Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1059665

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Fetzima for depression

Posted by ihatedrugs1 on January 27, 2014, at 16:27:16

So went to my psych dr to get off Abilify (due to flattened mood) and start something new. I thought she would put me on Brintellix but she didn't know much about it. In addition to mood flatness from Abilify, I've had no energy and spend quite a bit of time in bed. If it were not for Vyvanse or Adderall I'd be a total recluse. My concern is that about 4-5 years ago I tried Savella and it drove me through the roof and made me angry, but I didn't have problems with fatigue back then. Now I'm hoping Fetzima takes me out of this funk. Hopefully, there is enough molecular tweaking between Fetzima and Savella to do the trick. Any one else on it?
I will keep you posted on how it goes.
ihatedrugs

Vyvanse 40mg
Fetzima tritating to 80-120mg
Lexapro 20 (weaning off)
Abilify 3mg (stopped)
Adderall 10-20 as needed for energy
Xanax 1mg to 3mg as needed
Ambien (when it works)
Deplin 15mg

 

Re: Fetzima for depression ihatedrugs1

Posted by mogger on January 27, 2014, at 16:36:35

In reply to Fetzima for depression, posted by ihatedrugs1 on January 27, 2014, at 16:27:16

I have never heard of Fetzima before. Is it a new medication? Good luck on it it sounds very promising you will find something.

mogger

 

Re: Fetzima for depression

Posted by ihatedrugs1 on January 27, 2014, at 16:40:26

In reply to Re: Fetzima for depression ihatedrugs1, posted by mogger on January 27, 2014, at 16:36:35

I hadn't heard of it either. It's new and very similar to Savella. I hope it works out too. Good luck to you.

Here is a link to some patient experiences with Brintellix.

http://www.crazyboards.org/forums/index.php/topic/68311-brintellix-is-anyone-else-actually-taking-this/

 

Re: Fetzima for depression ihatedrugs1

Posted by Beckett on May 12, 2014, at 17:36:36

In reply to Re: Fetzima for depression, posted by ihatedrugs1 on January 27, 2014, at 16:40:26

Hi ihatedrugs,

How has fetzima been for you?

I was just given samples and am wary.

 

Re: Fetzima for depression Beckett

Posted by ihatedrugs1 on May 21, 2014, at 18:25:06

In reply to Re: Fetzima for depression ihatedrugs1, posted by Beckett on May 12, 2014, at 17:36:36

> Hi ihatedrugs,
>
> How has fetzima been for you?
>
> I was just given samples and am wary.

After two weeks, I had to discontinue it due to anxiety.

 

Re: Fetzima for depression ihatedrugs1

Posted by Beckett on May 21, 2014, at 18:40:06

In reply to Re: Fetzima for depression Beckett, posted by ihatedrugs1 on May 21, 2014, at 18:25:06

Oh. I'm sorry about that. Are you trialing something else?

I decided against Fetzima. Too much NE for me. My doctor has suggested Brintellix for depression and panic.

 

Re: Fetzima for depression Beckett

Posted by ihatedrugs1 on May 25, 2014, at 20:06:21

In reply to Re: Fetzima for depression ihatedrugs1, posted by Beckett on May 21, 2014, at 18:40:06

> Oh. I'm sorry about that. Are you trialing something else?
>
> I decided against Fetzima. Too much NE for me. My doctor has suggested Brintellix for depression and panic.

I'm back on Lexpro and Abilify. They give me some relief but not quite what I would like. I'm going to ask my doctor about trying Brintellix next. If you start Brintellix before I do, please keep us posted.

Good luck
ihatedrugs


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