Pristiq vs prozac

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But did you wean off of it as you introduced the Pr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>tiq? If not you may be having with withdrawal from the Prozac combined with the side effects of starting a new medication. Or it may just be that Pristiq is not for you. Talk to your doctor about these side effects, they're pretty scary and you need to know what to do at this point where medication is concerned. what works for one may not for another. I wish you all the best with this.
I just started Pr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>tiq and Im also on ativan and abilify............wondering if anyone else has taken these meds together.I felt great after taking the pill last night now today im kinda scared and spacey feeling...any thoughts?
My doc wanted to switch me to Prozac. I was told I wouldn't be as tired on Prozac and that it might help me better with anxiety. I chose against it. I asked for Paxil. I have read that Paxil is good for anxiety. My doc was willing to let me try Paxil so I left with a script for Paxil. I wonder if I should've tried the Prozac. I had a doc tell me once that Paxil causes significant weight gain. Should I have tried Prozac?
Effexor-Xr, Cymbalta, Pr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>tiq, older TCA's (imipramine, Nortriptyline, Despiramine... I react very badly to all of them...). We try also the Prozac, Remeron and a lot of them that I don't even remember the name... the xanax became a big problem and I had too much memories problems as well as muscles cramps and pain all over my body... so I withdraw the Xanax with the same tapering method we used for the Klonopin...
I have been on nearly every med known to man for panic disorder/depression/sleep since I was 12 and I'm only 18. these include Largactyl, Valium, Deptran, Pr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>tiq, Prozac, Luvox, Lumin, Xanax, Serepax, Avanza, Stillnox... need I continue? In actual fact, I was prescribed Largactyl/Valium together to aid sleep/panic attacks.
I have been on Budeprion XL 300mg for 2 months but the first month I was taking it along with Prozac and i was fine, then my doctor decided to take away the Prozac because it was making me sleepy, gain weight and have horrible nightmares every day.
Do any SSRI help with pain reduction? How is Zoloft, Lexapro, Prozac, Celexa vs Cymbalta in these regards? I am so confused with all tyhe med choices. I have picked up the Cymbalta at 1 tab 60 mg a day, but I want to make sure I should be on an snri as opposed to ssri prior to starting one. is Cymbalta 60 mg dose safe to start? I have had some extensive tests to try & find a physical cause of my mid-back & chest pain/tight breathing sensations.
Just remember that relief doesn't come overnight (as much as we wish it did), and meds like Zoloft, Paxil, Prozac, etc (SSRI's) and SNRI's (Pr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>tiq, Effexor, etc) can take 4-6 weeks or more to really start making a difference...hence where the "patience" part comes in....a trait NONE of us are very familiar with, lol. For me, I have had great success with a few SSRI's...Zoloft, Lexapro and Prozac...all at different times in my life.
there really is nothing that needs being done about it. It's no secret that SNRI drugs such as Effexor, Pr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>tiq, and Cymbalta do have a higher risk of what is called Discontinuation Syndrome. SSRI's can also be nasty buggers to discontinue. Paxil being one of many. I hear a lot of people complain about antidepressant Discontinuation Syndrome, but I never hear then speak of the flip side. I used to take Effexor XR at 300Mgs a day for about 4 years.
In the studies released so far, Pristiq just barely squeaks by placebo on the Hamilton Depression scale. In the U.S. study, Pr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>tiq decreased the HamD by only 2 points (-11.5 vs. -9.5 for placebo), and in the European study, the differences was 2.5 points. and for the higher 100 mg dose, there was no difference between drug and placebo for U.S. patients." This is from the Carlot Report. I didn't read the whole thing.
I said I wanted the Cymbalta back (she suggested Cymbalta, Pr<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>is</span>tiq, Effexor- all SNRI's which maybe my body likes? Side bar- I took Prozac yrs ago (20 yrs) in college and it worked like a charm. Tried again in 2008 & sadly it wasn't working so they upped my dose from 20mg to 40mg & that sent me right over the edge like the Zoloft did this time! Both SSRI's- apparently I can't take those)?!
Probably Prozac or Lexapro. But you answered your own question -- everyone is different. Prozac does seem to have the least chance of the ssris for weight gain. With the tricyclics weight gain is rarer, though it can happen, but then there are other side effects such as dry mouth and constipation. Look, these meds are affecting your brain, they're all going to have some side effects. the question is whether they do more for you than against you.
My anxiety is helped by 10mg of prozac. these meds take a while to work. I use klonopin prn. Antidepressants help some people with anxiety. Even no depression. I think cymbalta might be stronger. Maybe just different because two neurotransistors.
A fascinating research study was published today by Irving Kirsch of the University of Hull, questioning whether or not 4 popular antidepressants are any better than placebo, and found that they weren't any better. Here's the study: http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.
If you have a panic disorder, you should be put on a SSRI like the Paxil, Zoloft, Prozac, Luvox, Celexa or Lexapro... if you can't tolerate them or if the panic disorder don't improve after at 8 weeks at the maximum dose, you should switch to another agent like the older TCA's (imipramine, Clomipramine)... since the TCA's have more side effects, they are harder to start and they increase a lot the anxiety at first...
Now she's suggesting Effexor, Prozac, or Zoloft which aren't given to treat ADD. what is my doctor thinking? I guess I have a lot of questions for my next appointment. I have made one decision; I'm not taking Effexor, Prozac or Zoloft. I plan to ask for a higher dose of Wellbutrin but, I'd like to know how long it takes to start working before I do this. My doctor seems to think it should start working fairly early after you start taking the drug, but I don't trust her.
Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
the weight gain with effexor and then even more so with lexapro. I was on effexor for approx a year+, then on lexapro for only 3months...I started to gain weight and it's taken me 7 months after not taking any of the meds to lose 7 pounds. I've always been obsessive with excercise and dieting, yet none of this has helped....soooo frustrating. I just got back on prozac and the weight is starting to drop...
It has reportedly done as well in clinical trials as SSRI drugs like Prozac, but unlike Prozac, it doesn't block the reuptak (rabsorption) of serotonin, it actuall directly increases the amount in the body. the proper anti-depressant dose is supposed to be 100 mg. 3 times daily (or a total of 6 50mg. capsules). You might want to start out taking half that -- 1 50mg capsule three times a day and see how you feel on it, then increase the dose to 2 50 mg. capsules 3 times daily.
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