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5 in the afternoon and the full dose at bed (when I took the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pristiq</span> as well). He uped my dose of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pristiq</span> to 75mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g a pills n <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>. It made me a HOT MESS, later I found myself a zombie and emotional wreck, questioning myself, having flashbacks of the past experiences i had. I was crying all the time and headaches that were debilitating. I told my Dr all of this. I told him i looked over the last 2 years and i have never been physically sick in my whole life.
5 in the afternoon and the full dose at bed (when I took the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pristiq</span> as well). He uped my dose of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pristiq</span> to 75mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g a pills n <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>. It made me a HOT MESS, later I found myself a zombie and emotional wreck, questioning myself, having flashbacks of the past experiences i had. I was crying all the time and headaches that were debilitating. I told my Dr all of this. I told him i looked over the last 2 years and i have never been physically sick in my whole life.
5 in the afternoon and the full dose at bed (when I took the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pristiq</span> as well). He uped my dose of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pristiq</span> to 75mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g a pills n <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>. It made me a HOT MESS, later I found myself a zombie and emotional wreck, questioning myself, having flashbacks of the past experiences i had. I was crying all the time and headaches that were debilitating. I told my Dr all of this. I told him i looked over the last 2 years and i have never been physically sick in my whole life.
I'm skeptical as I've read bc of the short half life of pristiq, this basically causes you start the withdrawal process from day 1 again on the days you are skipping a dose so it's a waste of time. I've also read that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g an extended release pill <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> isn't really as bad as people make it sound and that this approach is more effective. There is no way for me to take off sick at work if I get really bad withdrawal so I want to get as much info as I can before attempting this.
I am in the process of trying to figure out how to procede with this as so many others are inquiring about the hair loss and the use of this medication. I am <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> as well trying to go off it. It is horrible. Body aches, cold chills, irratibility, nausa, dizzy, headache, sweating, loose bm's, and finally so foggy in my mind I almost ran a red light. I would never reccomend this drug to anyone. I believe that unless there is a serious problem, ie Bi-Polar, clinical depression.
I got one out of the toilet and cut it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>. It was like <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g into a thick jello and the inside was a white, ricotta cheese like substance. I too take pristiq but I've been taking that for years and these just now started showing up. I had an EUS(endoscopy Ultrasound)and the Dr. said I had rotting food in my gut and had gastroparesis. I'm having the EUS done again on the 12th and will see what that shows. Can't believe anyone else has this problem.
I'd try by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g the tablets <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> and try keep your mindset that taking 1/2 is like taking one whole. Mind over matter is a powerful way to overcome things. Best wishes!
Hello, i have been on and off depression meds for over two years first prozac, then effxor xr and then this new **** <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>pristiq</span> which my doctor had me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g extended release capsuls <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> for over two weeks becaous of panic attack that only started after the pristiq,the er said 154/116 was way to high kept me there till it went down so the dr sugested to get off of then they were having to many side effects my issues is my husband is an alacholic on top of is 44 year old sister has stage 4 canc
I took the few pills I had left and split them in <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> (actually into quarters and take two quarters each day; one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the am and one <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the pm.) One last thing, if Van Gogh was on Prozac, do you think his work would have turned out the way it did? How many artists (music, literature, fine art, etc) produced great work as a result of depression? Would I rather be a depressed artist or a numb non artist?
Turns out it was the meds so they took me off. With <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> three days I was <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> hell. Awful, vivid, lucid nightmares I couldn't wake myself from. The type where I was witnessing gross murders and mutilations and many times committing them myself. Nausea, brain zaps, tremors, fatigue, cold sweats... you name it I had it. So they put me on Prozac. It took about another 2 weeks but finally the symptoms subsided and I was feeling great.
hello, hope you are well. If you are having too many side effects with meds. Try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g them <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>. I hate the dizziness myself. My doctor gave me some meds. for dizziness.
Drink lots of water daily, eat lots of fiber foods daily, and exercise daily. And to get out what's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> there, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> hospitals they use enemas, and if that doesn't work, "Baby Lax" ointment tubes, squirt two in there, and it'll get waste out. You mentioned she tends to worry a lot. This is likely because of her illness, and once it goes away, she will be free to occupy her mind with less reflective things and more so current daily activities.
I realize just talking to my doctor and telling him my predicament is always an option, but then I risk being flagged. What I'm considering is <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g them <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> halves and having my significant other dole them out as needed. Any thoughts? Thanks and take care...
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So now with all that has happenned I see the picture all coming together...Hence the empty or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> drank beers <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the cooler that he keeps finding mysteriously when I am there..He is trying to set me up!!! As I was leaving last nite with my other co-worker I asked her if I was wrong she ofcourse does not want to get in the middle but we agreed that I should go to HR on Monday and get this **** out in the open all of it!!!
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I even told my Psych that is the way I take the valium, and she said to do it that way, if that is keeping me even and balanced, but just not to go more than 4 days without taking at least 1, because of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>-life of valium, which stays <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the body for about that long, or something like that. So I've been merrily going along, doing it all wrong, and paying the consequences now that Tramadol has been added to the mix. HELP!
in three years on the Forum I think I have only heard from one member with what is called thyroid hormone resistance, requiring higher than normal levels of FT3 and FT4 to relieve symptoms Since you were already at a very high level of FT3, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g your meds <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span> would be expected to have a drastic effect, as you've noticed. Since you were not yet experiencing any hyper symptoms, it would have probably been much better to reduce you gradually while monitoring symptoms and FT3 levels.
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I just don't understand why I feel like this..it's almost like a cycle.....<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the summer I'm sleepy all the time, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the fall I'm more anxious, get depressed and cry uncontrollably (at which time I get scared thinking crazy things like "maybe this will lead to suicide? or me doing something crazy?) and I'm afraid of what I think of? Is that crazy of what? I am perfectly sane but yet I am afraid of what my mind can come up with to scare me? That's the one biggest fear I have.....
Still not got much of an appitite though, I am taking lots of vitamins, and loads of water, smoking slashed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>half</span>.. I have just recieved this post and it is a bit of a worry. Hey, I've been clean for 3 weeks, and I just want to share what's going on, kind of to forwarn....I hope this doesn't happen to you...I started sleeping fine. after the initial withdrawls passed-after a week or so...then I started to have panic attacks and felt depressed at about 4 pm-6 pm every day.
Substances Causing False Positives According to a report by the Los Angeles Times New Service, a study of 161 prescription and over the counter medications showed that 65 of them produced false positive results <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the most widely administered urine test.
I call him and told him that the 1 mg of Xanax was not working after 3 weeks and he said to not increase the dose and try to reduce it by <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>cut</span>t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>g 10% of my dose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span> the evening each week and when the evening dose will be at 0 mg he said to do the same with the morning dose... So last week I cut my evening dose and had very bad rebound anxiety to the point that I was thinking that I will have a seizure (I had a bad seizure when I withdraw too fast the Xanax 3 years ago)...
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