Pristiq and hot flashes

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Now for the past 3 wks or so ive had horrible hot flashes and for about 2 wks i have really bad nightmares, also bn feeling on edge again i have mood swings outta no where, breast tenderness as well hmm wonder if that has anything to do with it but just throwing it out there.
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?
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?
The one thing I love about Pristiq is no 'hot flashes' and profuse sweating, but I am beginning to wonder if the bad side effects are going to get any better. If not I will have to switch back.
I really don't have hot flashes anymore. But, I get hot and I do sweat a lot. I never really sweat much. I can't hardly wear make up or keep my hair styled because I sweat a lot.
I was recently on Pritiq and it caused hot flashes and sweating and it made me feel manic like I wanted to crawl out of my skin. I stopped that med 3 days ago. My Psych put me on mood stabilizer lamotrigine. My question is: Does lamotrigine cause sweating? or Am I still sweating from the Pristiq (anti-depressant)? I am newly diagnosed with BPD and I am just trying to understand it all.
The only listed side effects have been occasional hot flashes, and a touch of insomnia. However in general I do feel much better since I've been taking it in terms of attitude. If you do have a similar side effect to the one I was describing, it would be interesting to know how it affects you. It could be that since everything usually works fine with me it has led to the hypersensitivity. Since everything does not work fine for you it might be more normal, or it might not happen at all.
I hope so, then I can work on getting my own place again and getting married. I don't know if any men on this forum have ever taken pristiq I started almost a week ago I seem to notice some difference. The wierdest thing has happened today though. Yesterday both sides were in excrutiating pain. I couldn't stand it. It was like that all weekend.
I took Savella for a while I had light hot flashes occassionaly, but it gave me manic burst of paranoia and energy so I don't take it anymore, heart was beating like a rabbit. Pristiq has given me hot flashes as well but it's gotten less often as I have been on it. It may just be common to these types of drugs. You'll probably try a few before settling on the right one for you.
I broke out w/ horrenous welts all over my enitre body and not to mention I was having severe hot flashes after a full surgical hysterectomy..I felt as if someone was lighting matches and tossing them @ me.during the Summmer it was aweful...where I would just leap up and yelp..in the bus, in BBQ's. except for my face.Thank God....still after 2 years I have the scars..(don't laugh) I'm on it again.. .I believe while I was on Cymbalta last April...I took a percocet for my back & legs.
The large cysts never come to a head and take forever to decrease in size. I went on Effexor for hot flashes, not for depression so I am stopping this as of today. I hope this will be the end of this painful acne.
I too didnt know if the sleep problems and hot flashes and weight increase in the middle particularly was from post menopausal thing or what but after reading all these I am wondering too about my sleep, hot flashes, weight changes, and worried about the seizure thing as my sister was epileptic and i have had petite mal seizure type symptoms from migraines in the past year (my md didnt seem worried about them or think to connect it with WB).
I have only been coming off the drug within the last 2 weeks. Yes, I have experinced the nausea...the incredable head spins, and hot flashes like Ive never known. I know though not to give up. And fight the withdrawal. Thank to everybody who wrote. God Bless You. And good luck.And CONGRATULATION ON GETTING THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE!
I broke out w/ horrenous welts all over my enitre body and not to mention I was having severe hot flashes after a full surgical hysterectomy..I felt as if someone was lighting matches and tossing them @ me.during the Summmer it was aweful...where I would just leap up and yelp..in the bus, in BBQ's. except for my face.Thank God....still after 2 years I have the scars..(don't laugh) I'm on it again.. .I believe while I was on Cymbalta last April...I took a percocet for my back & legs.
After walking 5 minutes outside on a rainy day, I feel completely dizzy, my vision becomes blurred, I get hot flashes and the roof of my mouth gets completely dry. Lately, I started feeling this way in certain indoor spaces as well. I saw an ENT doctor and had my eyes checked, no problems with my sinuses or my ears or my eyes... Last week I saw an allergist who thinks it might be something called "vasomotor rhinitis" that apparently causes inflammation.
It started with uncontrollable crying episodes that weren't triggered by events and led to memory loss, confusion, hot/cold flashes, blue hands and feet,delayed speech and feeling unbalanced. All of these symptoms resulted in me having to be medically homebound for my senior yr. of high school. I was diagnosed with depression and comfortable with the diagnosis until now. I have tried everything to lessen the symptoms!
s perscribe it after hysterectomies for help with hot flashes and mood swings due to hormone changes, but also saw that some cardio Dr.s prescribe it also to help with POTS. Does anyone here have any experience with it?
then next stage after having these frequent 'rush' feelings I gradually began to see vast amounts of eye floaters and eye flashes. untill flashes seemed permanent. Muscles would twitch a lot. I will get a feeling of swaying within my own head, even if Im not swaying physically. sometimes when a 'rush' occurs i feel as if my head is pulled backward. Sometimes as if one side of my brain is heavy, then the other side becomes heavy etc.
