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Be careful because the withdrawl from Pristiq is Mega bad. I was on 100Mgs a day of Pristiq for 6 months and it was murder to get off. (had to get off the drug because it was no more effective than baby asprin for me) To put it in prespective I took Effexor XR at 300Mgs a day for 4 years and the withdrawl from that was less than from Pristiq. Pristiq....Worst withdrawl syndrom I have ever had from any antidepressant and I have taken plenty of different ones.
i have a question about pristiq. I tapered down off pristiq over a 4 month time frame. I took my last dose about 20 days ago. I was on it for about 2 years too long. Here is a little info: I started taking antidepressants about 3 years ago for anxiety and panic attacks. I had tried two in the past before that (Paxil and lexapro) i was a teen and it made me have what i know now is anxiety. I have a problem with change.
( I have cut back big big time and I went to the doc to try a new antidepressant to help with my insanely terrible depression. She prescribed me pristiq..anyone every try it?? I just started it today and feeling a little bit high strung... could really use any info anyone has about this!?? Thanks everyone!
I would appreciate some medical info from my 'story' on file. Normally i only work with natural therapies and have been very disappointed with the whole drug taking experience. Please could one of your drs take a look at my case. I am returning to my original MD this week for a review. He is an MD but chinese practioner as well and does chinese herbs, relaxation, meditation and accupunture. I wish i had stayed there. I feel very let down atm and definitely in episode.
i have a question about pristiq. I tapered down off pristiq over a 4 month time frame. I took my last dose about 20 days ago. I was on it for about 2 years too long. Here is a little info: I started taking antidepressants about 3 years ago for anxiety and panic attacks. I had tried two in the past before that (Paxil and lexapro) i was a teen and it made me have what i know now is anxiety. I have a problem with change.
I came off Lexapro 20mg (was not working anymore) and my doctor put me on Pristiq 50mg and xanax. The pristiq is working good but after a couple of months now I am not so sure. I take the Xanax at night because it helps me sleep. I am a 45 year old male and suffer from GAD and mild deppresion. Should I try something stronger or seek therapy or what? Has anyone else experienced this or on Pristiq? I feel like I am sputtering out here. Any help very much appreciated.
I am tired all the time, my muscles are sore, have no energy, no motivation, have gained wieght and havent had a good nights sleep in years. Does Pristiq make you feel great? My Psych doctor wants to put me on Pristiq. Yes, the same doctor who never mentioned the side effects of Lexapro to me. So, I am naturally worried and have done a ton of research on Web Md and other sites.
It is so hard to fing good info on Pristiq because it is new to the market...Thanks for your advice and understanding.
Is there a valid study available that has been conducted that confirms Pristiq causes a false positive for PCP? If so, how can I get a copy of this information?
been on zoloft, paxil, celexa,effexor, lyrica, cipralex(lexapro), maoi's, etc..wondering if pristiq works, or maybe cymbalta? only snri i was on was effexor, which didn't do much but also had a brutal psych. any info would be helpful. thank you.
I would recommend that you do not discontinued Xanax due to withdrawal symptoms. Discuss changing to Buspar with your doctor before stopping the Xanax. Buspar should not be tested on a routine drug test. Your employer should not have a problem with benzodiazepines showing on a drug test as long as you can provide proper documentation that your doctor has prescribed it for you.
Just wanted to know if anyone has any experience or info on pristiq. My anxietydepression with depersonalization is debilitating and ruining my life. I have tried everything but I think I need to go back on anti-depressants and this is the one my psy has prescribed to me, apparently it's a new med that has less side effects. If anyone has any info, i'd really appreciate your input. Thankyou, take care.
I used to have a high sex drive. I took lexapro then pristiq for about a year. It took all of my sex drive away. I stopped taking the meds about six months now but my sex drive never returned. Did the meds ruin me forever or what?
Ihave tried Cymbalta, didn't do anything for me, also Lyrica for fibro, still no help, I'm not sure if I have tried Pristiq but have been on almost every med for depression, stay with the Wellbutrin because as I previously explained, It doesn't make you tired, also is know not to have sexual side effects(most decrease your libido) and if you smoke or use tobacco products it contains the same properties found in the drug they prescribe to help quit; so that may be an added bonus for you.
i have a question about pristiq. I tapered down off pristiq over a 4 month time frame. I took my last dose about 20 days ago. I was on it for about 2 years too long. Here is a little info: I started taking antidepressants about 3 years ago for anxiety and panic attacks. I had tried two in the past before that (Paxil and lexapro) i was a teen and it made me have what i know now is anxiety. I have a problem with change.
