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New anti depressant Fetzima.

Oct 30, 2015 10:43 AM

My doc just switched me to Fetzima from Zoloft. The zoloft just QUIT. anyone else tried this new one?

Oct 30, 2015 10:47 AM

No, I've not heard of it. How long have you been taking it? If long enough is it helping?

Keep us posted, some of us are on anti depressants that don't work for us.

Wishing you great results from new med!

Blessings ✌️💜

Oct 30, 2015 10:49 AM

He gave me a 2 week sample. I go back today. He will definitely have to up the dose and let me try for maybe 30 days. I don't think 2 weeks is long enough to tell. I will keep yall updated.

Oct 30, 2015 11:04 AM

Thank you Gammymac! I hope it works for you!

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Oct 30, 2015 11:30 AM

I've not heard of it. I would think a 30-day supply then recheck in a month. Then try for 2-3 months. I've out crazy allergies, some genetic defects (benzodiazepines), so my doc put me on an old one; Nortriptyline. He rechecked blood levels every month & increased the dosage until my serotonin levels were right. Good luck and best wishes this new drug will work well for you! 🙏🌼

Oct 31, 2015 5:34 AM

Never heard of that one either, but zoloft just stopped working for me as well. Please let us know how it works or doesn't work for you. Moshell

Oct 31, 2015 11:43 AM

Doc increased the dosage for another 15 days so we will see. He said there was a similar one...Effexor. ....I said not No but HE'LL No.

Oct 31, 2015 5:59 PM

I was on fetzima. ...I liked it. ...helped me through 8hr shift. ....but at 267.00 a month my medical insurance wouldn't pay. ...so again a medicine change. ...cymbaltia 90 mg.....just tired all the time. ...I sleep a lot ....work eat sleep. ..my day off sleep. ..my appt in 4 days. ..just don't know

Oct 31, 2015 6:25 PM

I tried to tell my doc that my insurance wouldn't pay if there wasn't a generic but he didn't listen. The more I've thought about it the more pissed off I get, so I'm going back Monday and we're gonna have another talk. UGH

Oct 31, 2015 6:31 PM

Sorry to hear. ..understand what you are dealing with. ...insurance companies don't care either. ...Dr's try but you get samples. ...then I got month free. ...then the script is spendy. ..then over the top. ...hope you get everything worked out gammymac ....I don't think it ever will. ...myself but keep our chins up. ..

Nov 01, 2015 12:49 AM

Gammy, just my personal experience as well, but if my psych mentions the word Effexor again, the response will be HELL no!!!!!!

Nov 01, 2015 4:54 AM

Anybody on paroxitine? It's what my Dr has me on. It works ok. I've felt much worse

Nov 01, 2015 4:58 AM

Never heard of it. ..if works so happy for you. ..is it anti depression and fibro med. ...good luck. ..keep me posted. ...have a great day

Nov 01, 2015 10:39 AM

Gammy,
Is the med new to you, or new to the market?
If it's a recently approved drug, the patent may be didn't, so there would be no available generic.
I don't know though, never heard of Fetzima.

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