Greetings! Thank you for your question. You are quite correct in noting that the medication takes a while to work. Also, a lot of the symptoms you mention may be part of his depression. However, it is equally important to parse out what may be due to the depression, and what might be a side effect of the medicine (both a side effect that may persist and one that may go away with continued use).
These symptoms of fixed stare, not feeling good, etc., have those been only since the Viibryd? Were they present but worse now?
I have a number of patients on Viibryd, so please let me know when you come back online so I may assist. Regards, XXXXX XXXXX
yes, the symptoms are worse
His "disconnect" is worse.......focus is much worse.....memory worse.....generalized body pains did precede Viibryd but those even seem more intense as demonstrated by his slow gait.
I di not remember.....he told me days ago. I know the med should not be stopped suddenly.....so I presume you are trying to establish if he is on the starter dosage. I do know the med has not been increased since beginning on it.