Viibryd

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Vilazodone (marketed as Viibryd) is an Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant developed by Clinical Data, Inc for...
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somethingvague
I've been on 20 mg Viibryd daily for 3-4 months for OCD (intrusive thoughts). Major decrease in the thoughts after about 11-12 weeks, as predicted. Before that, little to no impact. Side effects include frequent very low grade headache, difficulty sleeping (waking up repeatedly, not sleeping deeply), nausea when nervous (also threw up twice under anxious circumstances after 3 mos. of med., perhaps due to virus; anxious nausea has only happened on Viibryd), and bloating, especially after eating. For me, though, the benefits far outweigh the side effects.

Padenyo
Viibryd
Been on it about 3 weeks and the past two days my skin is itching in random places all over my body. Skin is clear when it starts itching then I itch it and these little hive like bumps PPP up. When the itching finally subsides (by that I mean moves to a new location) the hives go away after about 45min. Also I have a very mild case of scoliosis and expirence lower back pain when doing heavy lifting but since taking viibryd I wake up with my back hurting and go to sleep with it hurting almost every day.. I'm stopping and will just deal with my mild case of depression.

Sharon Lauzier
Began taking viibryd & 2 weeks later, my hair was falling out. Contacted my psychiatrist that viibryd had stopped working to relieve depression symptoms so she prescribed remeron to replace viibryd. Remeron gave me no lift in my spirits - the only thing it did was make me sleepy. In all, I had taken viibryd for about a month & I lost over half of the hair on my head. Dermatologist told me viibryd was the cause & told me to stop taking it. Said hair will regrow but it will take 120 days - 4 months.

Mary
Made my sleep paralysis 10x worse!
I've always suffered from sleep paralysis but boy oh boy did viibryd make it worse!! I had no idea it was the medication until I began researching... I went from getting it
maybe once or twice a month to at LEAST once a week...

I got up to 40 mg a few months ago and that only lasted a few days, the brain zaps were unbearable... This has been a nightmare drug. It has done nothing for my severe depressive disorder or any of my anxiety disorders.
I'm currently weening off of it for good, I just went from 20mg to 10 mg tonight... Can't wait to never take this again.

L.
Viibryd is a very, very strong SSRI-type antidepressant. I took it for nearly all of 2014 and that whole time was a nightmare-- a psychotic trip through hell and back. I couldn't take the stuff, yet whenever I tried to taper off and onto something else, I had terrible crashes into deep, horrible depression. These episodes of depression were the worst I've ever felt. Only by taking Viibryd could I escape the depression. My doctors seem to think I was only imagining the depression, and that taking one Viibryd pill could not have any short-term effect. However, I did this over and over, trying to break free of the stuff, crashing, going back, etc. I don't which was worse--the depression, or the psychotic stuff I got from Viibryd! I had mania - would fight sleep, write crazy emails, ten pages long, to people I barely knew. Insane stuff - lost friends when I was on this stuff. Had physical pain, all sorts of bad side effects.

Aubrie B.
Withdrawing from Viibryd
I'm new to this board but am experiencing similar symptoms. I took Viibryd 40mg for a little over two years. I've been off it for two weeks and am experiencing the most awful full body pain ever. Not to mention: brain zaps, dizziness, numbness, severe mood swings, anxiety, etc etc
On the bright side, while on the meds o found it to be the one that worked the best for me but was forced to stop it because of insurance purposes.

Angela
Viibryd for bi polar disorder
I was on seraquil for many months. Then my doctor changed me to brintellix. I could not sleep for days, my manic stage started. Now he wants me to try viibryd, I want to know if it's going to keep me up, during manic stages or if it has helped anyone else?

Norma
Sleep Paralysis from Viibryd
I suffered sleep paralysis, exploding head syndrome, sleep apnea, and seizure like symptoms, and tinnitus and several other side affects from Viibryd. It was horrible! I have been looking for a class action lawsuit against Viibryd.

Viibryd Lover
Viibryd
I have been taking this medication for 3 months and no other depression medication has worked as well as this one for me. I am finally feeling like the real me. I love it. My family loves how I behave on this medication. I am calm and relaxed. Im not upset ever. I can manage my stress and conflicts that come my easily. I have 4 children and they even like the difference in me. However, When I do not take this medication, even miss one day, I get agitated easily.
May 18, 2015
You are the first positive review I've come across! I just started today. I hope my results are as good as yours!

spendor
flu like symptom viibryd
4th week of viibryd; 40 mg dose now. Feeling better, more calm, more sexual libido, efficacy: almost as good as cymbalta with less side effects,,, more time will tell. Two days ago, at night, body started to ache like I have a virus or something. Was going to take Advil...am holding back. Mind you, I had this on and off with Cymbalta which I took for seven years. Not sure what is going on as of yet. Otherwise this is a good medication for a non standardized ssri, as it is known to be.

