FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: FETZIMA

User Comments:


For Major Depressive Disorder “Well my wellbutrin stopped working after 4 yrs. Explained as tolerance. Switched onto Fetzima for 1+ yr. First 5 days, I took a lot of naps, dizziness, nausea, and surprisingly constipation. By week 2, it subsided and mood was better, but not fantastic. Fetzima was a crutch..cuz I was functional and could get around but not as well as I used to. But without this crutch I would be hopping around, if not immobilized so to speak. It did it’s job..just nothing special. Better on it than off of it. But depression is back now. I don’t recommend fetzima, but if it works, it works. Give it a chance. Wait 2-3 weeks to see how u feel. I tapered off it n I start back on Wellbutrin today (which for ME has been the best med I’ve ever taken). Best of luck. Remember each individual has a unique brain chemistry, so meds are always trial and error. If you don’t like it, tell your doc and don’t be afraid to switch, just heed warning to withdrawals and taper off accordingly.”

Tish (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 24, 2018


For Major Depressive Disorder “I went on Fetzima after Cymbalta stopped working for me. I’m on 40mg (about to start the tapering process, wish me luck…) and I take it alongside Lamictal 150mg and Klonopin 0.5mg (twice a day). I had high hopes for Fetzima but it’s been a huge letdown. I’ve stuck with it for nearly 6 months because I really wanted to give it a chance (and I’m running out of options…) but it never delivered. In fact my anxiety is the worst it’s been in years, along with compulsive skin-picking and trouble falling asleep. I also have food cravings with associated weight gain (SSRIs wrecked havoc on my weight but switching to SNRIs really helped… until Fetzima). But the worst side effect by far is the headaches. I was hoping they would eventually go away but I still get almost daily headaches that sometimes degenerate into crippling migraines. OTC painkillers do nothing to alleviate them and they are the main reason why I’ve decided to stop Fetzima – Nasty side effects with no benefits.”

Zumi45 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 18, 2018


For Depression “I was switched from anxiety medication to Fetzima. I was very nervous at first, not knowing what to expect and reading a million different reviews. From my personal experience, this medication has been amazing. I have been feeling so well. For the first time in years I actually enjoyed Christmas instead of stressing myself out beyond belief. I actually feel like I can cope with family, work and life stresses. I tend to overextend myself and try to go above and beyond for holidays, Birthday ‘s, school functions, etc. I can handle it now without having a breakdown and I know my limitations and have learned it’s ok to reach out to others for help.Medicine reacts differently with everyone but I personally have had such a wonderful experience and am so glad I listened to my doctor and tried this. It has been a success for me.”

JamJamN8946 February 8, 2018


For Major Depressive Disorder “I took Fetzima for about 8 or 9 months for a bout of depression I had. Unlike other anti-depressants that I had tried in the past, this medicine took a really long time to kick in. I would say I didn’t get better in my depression until about 3 months after taking. And Fetzima did work. However, not without side effects. Most particularly the sexual side effects and what seemed like some type of problem cutting off my urination. I’m a guy by the way.All in all, it did work and helped me feel better. But after nearly 9 months of it, the side effects became to bothersome so I switched off. I wouldn’t go back on it again unless I was completely desperate.”

PillBillyOH January 26, 2018


For Major Depressive Disorder “I have struggled profoundly w severe depression for 40 years .I have tried 23 different anti-depressive drugs in multiple different combinations without luck . Last year I underwent ECT (electric shock treatments).I felt better briefly . When the depression returned I turned to Fetzima before trying the MAOI’s . I am fortunate not to be experiencing the most serious side effects , although I may be having trouble w my eye due to the drug . I am depression free for the first time in years and very grateful .”

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 17, 2018


For Depression “Increased anxiety, caused hallucinations and sleep paralysis. Was on no other medication, drug or alcohol use.”

Cassandrab January 3, 2018

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