Posted by joe schmoe on August 2, 2011, at 23:38:49
In reply to Re: Day 31 of Viibryd, posted by bearfan on August 2, 2011, at 14:41:48
I'm a little puzzled by this talk of miracle drugs, skipping the prescribed dosage taper, and evaluating an antidepressant after only ten days.
Before evaluating an antidepressant I would follow the manufacturer's recommendations for dosage (unless side effects became intolerable) and give it at least month, or two months.
To me Viibryd was supposed to be an ssri antidepressant with minimal sexual or weight gain effects. No more and no less. If you never got any good effect from ssris, then Viibryd was probably nothing to get excited about.
SSRIs do work for me for dysthymia and atypical depression. I take clonazepam for social anxiety. What I wanted from Viibryd was something like celexa but without the sexual numbing or the fatness. So far the sexual numbing seems to be absent, so I am quite happy with it. I wish my appetite was lower, but you can't have everything - and maybe that will improve over time.