Pristiq and weight loss

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719694 tn?1235176075 Well, I had my first family doctor's appt today since my surgery 5 weeks ago. After he asked how my surgery went and how I'm feeling, I just burst out in tears. I couldn't control it. I told him how I have days where I think it worked and days where I still feel just as bad. Of course, I stopped taking my Zoloft about 3 weeks before my surgery. I weaned off of it the right way, but I stopped without his ok.
1450085 tn?1298941702 Pristiq and Effexor are essentially the same medication, so the switch should be relatively easy, and save you some money, too. I'm not sure I understand the switch, because Pristiq is the new Effexor, so if it isn't for financial reasons, kind of hard to see the point of going through it. Certainly some people have different reactions to them, and so just because Pristiq works also doesn't guarantee Effexor will work, and it might work better, who knows.
407790 tn?1397761026 ve been on just about every antidepressant on the market for the past 20 years and miraculously none of them made me gain weight...until Pristiq. I gained 10 pounds on it—not a ton of weight but I'm short so it really shows. I'm now in the process of going off it. My question is this: Have people been able to lose weight after discontinuing an antidepressant that made them gain? I'm worried this drug has permanently messed with my metabolism.
Avatar f tn I really dont feel depressed at all,I feel ok when i had my clonazepan dosage,but what if I become an addict, how can I start taking pristiq and not being scared? Like I said above , i feel more anxious and panic than depressed. So Pristiq will work with my anxiety? What about Clonazepan withdrawals?
1314992 tn?1273975918 I've been on Pristiq for a little over 2 months and have had minimal success with it. Went to my GP today for a follow-up and insisted I be put back on Zoloft. Zoloft and I have had a good relationship in the past - brought back my motivation, no more of those "racing thoughts". Pristiq, on the other hand, has provided me the exact opposite... All I ever want to do is sleep, yet, can't (get all jiterry/jumpy).
955052 tn?1249580952 On 27th of July, I saw my doctor and got pristiq(antidepressant) and took it for a week. I was binging even worse than before and felt more depressed so I went back to the doctor and she switched pristiq to Lexapro. The funny thing was this one makes me feel better and I am still doing well... haven't made myself throw up after meal but I STILL CANNOT STOP EATING, HAVE PUT ON LIKE 8KGS SINCE 27/08/09! I have been carring ED for 15years and am so scared of putting on weight...
2089111 tn?1332697773 I once was 115 pounds before I started taking it two years ago and now I am currently 220 pounds. I recently just joined Weight Watchers to get control of my weight and back to where I once was. Because I know that the weight I am now isnot healthy for me phsyically and emotionally. I am hoping I can make some new friends here that truly understand what I am going through.
Avatar f tn Has anyone had trouble with hair loss or breakage with Pristiq?
Avatar f tn t feel it is working for me, I have gained so much weight since I started taking Pristiq and have carb cravings when I did not before. I will be laid off at the end of next month and will no longer be able to afford the doctor visits or medication. I have been waiting for my Dr to get back with me and am looking for alternatives.
1026918 tn?1253047333 I won the weight loss competition and the $700 pot. Final weight 185 and 22.59% weight loss!
Avatar m tn 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?
603543 tn?1255294450 i have been on Pristiq for 8 months now and i also take Wellbutrin. 50mg of the Pristiq and 400mg of the Wellbutrin. Only been on the Wellbutrin for a few months. For the most part i thought i was doing alright. But now i havent gotten hardly any sleep in a week. I missed a couple doses and i wonder if this is why. I also have a constant headache. I take mine at night and then just 200mg Wellbutrin in the morning. i wonder should i try and take it at another time? As for the sex drive...
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 f tn I am wondering if anyone can help. I am on Armour Thyroid for Hypothyroidism, Pristiq for depression, Protonix for GERD and HRT. I know the Pristiq can cause it, but the dry mouth started years after I started the Pristiq. I just sent my doctor an email questioning whether Thyroid problems can cause dry mouth. Anyone have any ideas or answers? Thanks!
Avatar f tn I am a 52 year old female. Post menopause and on hormones. Just hot my thyroid levels at a good level. I switched from pristiq to cymbalta back in November. I am tired ALL the time. More than when my thyroid was out of whack. Could the cymbalta be causing this and if so, what if I took it at night?
Avatar m tn Hello, I was on Lexapro for several years. I never had bad nightmares (except when I was pregnant and not on Lex!) Sounds like you've got an overactive imagination! As far as weight gain yes I did gain on it, not alot, but I did. And more importantly I couldn't lose weight after my kids because of the med. 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!!
918521 tn?1348687983 Start weight= 189# 5% weight loss = - 9.5# = 179.6# 10% weight loss = - 18.9# = 170.1# 15% weight loss = - 28.4# = 160.7# 20% weight loss = - 37.8# = 151.2# 25% weight loss = - 47.3# = 141.8# 30% weight loss= - 56.7# = 132.
Avatar n tn start to loss and get fit by the time husband gets done with the Army
Avatar m tn Has anyone used povigival and pristiq at the same time, or did you wean off the pristiq prior to initiating provigil... I have been on pristiq for several months now and find myself more lethargic and tired than before. It does seem to "level you out," but I have not had problems with anxiety, only fatigue and depression. I tried Welbutrin, seemd to work for a while, but the effects diminshed over time. Anyway, sorry for the ramble.
Avatar f tn 50mg zoloft, 200mg wellbutrin, 1mg klonopin 4x a day, 50mg PRISTIQ. after 10 days i stop zoloft and wellbutrin and start 100mg PRISTIQ WITH THE KLONOPIN . SHOULD THIS WORK?
Avatar m tn t cope with everyday activities still. So we switched to Pristiq-Remeron and I have had severe lows and break through in the moods with the Pristiq. So he today added Abilify to the mix and I hope it is magical ! Good luck with the medication combos. It is very common to have to combine a few to get the results you are looking for.
Avatar f tn My doctor put me on pristiq and I am afraid to take it. I took Zoloft while pregnant and stopped about a month after my daughter was born. I felt good then. Then my gp put me on Lexapro and that zonked me out. Back to Zoloft again. I feel just like the depression commercials describe. I hate it. I just would like to know if anyone has been taking it and how you feel on it.
1110049 tn?1409402144 On a downer at the moment and not bothering with weight loss. Just eating anything.
1110049 tn?1409402144 On a downer at the moment and not bothering with weight loss. Just eating anything.
Avatar f tn He suggested I take Pristiq to get off the Effexor and then we will taper off the Pristiq. But since Pristiq only comes in two dosages and you are not supposed to cut it, how is this a good idea?? I think I would rather just make a plan to wean off Effexor maybe supplementing with Prozac as I've read.