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I've been on 20 mg Viibryd daily for 3-4 months for OCD (intrusive thoughts). Major decrease in the thoughts after about 11-12 weeks, as predicted. Before that, little to no impact. Side effects include frequent very low grade headache, difficulty sleeping (waking up repeatedly, not sleeping deeply), nausea when nervous (also threw up twice under anxious circumstances after 3 mos. of med., perhaps due to virus; anxious nausea has only happened on Viibryd), and bloating, especially after eating. For me, though, the benefits far outweigh the side effects.

Padenyo
Viibryd
Been on it about 3 weeks and the past two days my skin is itching in random places all over my body. Skin is clear when it starts itching then I itch it and these little hive like bumps PPP up. When the itching finally subsides (by that I mean moves to a new location) the hives go away after about 45min. Also I have a very mild case of scoliosis and expirence lower back pain when doing heavy lifting but since taking viibryd I wake up with my back hurting and go to sleep with it hurting almost every day.. I'm stopping and will just deal with my mild case of depression.

Sharon Lauzier
Began taking viibryd & 2 weeks later, my hair was falling out. Contacted my psychiatrist that viibryd had stopped working to relieve depression symptoms so she prescribed remeron to replace viibryd. Remeron gave me no lift in my spirits - the only thing it did was make me sleepy. In all, I had taken viibryd for about a month & I lost over half of the hair on my head. Dermatologist told me viibryd was the cause & told me to stop taking it. Said hair will regrow but it will take 120 days - 4 months.

Mary
Made my sleep paralysis 10x worse!
I've always suffered from sleep paralysis but boy oh boy did viibryd make it worse!! I had no idea it was the medication until I began researching... I went from getting it
maybe once or twice a month to at LEAST once a week...

I got up to 40 mg a few months ago and that only lasted a few days, the brain zaps were unbearable... This has been a nightmare drug. It has done nothing for my severe depressive disorder or any of my anxiety disorders.
I'm currently weening off of it for good, I just went from 20mg to 10 mg tonight... Can't wait to never take this again.

L.
Viibryd is a very, very strong SSRI-type antidepressant. I took it for nearly all of 2014 and that whole time was a nightmare-- a psychotic trip through hell and back. I couldn't take the stuff, yet whenever I tried to taper off and onto something else, I had terrible crashes into deep, horrible depression. These episodes of depression were the worst I've ever felt. Only by taking Viibryd could I escape the depression. My doctors seem to think I was only imagining the depression, and that taking one Viibryd pill could not have any short-term effect. However, I did this over and over, trying to break free of the stuff, crashing, going back, etc. I don't which was worse--the depression, or the psychotic stuff I got from Viibryd! I had mania - would fight sleep, write crazy emails, ten pages long, to people I barely knew. Insane stuff - lost friends when I was on this stuff. Had physical pain, all sorts of bad side effects.

Aubrie B.
Withdrawing from Viibryd
I'm new to this board but am experiencing similar symptoms. I took Viibryd 40mg for a little over two years. I've been off it for two weeks and am experiencing the most awful full body pain ever. Not to mention: brain zaps, dizziness, numbness, severe mood swings, anxiety, etc etc
On the bright side, while on the meds o found it to be the one that worked the best for me but was forced to stop it because of insurance purposes.

Angela
Viibryd for bi polar disorder
I was on seraquil for many months. Then my doctor changed me to brintellix. I could not sleep for days, my manic stage started. Now he wants me to try viibryd, I want to know if it's going to keep me up, during manic stages or if it has helped anyone else?

Norma
Sleep Paralysis from Viibryd
I suffered sleep paralysis, exploding head syndrome, sleep apnea, and seizure like symptoms, and tinnitus and several other side affects from Viibryd. It was horrible! I have been looking for a class action lawsuit against Viibryd.

Viibryd Lover
Viibryd
I have been taking this medication for 3 months and no other depression medication has worked as well as this one for me. I am finally feeling like the real me. I love it. My family loves how I behave on this medication. I am calm and relaxed. Im not upset ever. I can manage my stress and conflicts that come my easily. I have 4 children and they even like the difference in me. However, When I do not take this medication, even miss one day, I get agitated easily.
May 18, 2015
You are the first positive review I've come across! I just started today. I hope my results are as good as yours!

spendor
flu like symptom viibryd
4th week of viibryd; 40 mg dose now. Feeling better, more calm, more sexual libido, efficacy: almost as good as cymbalta with less side effects,,, more time will tell. Two days ago, at night, body started to ache like I have a virus or something. Was going to take Advil...am holding back. Mind you, I had this on and off with Cymbalta which I took for seven years. Not sure what is going on as of yet. Otherwise this is a good medication for a non standardized ssri, as it is known to be.

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