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Viibryd! New A/d

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Hello,

I was just given a sample of Viibryd, the latest antidepressant out there.

Anyone with knowledge or experience concerning it?

Thank you!
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Hello, I have heard of it but not experienced it myself, but if you are going to be one of the very first to try it, I would appreciate knowing how it works for you. I asked one other person who said they were starting it to give me a review, alas, I never heard a word though, perhaps he might come across your message on DF and leave a reply.
Good Luck and best wishes and do keep us posted if you could/would... I would like to hear something positive about it.

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I also do not know much about this medication. I would love to hear your experiences as you continue to take Viibyrd. Please keep us posted!

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This med is new to me. Never heard of it before.

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I feel a bit nervous, seeing as this drug just became available last week. I will let everyone know how it goes. I hope that if anyone else out there is a guinea pig too (jk), they will private message me.
My hopes are that this will be activating for me. I need to update my signature, but my meds are changing: 100mg orally dissolving Lamictal ( went down because dr thought it may be a reason that I am so tired), and starting the titration pack for Viibryd in the morning. It starts at 10mg and eventually works up to 40mg.
It supposedly has less sexual side effects and risk of weight gain.. Plus, it's called Viibryd... Sounds like "vibrant", right?!? Haha yes, the marketing ploy got me there. I certainly hope it makes me more vibrant.
I am very side effect-prone, so I can't get too excited yet.
I will take it with breakfast ( you have to take with food for better efficacy). Updates to follow.

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Took first pill this morning, felt fine... Slightly dizzy for a bit. I do feel more energy, but that could be a placebo effect. I feel a little more stimulated somehow.
May skip my nap today.. Unheard of!

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SLM- Glad you are feeling more energy! I've been struggling with the sedentary depression symptoms of depression lately, but I also have high blood pressure, so that limits what I can take. Any idea if this new drug lists hypertension as a side effect? Keep us posted!
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I was given Viibryd by my doctor today. I'll start taking it either tomorrow or Saturday. I am looking at this medication with cautious optimism. I have been on at least thirty other medications, some worked for a while and then the dreaded poop out affect. Others were extremely bad for me, and most of them have caused cravings for sweets and alcohol.
I've always been a very thin person but since I started taking these medications in 1991 I've put on sixty pounds. This is making me even more depressed. I'm so exhausted all of the time I find it very difficult to exercise.
I am now on Effexor XR which i've been on for approximately six weeks. It has not helped my depression at all but has increased my anxiety tenfold.
I have been diagnosed with Bipolar II therefore I also take Lithium.
Anyway, I am my doctors first patient to try out Viibryd, and I said to her "Oh I'll be your first guinea pig." To which she replied "Yes".
If I don't go crazy I'll keep everyone informed as to how this drug is working for me.

Take care everyone,
Minnie Edited by minnie1971

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ep412:
I only read that you must tell your dr if you have hypertension before taking this med... But I may have missed something.

So far, I have taken 4 days of 10mg. I feel more energetic in the mornings right after I take it, and my irritability and lethargy come on as the day progresses. I hope that as my dose increases over the weeks, that almost-positive and energetic feeling lasts longer. I feel pretty cranky and tired at the moment, alas, it is 8:30pm.

More updates to follow..

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I have also just been given a sample of Viibryd and am on the fifth day. Have not experienced any side affects yet. Will keep everyone posted.

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I switched to Viibryd 12 days ago from 20 mg of Lexapro. I didn't feel well at first. I was a basket case for a few days but as the days went on I started to feel better and better. I sped up the titration after a few days. I took 10 for 4 days, 20 for 5 days, and 40 for the last 3 days. I had some diarrhea but no big deal. I must say, so far, I LOVE the Viibryd. For the last week or so I have felt the depression and anxiety symptoms reduced but there are 2 BIG differences that I wasn't sure of at first but I think it's the Viibryd. I FEEL more, I can feel an appropriate amount of my real emotions, I feel more like me and not so dulled and blah. Also, I am SURE I feel a big libido increase, it's ridiculous in a good way. I know it hasn't been very long but I am very optimistic, would love to hear what others think. I take it at lunch, which is usually my biggest meal. It's important to take it with food for it to work. I looked up the blood pressure and heart rate, it's not an issue.

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I'm so grateful you guys are sharing your knowledge and experiences here. The American FDA gave approval for Viibryd back in January of 2011. I asked my (Canadian) psychiatrist about it and he hadn't even heard of it yet. He told me it took 5 years for Cymbalta to get approved in Canada. I asked why is the system like that, and he had no idea.
Let's keep this thread alive with new info as it comes out.

