Pristiq and constipation

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Avatar f tn im currently taking pristig it is effxor a new version my doctor says since now effoxoer is noe becoming available as a generic he says it is the same thing just refined im not currently having any problems a few side effects at first but what ever u do take it at the same time dont forget it will make you sick im only taking 50 mg and i take it around 11 or 12 cause when it wears off it makes me nasaous but now im getting ready for bed and it usually does not get to bad anymore
Avatar m tn I took 50mg of Pristiq and it definitely helped me. It is also weight neutral and for me at least, the sexual side effects were less than other ADs. They were still there though. I am currently trying to come off Pristiq and I've been switched to an equivalent dose of Effexor. They are very similar chemically and not easy to come off of for most. I have found the Effexor much harder to come off of than Celexa, although that was hard too.
1326416 tn?1370930601 for years i've been switching meds. and one time i was on prozac and i had a really bad side effect... it made me suicidal and i tried to kill myself by taking a lot of pills. i ended up in vanderbilt's children's psychiatric hospital in nashville, tn. whatever you do, DO NOT try to kill yourself. i put myself & boyfriend & family/friends through hell. it was the worst decision i've ever made to this day. that was july 4, 2008. so talk to your doctor(s) about ANY possible side effects.
Avatar n tn Another alternative that I have found even more effective is Pristiq. It is made by the same company that makes Effexor and is almost identical in every way. I found relief with Effexor for several years, but now that I am taking Pristiq I have found it to be even more effective than Effexor. I like the Pristiq better because it seems to work faster and doesn't cause the constipation that Effexor can often cause.
Avatar n tn Should I keep taking Pristiq and hope that my weight will stop increasing at some point, and take all the laxative paraphernalia, which I read is also bad for your digestive system if you take it for a long time, or should I stay with 80 mg Prozac and wait to see if I get results? Is it dangerous to change abruptly to Pristiq after 2 weeks of 80 mg Prozac? I have read Prozac stays in your system for over a week, and am concerned that Pristiq will cause serotonin syndrome.
Avatar n tn I don't know if it was just stress that contributed to the weight loss or the drug alone, but 25lbs in less than 2 months concerns me. Other side effects I have are horrible much I had to lessen my meat intake and increase my vegetable/fruit...which isn't all bad. AND these headaches! They're horrible. I can say my anxiety and panic attacks have dramatically changed, Thank God! I thought I was loosing my mind.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn To make sure I slept soundly and not wake frequently, I took 1/2 Klonopin, 100 mg magnesium citrate (helps with sleep and constipation side effects AND MOOD STABILIZATION!) and drink a calming tea.
Avatar f tn I need help and I am very confused? I have been on medication since I was 14 or 16 as of right now I have been taking Crestor, Pristiq, Pms Clonazepam, Seroquel XR. I have had Cholesterol since I was a child. I was diagnosed with bypolar from my M.D and have suffered from depression since I was little, I get panic attacks, migraines,constipation.
Avatar f tn 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.
20124135 tn?1498805844 Hello COMMUNITY LEADER, how are you? Thank you, Thank you so much for your reply! I am so sorry for being so late replying back to you, I apologize. I have so much that is going on online as well as taking care of things at home. I am 45 years old but I have a birthday coming up next month. As far as my thyroid I had a physical this spring and aside from what I have already been dealing with there was something about my thyroid but my Dr. didn't feel that there was anything to worry about.
1390847 tn?1344661068 I know Pristiq works with Serotonin and Norepinephrine, and Wellbutrin works with Dopamine...and it is my understanding that those are the 3 chemicals or hormones or whatever that work with your emotions. I used to be on Lexapro which only works with Seratonin and that did nothing for me...but when i switched to Pristiq all of a sudden my anxiety almost completely went away, but my depression stayed.
Avatar m tn I am currently taking Pristiq and after almost 3 weeks im actually starting to see good effects. Good luck with Lexapro--I hope you start seeing good results.
