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Depression

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Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-b...
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Common Depression treatments discussed around the web
Prozac 76,434 Zoloft 75,688 Wellbutrin 65,915
7,045,983 conversations around the web about Depression to help you make a decision
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Effexor
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Lamictal
Other name: Effexor XR (Effexor XR)
Other name: Lamotrigine (Lamotrigine)
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215,265
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Depression
Anxiety
Pain*
Bipolar Disorder
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OCD*
GAD
Migraines*
Mood Swings*
Social Anxiety
Fibromyalgia*
ADHD*
ADD*
Night Sweats*
Major Depression
* Off label
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Depression
Bipolar Disorder
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Venlafaxine (brand name: Effexor or Efexor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. First introduced by Wyeth in 1993, now marketed by Pfizer, it is licensed for the treatment of major depressive ...
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Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo...
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Top Concerns
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Withdrawal
10
Weight Gain
5
Nausea
3
Dizzy
3
Addiction
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Suicidal
1
Sleepy
1
Drowsy
1
Seizures
1
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Lam
Rash
5
Psychotic
1
Dizzy
1
Nausea
1
Hair Loss
1
Suicidal
1
Drowsy
1
Sedation
1
Sleepy
1
Paranoia
1
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About Effexor
Venlafaxine (brand name: Effexor or Efexor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. First introduced by Wyeth in 1993, now marketed by Pfizer, it is licensed for the treatment of major depressive ...
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About Lamictal
Lamotrigine, marketed in the US as Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline, is an anticonvulsant drug used in the treatment of epilepsy and bipolar disorder. It is also used as an adjunct in treating depression, though this is considered off-label usage. Fo...
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because ever since I came off the Effexor I've been in such...
" ...had an allergic reaction to Lamictal. That is ...since I came off the Effexor I've been ...volatile. I hated the Effexor... "

was real bad with me. I couldnt work out at all. i am...
" Effexor was real bad with me. I couldnt ...lamictal and dont have a problem... "

Also, Effexor helps me alot. phylisfeinerjohnson...
" ...Lamictal works well for me. At it's lowest dose, it's an antidepressant and on it's mid level dose, it's an anti seizure med. So, it suits 2 purposes.... "

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quality of life? Effexor has helped me, I also take 37.5....
" ...helped me, I also take 37.5. My doctor added Lamictal and I feel like the person I want to be. Like the others have said, give it time to work. I didn't have any... "

Effexor had me gain weight something terrible....
" ...SR and Topomax 50 mg (at night). (Plus a diet!!!) Doc said that the Wellbutrin SR, would do the trick, and weight is falling nicely. Effexor... "

i had a very bad reaction to effexor. it made me so ill and...
" i had a very bad reaction to effexor. it made me so ill ...dont bhave that happen tho. lamictal didnt work for me. and i know i... "

I feel its working really good but I also take Effexor 75mg...
" ...I was on Topamax I had no ...same for everyone. I am currently on Lamictal and I feel its working really good but I also take Effexor 75mg in the morning ... "

they eventually went away), so maybe the Effexor increase...
" ...The night sweats are Lamictal-related. The fact that ...had night sweats when I first went on Lamictal, but they eventually went away), so maybe the Effexor increase is what's throwing... "

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Effexor but it didn't work for me. I in fact tried several...
" ...work for me. I in fact tried several am currently on Lamictal and that has been the best one so far especially now that it's been upped some more. I never got any... "

it) I quit both cold turkey and had no bad side effects...
" ...taking it with Effexor and would get nausiously weak if i did not eat, almost to the point of passing out. (That was while taking it) I quit both cold turkey and had no bad side effects. I had been... "

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