for over 4 years, 20mg. After being a zombie for 4 years bc of depression, followed by two years as a robot on Prozac, viibryd has been a miracle for me. Reading the other reviews, especially the negative ones, has been mind boggling, but goes to show how different everyone is. It took about 4 months for it to work on me. My partner was also on Prozac then viibryd, is on 40mg viibryd right now and he had an immediate change. Sexually we are the same: he has no dysfunction, and I'm as sensitive as ever. Sexual drive the same. No serious side effects. A few years back I woke up in a very soaked bed, sweating. I went to the doctor and my MD recommended I take viibryd in PM not AM. Month later, back to AM and fine since!!"

   
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Lienks February 23, 2017

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For Major Depressive Disorder "This drug was miraculous!. It was as if I was waking from a 5 year nightmare. I was 'normal' again for the first time in YEARS!....HOWEVER!..Medicare won't let me have it and I certainly can't afford $300 a month on a fixed income. Why do they 'give' you samples, 'free' 30 supply but then rip it out from under you for $$$$$$. Now I'm on a generic Prozac and Lord only knows where THAT was made and "it ain't a workin'!"....I WANT MY VIIBRYD!"

   
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MISS FERN February 16, 2017

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For Major Depressive Disorder "I've used Viibryd for a couple of years. 40 mg grew to being jittery, even with exercise. At 20 mg I have improvement. I'm much more functional. Being lactose intolerant, it's not uncommon to have diarrhea from time to time. If early in the day, it seems to cause a drop in energy, focus, etc. As needed, I sometimes take an additional 10 mg at lunch. Previous medicines tried were Prozac and Cymbalta."

   
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Anonymous XY February 15, 2017

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For Major Depressive Disorder "I was on Cymbalta before this and made me numb. Took this starting at 10mg and on 40 mg now. Been taking since Dec, so two months now. Hard on stomach at first, running to the bathroom. This med like lifted the fog from my outlook. I mean like I actually feel good like I never have. Able to talk to people and initiate conversation whereas before I would give monotone answers to questions. I think clearer and my memory is better. This is a miracle for me. Not really any sexual side effects and I am male. I had bad sexual side effects with Cymbalta. I take it in the morning with breakfast and I find it goes in my body better with protein like eggs or sausage. It has the effect of energizing me. Pricey after insurance without the coupon card."

   
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Kavellion (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 13, 2017

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For Depression "I was on effexor and it was working well, but the excessive sweating and near total loss of libido were too much. I started viibryd and I think it might be The One for me. The depression is better than ever, anxiety is down, sex drive is even higher than it was before I started effexor. The only side effects were diarrhea that went away after a few days on 20mg, and dry mouth which is only a slight bother."

   
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A human male February 12, 2017

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For Depression "I started taking 20 mg as I was taking 20 mg of Lexapro. At first I felt better than I did with Lexapro (after 15 years on Lexapro the side effects were to much) after about two weeks I started getting more migraine headaches than I was before also I was starting to get heart palpitations and these problems increased with time. The migraines got to the point I was having one daily. Viibryd also caused me to be impotent even when using Cialis, the migraines likely contributed to this. I told my doctor about these problems and he told me to stop taking it. I have taken many drugs and Viibryd is by far the worst drug I have ever taken. I don't think it is fit for consumption by anyone or anything. I took Viibryd for almost two months."

   
1.0

mrhotel_ca (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 9, 2017

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For Major Depressive Disorder "Horrible!l! I'm 36 and have NEVER been like this. I stared at a razor blade for 10-15 minutes before I realized what was going on. I called my doc as soon as they were open. I was a zombie. I was crying for zero reason, this drug did the exact opposite of what it's supposed to do."

   
1.0

QuailLady (taken for less than 1 month) January 29, 2017

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For Depression "This was the worse, made the worse choice in trying this new pill, in one month I did the change slowly, I have bad headaches, I can't sleep, I have the worse taste in my mouth, ringing in my ears, very moody and crying all the time. We don't smoke and all I smell no matter where I go is old ashtrays. Never again so back on my lexapro. Don't try this its not worth it."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 18, 2017

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For Major Depressive Disorder "***Update*** I've been on Viibryd 60mg now for a year and a half. Things are still doing great. The only down side is if I forget to take it the symptoms are pretty horrible. I get itchy, paranoid, and cry uncontrollably. Currently my medications for my anxiety and depression are Viibryd, Bupropion SR, and Lorazepam. This combo has been great for me. I hope everyone finds what's right for them."

eyedepressed (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 17, 2017

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For Depression "At first I loved this medicine it seemed to be working for the depression. But after upping my dosage to 40mg I began to experience brain zaps and if I didn't take it within a 24 hour period I would feel horrible. A year and a half later I have experienced brain zaps, sleep paralysis, memory loss, horrible vivid nightmares, headaches, blurred vision in my left eye. I went to my doctor and he is weaning me off of it. Just started Friday 01/13/2017 and I have not been able to function. This medicine is wicked. It needs to be taken off the market."

   
1.0

Pink2012 (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 17, 2017

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For Depression "It helped tremendously with my depression but do not use if you're a woman. It causes total numbness of the clitoris. My gynecologist told me to stop taking it."

   
6.0

R.u December 26, 2016

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For Major Depressive Disorder "Wow. This medication really works with very few or no side effects for me. I finally feel normal. I am balanced, have appropriate emotions and healthy relationships. After being on Lexapro for a year and experiencing every side effect, Viibryd is a miracle to me. I used to feel numb, flat, disinterested, boring, no sex drive, etc. while on Lexapro. I talked to my doctor about Viibryd and I feel like I'm back to my normal self. I'm on 40 mg. Just remember to take it every day at the same time and never run out. I ran out for a few days while traveling, and the withdrawal symptoms start to kick in after the second or third missed dose, and I felt terribly hungover, cranky, tired and dizzy. Highly reccomend talking to your doctor about Viibryd"

   
9.0

nicknr (taken for 1 to 2 years) December 20, 2016

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For Depression "Was taking Effexor with good results but had to change meds due to cost. Switched to Viibryd due to availability from my services provider at no cost. While maybe not quite as effective as the Effexor, I have been on the Viibryd for several years with good results and no side effects that I've had with other anti-depressants. It has improved my quality of life very much. No depressive periods even while handling some difficult times. It's been a Godsend for me."

   
9.0

Viking-Lord (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 18, 2016

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For Depression "My dr gave me two sample packs and told me to take all the 10mg tablets and once I was done I could go up to 20mg if I needed it, but I continue to get a prescription for 20mg and cut them in half so it lasts me twice as long. She told me I would have upset stomach the first night and that was literally the only bad side effect I had! I take it after dinner/before bed. Right away it made me feel more awake, able to handle things my stressors better, and gave me a general sense of well being. I can still get aggravated so I don't feel like a zombie, and I'm still able to have the big O. I am 36 and have tried 10 or so different antidepressants over the years since I was in my late teens and nothing has ever worked as well as this."

   
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Working Mom Surgery Nurse December 15, 2016

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