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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 told him I want off all the meds. He told me summer!!! Thats why I am doing this on my own with the support of my fiance.
Hi, How are you? Pristiq or desvenlafaxine may indeed cause side effects such as headaches, dizziness, gastrointestinal symptoms as well as sleep problems. It is recommended that you take it as prescribed and keep in mind that it may also take several weeks before symptoms improve. Presence of side effects may vary from one person to another depending on the medical history and overall health of patient. Hope this helps. Take care and do keep us posted.
So I cold turkey stopped taking it again and I am now on my 3rd day of no Pristiq. This is the WORST feeling I have ever experienced in my life!!! I am having headaches that are continuous all day long, dizziness so bad that it keeps me from getting out of my bed, everytime I turn my head left or right it feels like I am hitting my head against the wall. I can even hear myself "blinking my eyes". Nausea is starting to set in now making me afraid to eat anything.
I stopped taking my pristiq to switch to effexor xr....Ive developed headaches and am severly tired...Ive been off the pristiq for three weeks....should i have tapered off the pristiq first even though they are suppose to be the same??? help please i dont know what to do and i cant take it anymore...
I missed my dose untentionally two times on different days and what I felt was nausea, headaches, dizziness. So I was wondering Pristiq can cause such strong side effects even I just missed my one day dose. So I doubt, leaving the medication cold turkey as my psychiatrist suggested would be a good idea. Do I need to taper it of when I want to leave the medication and how long the side effects may last.
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 told him I want off all the meds. He told me summer!!! Thats why I am doing this on my own with the support of my fiance.
I was taking savella 50 mgs twice daily and blood pressure shot up to 180/100 so got off and went on Pristiq 50 mgs and blood pressure shot up to 179/93.Dr put me on blood pressure medicine.I am not convinced that I have high blood preesure.Has anyone had this probelm?
My only complaint with Pristiq is that at 100Mgs a day dosage I have sexual side effects from it. I am male and it has reduced my sex drive by about 50% which I hate. The side effects of stopping Pristiq are much the same as with Effexor. They can be rough as I once ran out for two days and had withdrawls.
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 told him I want off all the meds. He told me summer!!! Thats why I am doing this on my own with the support of my fiance.
however, I am now having what I think are side effects that are least desirable. Daily headaches and major agitation which I would probably classify more along the lines of anger for no reason. I've maybe had one or two anxiety attacks since I quit taking Klonopin about 3 months ago but I continue to take Trazodone (50mg) at night before bed to help me sleep. If I don't have the Trazodone, I don't sleep.
There are other meds out there that can be just as helpful and deal with anxiety. Both Effexor and Cymbalta are known to trigger anxiety. I've also heard of folks have a problem with extended release meds. Best thing to do is see your doc. I hope this helps.
I am taking Pristiq and not sure if it helps or not. I was taking Eflexor 225 mg daily and this pristiq is only 50 mg. The withdrawal from Eflexor was terrible. Had nightmares and felt like I was fading away while trying to fall asleep. What does low magnesium have to do with depression? Never heard of that before. Can you get this over the counter?
This could be due to primary headaches such as tension or cluster headaches. Try to avoid stress and the possible triggers. If prescription medications do not work, you may want to try complementary and alternative medicine such as biofeedback therapy. Discuss this with your attending. Take care and do keep us posted.
But I just have a meter, and can regulate that myself and am not insulin. I have short term memory loss, and often can't focus on a particular thing someone is asking. Eg. If it's a Wednesday, and my manager asks me what I worked on Monday, I won't know. It will take me a long time to figure it out......It's so embarrasing! Is this normal? Often my headaches can be so bad I want to scream, and I just want the pain to stop. I've been given medication for Major Depression Disorder.
I HAD TO LEAVE WORK EARLY MY FIRST DAY ON PRISTIQ FROM NAUSEA AND STOMACH PAIN, 2ND DAY I TOOK PRISTIQ, I WAS EXHAUSTED AND WENT HOME RIGHT AFTER WORK AND WENT TO BED ABOUT 6 P.M I DON'T KNOW IF THESE SYMPTOMS ARE FROM COMING OFF OF ZOLOFT OR FROM STARTING PRISTIQ. ZOLOFT WORKED GREAT FOR ME EXCEPT NO SEX DRIVE AT ALL.
