Viibryd for Anxiety and Depression - Has anyone been on this or currently on it.

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Gelo
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   Posted 8/21/2017 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Is anyone Viibryd or have been on Viibryd? How have you responded to it, particularly for anxiety? Has any has startup anxiety or other startup side effects with this medication? Thank you.

Hibee
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   Posted 8/22/2017 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi

Welcome to the forum.

I have never used Vilbyrd but have used similar medications in the same class of drugs and found them helpful.

It seems to be the norm to experience side effects when starting any medication but things usually settle after a couple of weeks. It also seems to be the norm that things get worse before they get better again and it can take up to 8 weeks before you start to see the full benefits so stick with it.

Keep us posted.

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Hopeful86
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   Posted 8/22/2017 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I was on the start up pack and took it for a few days on 10 mg. Let me also say that I have tried several antidepressants with no luck. So my doc gave me the start up pack that has 10mg and 20mg. I took like 4 days and it made me feel awful. I had body aches and felt tense. I felt like I would sleep hard and my muscles were tight. I had blurry vision one day and had to stay home from work. It was an ugly feeling. It did get rid of my anxiety but I was left with all these other symptoms. My doc told me to stop taking them after like 4 days and I felt like I had the flu for 2 days. So weird but it wasn't the best fit for me.

Gelo
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   Posted 8/22/2017 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hopeful86 said...
I was on the start up pack and took it for a few days on 10 mg. Let me also say that I have tried several antidepressants with no luck. So my doc gave me the start up pack that has 10mg and 20mg. I took like 4 days and it made me feel awful. I had body aches and felt tense. I felt like I would sleep hard and my muscles were tight. I had blurry vision one day and had to stay home from work. It was an ugly feeling. It did get rid of my anxiety but I was left with all these other symptoms. My doc told me to stop taking them after like 4 days and I felt like I had the flu for 2 days. So weird but it wasn't the best fit for me.


Thanks for the reply Hopeful86. I'm on the start pack as well and on my 6th day of 10mg. I haven't had the side effects you've experienced but I do still experience anxiety which I hope will dissipate as you experienced.

What were you taking Viibryd for primarily? Anxiety, depression, both?

super20dan
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   Posted 8/22/2017 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I tried it and made it till it was time to up the dose to 20mg. really bad side effects . have you looked into the cost of this stuff? its like 300$ for a months supply. insurance wont cover much if any of it also. lots of better and cheaper alts.

Hopeful86
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   Posted 8/23/2017 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Gelo- I was taking it for anxiety. I hope you see it work for you as everyone is different. smile
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