This is a decent medication. I've been on it for 10 weeks and I'm currently on 30mg (and the highest dose is 40mg). I switched to this medication because of sexual side effects from Paxil. In comparison to Paxil, which made me feel really good, this medication just makes me feel "fine" -- which is still very relieving, compared to no medication at all. The only exception is that I feel horrible until I take the medication, and then it takes a while to kick in. This is a medication you really have to take every 24 hours on the dot, or earlier, in my experience.
I did not have many side effects from this medication, not even the very common nausea and digestive issues. I was surprised, because I was sort of expecting that, but nope. I experience drowsiness midday, but it doesn't last forever. Beware if you have a boring office job, though. It was torment trying to stay awake at times.
There's also no sexual side effects as far as I can tell. In the end, however, I'm just going to go back on Paxil. On this medication, sometimes I still feel very depressed, but I never know when that will be. Overall, not a bad experience with Viibryd, but Paxil was better for me.
EDIT: Nevermind, I'm actually trying 40mg of Viibryd as of 7/13.
40mg (highest Viibryd dose) -- I've been on this dose for 3 weeks now. I'm having very vivid dreams. They are so realistic. It's such a trip. I even hear things in my sleep. It's pretty cool, but I really gotta go back on Paxil. I still need to take this medication 24 hours on the dot or else the depression starts settling in really quickly. And even still, on some days, I never know if I'm going to wake up and feel terrible. It HAS helped me with my depression. I really liked this medication. But now I am also experiencing negative sexual side effects, which is the exact opposite of what I was looking for when I quit taking Paxil. So I might as well go back on Paxil, since they BOTH negatively affect my sex drive, but one just works better with depression and social anxiety than the other. In a few more weeks I'm switching back.
Last edited by Virgo; 08-06-2017 at 06:40 AM.