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Day 3 of Viibryd

Posted by joe schmoe on July 3, 2011, at 15:47:30

In reply to Re: SSRIs and sense of taste (bitterness), posted by joe schmoe on June 30, 2011, at 12:08:47

Well I am on my third day of Viibryd. Pdoc gave me a month starter pack, you titrate up on 10 mg for a week, then 20 mg for a week, then you are at full dose of 40 mg for two weeks (and presumably from then on).

For reference, Tuesday I took my normal 20mg of Celexa, Wednesday I skipped it as part of the bitterness taste test, Thursday I took 10 mg of Celexa, and Friday I started the Viibryd. Today is Sunday (for those reading this in the future). Celexa half-life is 35 hours, Viibryd is 25 hours if I recall correctly.

Not particularly activating or sedating at this point. I should mention I also take clonazepam so that could be affecting my perception of how activating it is. I have been taking it in the morning. You have to take it with food.

Some weird feelings (slight dizziness, mild brain zaps when turning my head, etc.) that I have experienced in the past when discontinuing Celexa. I suspect that due to the titration up, my overall levels of serotonin are lower which could be causing these symptoms. Nothing too bothersome (at least so far) and I think it is due to the celexa discontinuation, I doubt someone starting clean would experience this.

Sense of taste is remarkably improved, both dark chocolate and beer are noticeably less bitter and taste much better. I don't know if this will last once I get to the higher Viibryd dosage, could just be because serotonin levels are lower right now during the switch.

Sexual sensitivity seems to be returning although it has varied in the past even on Celexa for no apparent reason so I am not drawing any conclusions yet. Again it could be due just to low serotonin levels and not the Viibryd at this point.




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