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So excited to hear from people taking this new med. I was put on Seroquel today and in two weeks will be put on Viibryd, as well. Like others, I will be my Docs guinea pig. I was only just diagnosed with BPD II today...in the past my depression has been treated pretty generally with Lexapro, Celexa, Paxil, Effexor, Zoloft, Cymbalta and Wellbutrin. Most recently I was on Zoloft and Wellbutrin...to no avail. Please, please, please keep us up to date on your personal experiences with Viibryd. Thank you!!!! :smilingteeth:

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I've been depressed off and on for at least 15 years and have tried all the antidepressants. Zoloft helped me the most and was the first drug I was prescribed in about 1995. However, I gained 30 lbs in six months. I've been overweight since that time. I've been taking Viibryd for six days and haven't felt any much of a difference, maybe a little more energy. I'm hopeful though. I really, really, really hope it helps me feel good again. I want to do the things I enjoy and be happy.
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I too have just started with Viibryd; as it started to become readily available since late June. So far I am having somewhat mixed results, but I hope continuing it will start improving the efficacy. I'm anticipating Viibryd may be a good solution for long term use. I was on Pexeva (reform of Paxil) for several months, and liked the calming effect, but I slowly put on some weight and there was some libido issues as well. The idea that Viibryd may have less sexual and weight gain side effects is definitely one of the reasons I decided to give it a try. The reason why it comes in a titration pack is most likely due to the side effects. There is pronounced, nausea, tiredness, dizziness, and loose stools as I started on taking 20mg/day. I'm on about day 8, at 30mg and was thinking of taking it at night instead because of the sleepiness effect. Although, the prescribing information states that it should be taken with food to avoid changes in the plasma concentration which can alter the effect. I have noticed in some anxiety relief, but haven't really been too impressed with it's ability make me more motivated or social. I'm hoping this will come; although I'm currently withdrawing from Effexor and in a depressive episode which may be impacting my results. As mentioned by a previous poster, there does seem to be a reduction in the so called 'zombie' effect it which you are separated from your emotions. It was very hard to be creative or even daydream on some of the classic SSRIs due to them basically blocking out introspective thoughts. Unfortunately I don't think Viibryd is revolutionary in any particular aspect of treatment, but I'm hoping that it will offer near or better efficacy and different side effect profile of the other SSRIs on the market.

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I am a few days into the 20mg dosage (so 11 days total on the drug) and I must day that I don't feel that well. Extremely irritable and tired. No sex drive. Some diarrhea/nausea, but not bad. I don't know.. Just feeling like giving up... But I won't, I can't. I am going to keep going and hope it gets better. I just hate watching my life swirl down the drain as I slowly chase after happiness.

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[quote name='SLM' timestamp='1309290599' post='771455']
Hello,

I was just given a sample of Viibryd, the latest antidepressant out there.

Anyone with knowledge or experience concerning it?

Thank you!
[/quote]



Hello. I've been on Viibryd for 21 days. Switched to it from Cymbalta. So far, I have positive feelings about it.
I began at 20mg because I couldn't get samples. Just broke the 40mg pills in half. Had 1 day of mild diarrhea at the beginning but Immodium knocked it right out. My primary side-effects have been dry mouth, sleepiness, mild insomnia, a bit of mental fog, loss of appetite and nausea if I eat too much. I've lost 2 or 3 pounds on this pill so far without trying to. On Cymbalta, I was completely constipated. That has gone away.

During the first week, I felt my libido return a lot. The second week, my interest in sex went away, probably because of the depressive sag you get from going from one med to another. The delayed orgasm was only there a tiny fraction of what it was on Cymbalta.

Since day one, I haven't felt much anxiety on Viibryd. Just kinda drowsy.

At day 14, I tried to ramp up to the suggested 40mg "optimal dose" but went back down to 20mg (or 30 depending on how well I snap the pill) because I just felt too medicated and too nauseous when I ate.

Now at day 21, I kind of feel like the antidepressant is actually beginning to work on my depression.

Btw, before Viibryd made it to the Depression Forum, I found a bunch of other Viibryd users discussing it on a blog called "Chipur". Google "Viibryd: an updated user's journal" if you want to read a lot more experiences specifically with Viibryd, or just Google "Chipur".



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Thank you do much for that ray of hope! I feel a bit better now than yesterday, I know it will be a bumpy ride, but it sounds like it gets better. My 40 mg pills start in a couple days... Kinda nervous about that.
Do you think that you will eventually try to get to 40 mg a day without cutting the pills?

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just keep us updated you guys. does this stuff feel anything like buspar since it's a partial serotonin agonist also? i just had a bad experience with buspar. it actually decreased my libido instead of increasing it like it does to most people. made me feel emotionless too. i didnt take it very long tho, so i dont know if its possible for it to make you worse before making you better or what. Edited by michael10364

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[quote name='SnapeyDresser' timestamp='1310506052' post='776667']
[quote name='SLM' timestamp='1309290599' post='771455']
Hello,

I was just given a sample of Viibryd, the latest antidepressant out there.

Anyone with knowledge or experience concerning it?

