Pristiq and weight loss

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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?
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.
Avatar n tn Hi everyone! I have been taking Effexor XR 150mg. for a month and I am experiencing weight loss. I went from weighing 169-172 lbs. to now weighing 155. I love this anti-depressant. I have found that it works for me when no other drug would. I have noticed that I get full fast and I have no desire to eat. I can only say that this drug has altered my sex drive considerably, but I was a bit over-sexed to begin with. The Effexor has made my sex drive more controllable.
Avatar n tn I said for a long time that it was the stress that i was under that was causing the weight loss but i did my research and since welbutirn is a stimulant I believe this is what is helping me loose the weight. I was 194 lbs and a size 16 at 5'9 when i started taking this in July of 08 and now I am 127 and a size 3/1 so it is a noticable difference. I also was able to bring my cholesterol down from 268 to 173 and raise my good cholesterol 5 points!
Avatar n tn Topomax regulates your metabolism and was almost marketed for weight loss before they realized its other benefits. TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR. MAKE THEM LISTEN. IT'S YOUR DIME, you pay them, they can find something that is right for you.
719694 tn?1235179675 Anyway, we talked about it, and he wants me to start taking Pristiq. He said it's a newer drug and may help. If any of you out there have had experience with it, please let me know what I'm getting myself into. I remember when I first started taking Zoloft, it's main side effect was loss of appetite and nausea. Thanks in advance.
Avatar m tn 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?
Avatar n tn I started taking wellburtin, for the second time in a couple of years a couple of days ago, I took it before for depression and now to stop smoking, we shall see how it works, the side affect is weight loss, I lost some weight the first time with it but that is okay! Rather lose then gain expecially when u are trying to quit smoking! Energy is up again as well which is a good boost and for once I have a feeling of happyness, so all in all I do like the it.
603543 tn?1255298050 I HAD TO LEAVE WORK EARLY MY FIRST DAY ON PRISTIQ FROM NAUSEA AND STOMACH PAIN, 2ND DAY I TOOK PRISTIQ, I WAS EXHAUSTED AND WENT HOME RIGHT AFTER WORK AND WENT TO BED ABOUT 6 P.M I DON'T KNOW IF THESE SYMPTOMS ARE FROM COMING OFF OF ZOLOFT OR FROM STARTING PRISTIQ. ZOLOFT WORKED GREAT FOR ME EXCEPT NO SEX DRIVE AT ALL.
Avatar n tn I am wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience and has switched to the brandname WELLBUTRIN XL and whether or not you noticed any decrease in the food cravings and any reported weight loss. If you did have a decrease in cravings and noticed weight loss, do you recall how long after starting WELLBUTRIN XL you experienced this? Was it within the first week or first month, first couple of months? Best of luck to all of you.
Avatar f tn I also think that you should see a doctor about such extreme memory loss. It could certainly be from any of the problems listed above. And you need to get help with it as soon as possible. I don't think that an anti-depressant, especially one that you have been taking for the past 8 years, would suddenly cause this type of memory loss. I only had such bad memory problems the first week after having a major stroke and was diagnosed with aphasia.
Avatar n tn My appetite didn't change mostly on high protein and veggies. But lack of exaercise and wine didn't help my weight loss. So I thought would be a good time to cut off this med out of my system. By my doctor's recommendation I switched from 75mg to 37.5 - yes the withdrawal wasn't fun but manageable. One night of bad dreams - lots of bloody dreams:) killing people, etc... Day 2 a little better, no nightmares:) day 3 better than day 2. So after 4 days I felt so much better.
Avatar n tn My psychiatrist is weening me off the Lexapro and is giving me Topamax which should induce weight-loss and also lessen the side effects of going off the Lexapro. Unfortunately, there is a lot of side effects of Topomax as well but weight gain is not one of them and need to loose the weight now !!!!
2089111 tn?1332701373 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 Now coming to your new job then my suggestion will be why dont you take a break and go on vacation. I mean if there is no leave account and you can manage loss of pay then try this. Because at times changing the place and climate makes body to rework and tell your brain to get ready for acclimatization by this you can reduce panic attack symptoms..... please do not take medicines for these as those drugs have lot of side effects... Eat healthy sleep more and relax no need to panic ..
1488265 tn?1288164757 Before all of this, I was able to control my emotions and thought process, and now I'm at a total loss. I obsess about small things. If I'm not the perfect weight, or if I'm not the right kind of social/antisocial I will become unhappy with my life. My sleeping pattern is erratic. I'll sleep too little(four hours) or too much(twelve hours) without any seeming pattern. From December through May I couldn't remember how to enjoy things.