I would appreciate some medical info from my 'story' on file. Normally i only work with natural therapies and have been very disappointed with the whole drug taking experience. Please could one of your drs take a look at my case. I am returning to my original MD this week for a review. He is an MD but chinese practioner as well and does chinese herbs, relaxation, meditation and accupunture. I wish i had stayed there. I feel very let down atm and definitely in episode.
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 cutting an extended release pill in half 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.
she is on the anti-depressant pristiq also...but her doctor is switching her soon to something else...cant remember what though. her mother told me this morning that michelle passed out last week...which scares the bajeebies out of me. she claims it was because of her dieting... thanks so much for all the feedback from everyone. never dealt with klonopin and i appreicate the feedback.
i saw on the forum about l-tyrosine and wondering if i should get some. can i take it while i'm on Pristiq? would it hurt me in any way. just need some energy bad!!
I would appreciate some medical info from my 'story' on file. Normally i only work with natural therapies and have been very disappointed with the whole drug taking experience. Please could one of your drs take a look at my case. I am returning to my original MD this week for a review. He is an MD but chinese practioner as well and does chinese herbs, relaxation, meditation and accupunture. I wish i had stayed there. I feel very let down atm and definitely in episode.
Felt like I was going into panic mode, so I closed my mind and tried breathing deep. When I felt slightly calmer I looked up info that my therapist told me to look up to distract myself. This seemed to work, but I called my M.D. To make sure it wasn't a reaction to the pristiq, still waiting to hear back. Doctor's office just called back and told me to stop taking the pristiq, and go back to sertraline.
What really boils my blood is that after googling for info on withdrawing from it, I now get pop up ads for Pristiq all the time and on websites I visit. OBVIOUSLY IM ALREADY TAKING YOUR PILL AND CANT GET OFF OF IT!! grr!!!
I was on paxil a few months ago which wasn't really doing much for me so my doctor got to to cut down and go on to pristiq, while I was cutting down the paxil my partner and I decided to TTC, I ask the doctor if I should still start pristiq but she told me not to as Pristiq is harmful during pregnancy. However it may be more harmful for you to stop taking it, especially if it will mess with your head whether your taking it for anxiety or depression.
I see alot of posts that i can totally relate to so i figured i would share some info and maybe it will help i am 29 and suffer from bi polar II, Anxiety , panic attacts and depression. I alos injured my back last yr in a car accident so i have neck,shoulder,back pain due to that. i am currently taking 150 mg once daily lamictal, 10 mg ambien at bed time ,2 mg xanax once daily and 10 mg oxycotin 2x a day.
No info on Pristiq from me…I’m sure others have a wealth on info for you. I was also diagnosed with ptsd and was on hydo and morphine for a lot of years and went CT. After day 6 I was on the up and up. The rls started to dissipate and my head cleared. I was on antidepressants until recently for pain but have since stopped due to weight gain. It feels good with noting in me except my BP meds….No pain ..no gain.
It was added to my Pristiq (antidepressant) when I used to take Pristiq. I took abilify with that antidepressant for about 4 months. For me it never did help, even when I raised the dosage. They say the stuff is supposed to make your antidepressant work better, but it never made mine work better. I guess some people say it works for them so don't go only by my experience. The only add on drug I have found that really supercharges my antidepressant is Lithobid CR.
(On different meds now) The Abilify was added a few months after the Pristiq because even at 100Mgs the Pristiq was just not working good enough. At the time Abilify was a very new drug so I was wanting to try it anyway. I don't want you to go only by my experience with Abilify, but it failed to help me much at all even at higher dosages. Then again you must also understand that I am VERY medication resistant and only the most powerful psychotropic drugs work for me.
i Started taking Lexapro, that did not work...so I took Pristiq. For a couple months I called it my miracle drug becuase it seriously reduced my anxiety. Because I felt as if my anxiety was taken care of, I decided to tackle my depression problem but doubling my pristiq dosage and start taking Welbutrin. All of a sudden my anxiety started increasing again, so after about 2 months I stopped Welbutrin...and here we are months later and my anxiety is getting worse and worse.
{oops} I'm a psych RN and noticed a lot of Pristiq being ordered. I thought I'd give it a go. It's been about 3 and1/2 wks. The regular G.I. probs have gone away. The bizaare side effect I now have is like a psychotic break. I cant talk because I cannot remember what I have said sentence to sentence. I become aware that I am rambling to the poor other person. I dont even remember what i have just said. Its like I have been dreaming and come awake.
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