Thank you!
[/quote]



Hello. I've been on Viibryd for 21 days. Switched to it from Cymbalta. So far, I have positive feelings about it.
I began at 20mg because I couldn't get samples. Just broke the 40mg pills in half. Had 1 day of mild diarrhea at the beginning but Immodium knocked it right out. My primary side-effects have been dry mouth, sleepiness, mild insomnia, a bit of mental fog, loss of appetite and nausea if I eat too much. I've lost 2 or 3 pounds on this pill so far without trying to. On Cymbalta, I was completely constipated. That has gone away.

During the first week, I felt my libido return a lot. The second week, my interest in sex went away, probably because of the depressive sag you get from going from one med to another. The delayed orgasm was only there a tiny fraction of what it was on Cymbalta.

Since day one, I haven't felt much anxiety on Viibryd. Just kinda drowsy.

At day 14, I tried to ramp up to the suggested 40mg "optimal dose" but went back down to 20mg (or 30 depending on how well I snap the pill) because I just felt too medicated and too nauseous when I ate.

Now at day 21, I kind of feel like the antidepressant is actually beginning to work on my depression.

Btw, before Viibryd made it to the Depression Forum, I found a bunch of other Viibryd users discussing it on a blog called "Chipur". Google "Viibryd: an updated user's journal" if you want to read a lot more experiences specifically with Viibryd, or just Google "Chipur".




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hey at day 21, how has your sexual functioning been?? because you are cross tapering, the cymbalta may not have completely left your system and thus the sexual dysfunctions are still there. the sexual functions may return when the cymbalta completely leaves your system. definitely keep me updated guys don;t be embarrassed to share this information!!

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[quote name='SLM' timestamp='1310517351' post='776754']
Thank you do much for that ray of hope! I feel a bit better now than yesterday, I know it will be a bumpy ride, but it sounds like it gets better. My 40 mg pills start in a couple days... Kinda nervous about that.
Do you think that you will eventually try to get to 40 mg a day without cutting the pills?
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SLM: I'm going to try to tolerate 40mg in steps. 30mg one day, 40mg the next, back to 30mg the next day and so on.
It gets much better! Hope it suits you.


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[quote name='iwillbeatyou' timestamp='1310537144' post='776859']
[quote name='SnapeyDresser' timestamp='1310506052' post='776667']
[quote name='SLM' timestamp='1309290599' post='771455']
Hello,

I was just given a sample of Viibryd, the latest antidepressant out there.

Anyone with knowledge or experience concerning it?

Thank you!
[/quote]



Hello. I've been on Viibryd for 21 days. Switched to it from Cymbalta. So far, I have positive feelings about it.
I began at 20mg because I couldn't get samples. Just broke the 40mg pills in half. Had 1 day of mild diarrhea at the beginning but Immodium knocked it right out. My primary side-effects have been dry mouth, sleepiness, mild insomnia, a bit of mental fog, loss of appetite and nausea if I eat too much. I've lost 2 or 3 pounds on this pill so far without trying to. On Cymbalta, I was completely constipated. That has gone away.

During the first week, I felt my libido return a lot. The second week, my interest in sex went away, probably because of the depressive sag you get from going from one med to another. The delayed orgasm was only there a tiny fraction of what it was on Cymbalta.

Since day one, I haven't felt much anxiety on Viibryd. Just kinda drowsy.

At day 14, I tried to ramp up to the suggested 40mg "optimal dose" but went back down to 20mg (or 30 depending on how well I snap the pill) because I just felt too medicated and too nauseous when I ate.

Now at day 21, I kind of feel like the antidepressant is actually beginning to work on my depression.

Btw, before Viibryd made it to the Depression Forum, I found a bunch of other Viibryd users discussing it on a blog called "Chipur". Google "Viibryd: an updated user's journal" if you want to read a lot more experiences specifically with Viibryd, or just Google "Chipur".




[/quote]


hey at day 21, how has your sexual functioning been?? because you are cross tapering, the cymbalta may not have completely left your system and thus the sexual dysfunctions are still there. the sexual functions may return when the cymbalta completely leaves your system. definitely keep me updated guys don;t be embarrassed to share this information!!


[/quote]
IWillBeatYou:
I never cross-tapered the Cymbalta. Just stopped it and began the Viibryd.
At day 22, sexual function is very...well... functional. Delayed orgasm is gone. I'm happy with that aspect so far.

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Do you guys take it at night or morning? I'm still about 12 days into the trial, but a morning dose leaves me quite dizzy and a tad medicated feeling. Yesterday I took it with a couple crackers before I went to be bed and the dizziness wasn't as pronounced. Also for those tapering off stronger medications like Effexor and Cymbalta, does motivation come back on Viibryd? I've felt kind of lazy the last week and 1/2

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I try to take it at night, it makes me sleepy.. But that sometimes carries into the next day. The ONLY med that helped me with energy/motivation was Wellbutrin (couldn't tolerate tinnitus)... So far, Viibryd hasn't helped at all in the energy/motivation dept. Tomorrow evening I will take 40mg at night.
*** What makes you say that Effexor would be stronger than Viibryd?

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