Avatar m tn Fatigue, body ache, itchiness, occasional kidney pain, hives on my arm (raised red fleshy bumps), itchy anus, flushing, constipation, occasional dizziness/fogginess, weight gain and inability to lose weight. I've noticed when I have caffeine my symptoms sometimes get worse but sometimes get better. Today I had total body pain, maybe my body going through withdrawals from the caffeine I thought.
Avatar n tn This brought no relief. He also prescribed her Pristiq (antidepresant) to try and calm the spasms. This may have worked a little bit but her gastro took her off it immediately. I am glad too because she had withdrawls from this. I read about enteric coated peppermint oil capsules. This did nothing for her. Right now her gastro has her on hyomax ft when she has flairups but so far it has done nothing and we've decided to stop this as well.
Avatar f tn I have had severe abdominal pain off and on with diarrhea and constipation back and forth. I started noticing these grape shaped objects floating in the toilet. There was also excessive mucous, yellowish color and foul smell. I got one out of the toilet and cut it in half. It was like cutting 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.
Avatar m tn Dandy-Walker Variant / Hydrocephalus my heartrate is typically very fast, around 100 even at rest, blood pressure has gone up slightly as well also cloudy/dark urine has become intermittent, and i see no correlation with diet i'm currently taking Pristiq to manage depression and multivitamins daily. any ideas are greatly appreciated.
Avatar f tn also after awhile of it I have extreme pain in my lower right side I had ct scans and xrays all the tests done and they said I'm fine Chest pains that spread across the chest Cold hands and feet along with sweats while half of my body is hot or I get absolutely cold and no matter what I do if I put 4 blankets on I'm still cold or I get to hot I have change in skin color my hands turn all red or all purple and they get cold or burn up purple color there cold red there on fire Breakouts
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Avatar n tn That does help with sleep but the doctor wants me to come off them as they are adicted and could be causing my depression. Someone suggested I try therepy for my anxiety and depression. I have done a couple of sessions in the past but that made no difference.I am seeing the doctor in two weeks time. He did say that i could go back on AMITRIPTYLINE but said the side effects are the problem with that drug. So I'm a bit confused weather to stay on TRAZODONE or try AMITRPTYLINE again.?
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Avatar m tn Dandy-Walker Variant / Hydrocephalus my heartrate is typically very fast, around 100 even at rest, blood pressure has gone up slightly as well also cloudy/dark urine has become intermittent, and i see no correlation with diet i was not on any medications when the symptoms began. i'm currently taking Pristiq to manage depression and started taking multivitamins daily last month any ideas are greatly appreciated.
665881 tn?1248930597 What I am really writing this for is about the same time 3 months I have been feeling unsteady/unstable/off balance and an unsteady gait while walking and I tend to sway when i stand still. I have had CT scans, MRI's, blood works and they're all appearing normal. I have had widespread pain, aches all over, tingling, twitching, wooziness, numbness, slight weakness, and constant balance problems. Do you think this could be fibromyalgia?
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737515 tn?1252556023 My daughter is 22 and has suffered from anxiety since age 5. She was on Pristiq for 1 yr and it did great except the side effect were awful. She was on the lowest dose but still would sweat profusely at night and it smelled like chemicals. The dr changed it to Cymbalta but she only took it for about 1 mth becuase of nausea. She weaned herself off which was really hard but she got through it. Its been 6 mths and now shes having terrible anxiety, depression and its affecting her eating.
429155 tn?1205676864 I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
Avatar f tn ), feeling faint after drinking sugary drinks and foods (which I know now was reactive hypoglycemia and the hospitals cannot test for it because it is very hard to catch), anxiety, diarrhea alternating with constipation (IBS), Confusion, Coagnitive disability, Fogginess, and the list goes on...I would like to help all the people with or without a diagnosis by telling you that I have been on over 15 different medications at a time and I am sick!
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Avatar n tn However, the side effects are horrible. Horrible sweats and hot flashes, constipation, insomnia, nausea, and during the past week I have passed out four times. I have decreased my dosage from 100 mg. to 12.5 mg. per day. I have decided that this drug is dangerous. Just read the hundreds of reviews. Savella reacts with different people in different ways. There are not many who give this drug a good review.
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