Avatar f tn Keep in mind that I am a woman, 59 yrs. old, so weight loss is always harder for a woman and especially for an older woman like me! But at least my clothes fit again and I like myself a lot better now. Best of luck you you!
2089111 tn?1332701373 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 n tn I'm finally realizing that in addition to the weight gain, the hair thinning and acne has become unbearable for me. Although mentally, Effexor has helped me tremendously, I have slowly fallen apart physically over the years (approx 9!!!) I would LOVE to hear if the people who have stopped using Effexor have regained their hair thickness.... Has the acne cleared up? Have you re-lost the weight? Also, what medication (if any) did you switch to, and are you happy with it?
Avatar n tn My cardiologist put me on a high salt diet and gatorade. I also continued to take a low dose of pristiq because it kept my blood pressure rate up. The pregnancy went well until this week. I started to have shortness of breath, an elevated heart rate, and was seeing spots in my eyes all day. My cardiologist put me out of work until I deliver. This is extremely difficult for me because I'm not one that can sit at home. I'm curious about NCS during delivery and after. Any info?
329994 tn?1301666848 I have suffered from lifelong depression and insomnia and currently take pristiq, which is ok, not great but it's the only stuff with no weight gain and since I have been on and off prednilosone so much and so much injections, i have gained almost 70 pounds and weighed almost 200 pounds. I'm only 5'4", so this doesn't help me. I also have 5 herniated discs in my lower back and 3 in my neck.
Avatar f tn They can adjust or change medications as needed as regards weight loss (the 3 antipsychotics least likely to cause weight gain are Abilify, Fanapt and Saphris but each person responds differently to each medication). As well they can refer you to a nutritionist so they can find a diet that would enable you to lose weight and maintain a specific healthy diet.
Avatar m tn They also recommend Acupuncture, as this has been known to help settle the muscles and nerves that become completely tenses up during a taper. -I'm kind of at a loss, and not quite sure what to do as she wants to taper Klonopin first and then Xanax. Though I think it would make sense to work out a taper plan for both using Valium (diazepam) as a cross-over.
Avatar m tn Good diet, plenty fruit, veg, dairy. v low fat. No weight loss, have had headache, intermittent sweats with occasional low tempx 2 weeks. Sleep well. No pain at night that I can tell. Starts when I get up. Currently on Pariet 40mg 1 a day. Have been on Somac - no help. Nexium long term, minimal help. Pariet seems to be helping the dyspepia now; lessened sense of choking, globus and trouble swallowing. What concerns me is the abd pain.
147426 tn?1317269232 We have two mini weenie dogs that never go outside, i don't take walks (i drag my right leg, not good for the kids) and we also have two fat lazy cats that would rather lose weight than going outside. I also suffer from the zap on my middle back, right on the spine, but i always thought it was because i also suffer from Ankylosing Spondilitis. Good morning to all.
Avatar n tn The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
Avatar f tn I was on Celexa, for 3 months last year but it didn't do much for me, in fact it was like i wasn't on it at all, the only bad side effect was loss of sex drive and libido etc. no weight gain or loss that i noticed. I have bipolar 1, and was on other medication at the time. as you probably know everyone is different when it comes to these types of medication so please don't be discouraged by my comment. My dad was on it for 10 years and said it was the best thing he had ever tried for depression.
480448 tn?1426952138 or was watching the world through a movie projector, instead of through my own eyes and mind. Therefore, I am going to share with you all what *I* know about these phenomena, and hopefully reassure some of you that this is par for the anxiety course...it while irritating, maybe even maddening...it is totally harmless. Derealization and depersonalization are two terms that are sometimes used interchangably. Truth is, they DO vary a little bit in their presentation....
Avatar n tn I've done research, and so far I know the only anti-depressent to not have a weight gaining effect, it actually has loss of appetite effect, is Effexor, but is in a different class and can affect people different ways. But this needs to be discussed with your husbands psychiatrist. I trully feel you being open and honest with how you feel with your husband is important, and giving him some options of what you would like to see happen. I wish you both good luck.
Avatar f tn My son is 20, and has recently been treated with drugs for psychosis and depression (zyprexa and pristiq). He tells me that he has had drugs before but isn't addicted to them, and his psychosis and anxiety had nothing to do with drugs.