I don’t know what the cause is, I don’t believe im diabetic as last year I was tested and I was clear. I’m on an anti-depressant called pristiq which I have been on for almost 2 years. I’m only on 50mg so my doctor said to increase my dose but that hasn’t helped the symptoms go away, does anyone know what it could be? im worried that its serious and I have a brain tumor or that im dying.
You will be ok. Pristiq is even worse and if I got off of that then you can get off Effexor. You want to talk about serious antidepressant withdrawl? Try a cold turkey stop from 100Mgs a day of Pristiq. That stuff is no joke.
if you have not tried botox yet, you might want to talk to a neurologist about trying shots in the back of your neck / and upper back (I also get headaches in my neck and upper back and received botox shots there as well as the regular migraine headache spots) ... your insurance might not cover the treatment since it is off label use of the botox, as botox is only used for migraine headaches and not tension headaches, but, it might be worth trying... botox tends to cost $400 a treatment.
I ended up going on Pristiq because I started to get RLS on Lexapro. GL!! (oh and weaning is very hard to do on Lex. You have to wean slowly!!
I started taking Topamax 1 1/2 years ago for my headaches and to my surprise it help my bulimia significally. I take 50mg in the morning and 50mg at night and has really made a huge difference for ME. Is this normal?? Why is it helping me? I have not said a word to my doctor about it helping the bulimia as she and everyone else is unaware of my problem with bulimia.
Hi, I've been having a strange melange of symptoms for a few months that seem to be getting worse as time goes on. It could be nothing, but it could be something. I am on Pristiq, Flonase and have a Mirena IUC. I am also a medical marijuana patient, though I only medicate at night, after 7 and about a half gram of dried flower a night. I have had loose, frequent stools with mild abdominal pain for 2 months. Food/changing diet has little effect.
cymbalta, pristiq, klonopin,abilify and proganolol? s to be getting worse. I am thinking that maybe some are counte One of my friends at work is on all of these drugs and they seem to be counteracting each other. I am at a loss with it .. She has no desire, feels,worthlessness and 2 young children. Are these drugs helping or making her worse. All she wants to do is sleep. She has no desire whatsoever and is more depressed than she was when she started going on these med. It is scaring me.
The MRI came back clear, and I was put on Pristiq and Lamictal for panic disorder and bi-polar disorder. Well, this past October I discovered I was pregnant, and was told by my OBGYN that it was recommended that I stopped taking my meds because of the uncertain affect they would have on the baby. So, around mid-November I stopped taking my meds. For a little while, I was okay. Recently, though, I began having overwhelming anxiety. I will wake up out of sleep nervous.
I am on Pristiq 100mg and i am having the same problems. I walk in circles all day because I cant remember what i started to do. I cant remember past or present events, names etc , I wouldnt dream of getting a new phone or appliance because I wouldnt be able to learn how to use it and I am normally very good at that. I cant text message anymore, it takes forever to remember how to spell. I'm also climbing the walls,crying all the time and so irratable. Please excuse my spelling.
Been on Celexa, Cymbalta( sick to tummy 24/7),Zoloft gave me severe diahria(sp?), Pristiq(headaches), and 1 more I can't recall. Anyway, I'm a real challenge! Hopefully, my new doc and I can find a pill for me! Thanks for your interest. Will let you know.
I get daily migraine tension type headaches, burning pricking numbness pain, stiffness and bad muscle spasms. Amitriptyline, cymbalta, baclofen gave me bad side effects. I m hoping someone can share their success with other drugs. I m willing to give it a try. Thks in advance!
It's only been barely two weeks and I've gained weight around my middle (the Lexapro blog) and I've always had a flat stomach. Plus I've started to get headaches and feel funny in my chest. My blood pressure medication had to be doubled. All this in two weeks! So I'm going to decrease the Wellbutrin back to 300 mg. and add 5HTP instead of Lexapro. My doctor "promised" that the Lexapro didn't cause weight gain. HA!
I have suffered from lifelong depression and insomnia and currently take pristiq, which is ok, not great but it's the only stuff with no weight gain and since I have been on and off prednilosone so much and so much injections, i have gained almost 70 pounds and weighed almost 200 pounds. I'm only 5'4", so this doesn't help me. I also have 5 herniated discs in my lower back and 3 in my neck.
Should I be asking my doctor for B12 shots? Could the B12 be linked to my headaches, eye aches and anxiety?? (I have a great career and home life and have no reason to be anxious or depressed). I realize there are alot of different symptoms here but I need some answers because I eat healthy and I excercise and I should not be feeling like **** 24/7.
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