I also had muscle weakness, nausea, confusion, a delay in my speech, and hot flashes that traveled up and down my body. I called my old primary and they told me to wait off the side effects of the imitrex instead of going to the ER. My head continued to burn for two months when another doctor finally pulled me off of the serotonin medication. The burning is gone for the most part but I am left with what they are now calling generalized dystonia.
It started with uncontrollable crying episodes that weren't triggered by events and led to memory loss, confusion, hot/cold flashes, blue hands and feet,delayed speech and feeling unbalanced. All of these symptoms resulted in me having to be medically homebound for my senior yr. of high school. I was diagnosed with depression and comfortable with the diagnosis until now. I have tried everything to lessen the symptoms!
I'm trying to detox from effexor after being on it for several years with the last 7 months at 150 mg. After getting down to 37.5 every other day and feeling okay I stopped and started my new prescription, Wellbutrin-- well, for two days now I'm nauseous, shaky, hot/cold sweats, feel like my eyes are vibrating somewhat when I make too fast of motion with my head. It's as if I have symptoms of Vertigo and can't fix it.
Pristiq (Prestiq) works by restoring the balance of natural substances (neurotransmitters such as serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain. Pristiq (Prestiq) may improve your mood, feelings of well-being, and energy level. Pristiq (Prestiq) side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, dry mouth, constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, blurred vision, nervousness, trouble sleeping and excessive sweating.
Other possibly unrelated issues -- can't find words, can't spell anymore, spells of muscle aches and extreme exhaustion, alternating freezing cold and extreme hot flashes, also occuring in occasional spells. I list all those as possibly unrelated issues because I know a lot of 50 year old women have those symptoms related to perimenopause/menopause. I am tired of living on egg shells wondering when I will seize next.
Hi Kat! There wasn't room to paste the whole article (and the parts I included ended up mangled for some reason), but it also discussed more about some people having a gene deficiency that makes them unable to metabolize CYP2D6. This was the article's recommendation: "What You Can Do? If you are a candidate for tamoxifen therapy to treat breast cancer, talk with your physician about the CYP2D6 issue.
Well it sounds like you have a lot of anxiety about health issues. I myself, am quite the hypochondriac and have been through tons of tests and doctors visits. a lot of the weird symptpms you are feeling can be attributed to anxiety. Anxiety can make your body have a "tinging" sensation, have hot flashes, and random aches and pains. I experience all of this with my anxiety, especially during anxiety attacks. I read in your previous post that you experience nausia...
It started with uncontrollable crying episodes that weren't triggered by events and led to memory loss, confusion, hot/cold flashes, blue hands and feet,delayed speech and feeling unbalanced. All of these symptoms resulted in me having to be medically homebound for my senior yr. of high school. I was diagnosed with depression and comfortable with the diagnosis until now. I have tried everything to lessen the symptoms!
none of the other made me sick like cymbalta, but i was living in a 24 hours sauna with the hot flashes. i live where it gets cold and people wear down jackets...i wear a tee shirt...plus, hubby always cold and i am running like a hotwater heater out of control. hair is always wet....etc etc etc...i do think i will get in to doc sooner than we planned and get started on something else. it seems like everything just snowballed on me and hasn't stopped.
Vomitting, hot flashes, extreme fatigue, crying at EVERYTHING and VERTIGO! Slept pretty much for the past 3 days, the nausea and spinniness is just aweful, and constant. Though it seems gravol is helping a little bit with that. What is really bothering me though is this wierd swooshiness in my head... and increasingly a "lightning-like" sensation rushes though... it's weird ... like the lighting also has a really high pitched sound. it's not real loud or anything... just weird..
I take Pristiq and I find it's not as bad as celexa where I had zero sex drive. I hope to get off it too and find out. I relate though...all of these are bad for sex drive. The pill can be too, but probably not as bad as having PMDD.
It started with uncontrollable crying episodes that weren't triggered by events and led to memory loss, confusion, hot/cold flashes, blue hands and feet,delayed speech and feeling unbalanced. All of these symptoms resulted in me having to be medically homebound for my senior yr. of high school. I was diagnosed with depression and comfortable with the diagnosis until now. I have tried everything to lessen the symptoms!
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