Symbyax User Reviews

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Symbyax User Reviews

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Comment from: Cecilia, 25-34 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: May 13

Symbyax worked great for me and I wish I could continue to take it however I had to stop because it was making me gain a lot of weight (10 pounds the first month, I'm already on the heavy side). It works, but for me, the weight gain was depressing me anyhow. I had the munchies non stop and it felt as though I was ALWAYS hungry. Even after eating a good meal, it felt like I didn't eat, I was still hungry. As for the depression and hypomania, it was good for me. At first it was hard to wake up in the morning but after a week, I got use to it (had to take it 2-3 hours before bedtime just to wake up on time). If weight gain isn't an issue for you, then Symbyax is great...and expensive btw. I have great insurance and even then 10 pills would run $60.

Comment from: DNB, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: January 29

This medication has been great in reducing my "anxiety" where no other drug helped. I sleep better and I have more energy. My husband has noticed a tremendous difference in me. I have noticed a slight increase in my appetite.

Comment from: thirdchild, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: February 26

was on it for about a year! wow what a life changer I mean it was great. the only draw back was I gained over 40lbs! hate that! I slept great and for me that was key. My mood was even and not sporatic as in the past. I had to go off it hate the weight!!!! trying new drugs..hate them all! want to just not take anything...think I can???? ho hum

Comment from: mom, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: October 10

my 19 year old son has taken this and has had good results in job and family relationships being better. moods are in check but still has self esteem issues to work on. life for him seem much better

Comment from: me, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: October 29

I was going through a tough time in my life. was never diagnosed with bipolar but after several failed medications, i.e. zoloft, paxil, cymbalta, lexapro I finally gave in to Symbyax. At first it knocked me out so of course my mood improved, I was sleeping. haha then I took it in the late afternoon and had no problems. Weight gain was an undesired side effect with increased appetite. I gained 38lbs in 9 weeks and had to buy all new clothes. Weight finally leveled off and I never had to have meds adjusted. Wish I had never taken myself off the meds and now my doctor is trying other stuff that does not work nearly as well.

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Comment from: mj, 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: September 08

This is the only drug that has worked so far for me. The appetite has increased a lot but I am adding exercise into my daily routine to combat any weight gain. I was on seroquel and wanted to kill my self after 1 week on the seroquel. by the 2nd day on symbyax I was feeling better

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Comment from: oneno, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient) Published: August 11

i have been taking this drug for about 2 weeks now..this is my first anti-depressent ever...i should have started something 2 years ago and am now cracking due to life.. - it has only been 2 weeks but i have noticed some days have been more enjoyable then others. but i think its too soon too really see how well its working, though i would say i do see a bit more livlieness in myself during teh day.. i seem to be sleeping good but im also taking mirapex for my rls wich also has something for sleep..plus the xanax for the anxiety , though the olanzepine in the symbyax is supposed to wotk on that so hopefully i wont need the xanax eventually. my rare suicidal thoughs went from wanting to just die to wanting to die to be in a better place to i just realized i havent really been having them..i am not highly suicidal but would say the thoughts pop up frequently. i will post an updated rewview once i am on it for a month as that is really the time its supposed to take to kick in,. i am 29/male - divorved w/2 kids from a broken home..pretty rough life growing up. i have also noticed some weight gain. increase in appetite for JUNK mostly...though if i control myself i would hope to get the weight down . i would recommend anyone taking this to get some exercize in their routine..even if just a bike ride..that naturally increases seratonin,, i hope to god this works as i have 2 small kids who i dont want to leave stranded in this world. - j

Related Reading: mirapex | xanax

Comment from: scothern2007@bellsouth.net, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: March 24

the medication has helped me tremendously wit my bi polar depression, but I have had excessive weight gain and the medication causes extreme sleepiness even the day after taking it at bedtime,


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