Pristiq and zoloft

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1314992 tn?1273975918 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).
Avatar m tn I just had abilify added to my Pristiq and Remeron.. I used to be on Zoloft 150mg but it just didn't seem to be working after 5 years of being on it. I was getting to the top dose of 200mg and that is why he added the Remeron. That was a magical combination however, anxiety was still bad and i couldn'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.
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 f tn But I think this drug is more like an ssri than an snri, which is what effexor and pristiq are. Keep in mind effexor and pristiq are almost identical drugs, with pristiq just eliminating some of the molecules in order hopefully to reduce side effects but mostly to get new patent protection. It's like Celexa and Lexapro. This class of drugs is stimulating as it targets norepinephrine as well as serotonin, and is usually not used for primary anxiety as a result.
Avatar m tn just started taking zoloft this morning. This is my 3rd antidepressant this month. Pristiq and remeron didn't work for me (well, the pristiq did but the side effects were brutal) so my doc put me on zoloft. I was on effexor last year which helped a great deal but the sexual side effects were starting to worry me. I got off the effexor and was drug free for 6 months when my world came crashing down.
Avatar f tn I had better luck with Zoloft when I was about 20 getting panic attacks and took it a while and was able to get my life together and get off of it. I been fine for years and now I am 27 and getting anxiety and panic attacks. I been taking klonopin but don't want to be addicted. Anyway I asked if I can be put on ativan instead but she told me klonopin is the least addictive. Is this true? I was once taking it everyday and now i'm down to taking half of 1mg every 2 or 3 days.
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.
Avatar m tn My 18 year old daughter spent the last 4 months weening off Pristiq and now feel she really needs something for depression and anxiety. So my question, how long to start feeling the effects of Zoloft? She is starting at 50 mg for a week then moving up to 100mg. Any information would be helpful.. I realize everyone is different, but would like to know some experiences.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone I went to my doctor and she took me off the zoloft and put me on pristiq to help with my panic and anxiety. Has it helped anyone? Also she told me to not taper off the zoloft and it's safe to just start the pristiq.
Avatar n tn with meds it's always trial& error i take zoloft 50mg/day for anxiety and depression i took prozac in '94 and it was not for me people respond differently to meds what might work for me might not work for you.
Avatar f tn I just recently got on Pristiq 50mg and have had a migraine everyday since. (10days). I initially started with 25mg and did not get any migraines. For about 10 years, I was on Zoloft and had about 8-12 migraine days a month. I got off it last year and my migraines went down to 1-3 a month. I had no idea the Zoloft was the cause until I discontinued it. Unfortunately my panic started coming back and I really need the antidepressant.
Avatar n tn I have tried both pristiq and zoloft and have terrible nightmares. Doctor is now changing me to lexapro. I am wondering if there are any antidepressants that do not have this effect on some people? Thanks so much.
Avatar m tn I have been on Zoloft 100mg since 1998 and then from in2005 doctor increased my dose to 150 mg. First when my doctor put me on Zoloft 100mg, I was very satisfied but after 4/5 years I was start feeling same as was 1998 very depressed and I was always very sad, feeling crying even die. But Zoloft gave me my life back. But after even increased dose, not much help me. But now I am depressed even more was before 1998. My doctor not even taking serious and said, 'You just think too much".
Avatar n tn I have been taking the pristiq now for over 3 months, and this is the newest add to my list (klonipin next newest at a little over 4 months -- the rest have been years.) I have just recently started getting these odd shocky type feelings through my arms, legs, sides, neck ... I really don't know how to describe tem, it's not quite electrical, but it's a good analogy. sometimes it almost just feels as if I can physically feel my blood moving through my veins.
Avatar m tn t drink it, i used many drugs, including Cipralex, Effexor XR, Pristiq,zoloft,prozac,seroxat + seroxat Cr25, cymbalta(for 3 days only) rivotrail 0.5 for 3 years 1 tab daily. All the previous drug prescribed by my doctor. My general situation improved from anxiety and depression and I feel well, but still i have a difficulty swallowing, Note: anxiety symptoms disappear and come back without obvious reasons.
Avatar f tn Please note I am scared to death to take (lexapro, zoloft, prozac) so now I am afraid to take pristiq and have not even tried it yet. Also, since the anxiety and panic attacks started daily I have developed a irregular heartbeat (skipped or fluttery beats). My doctor has me on 5 mg of Ziac which is a blood pressure beta blocker med. Now she has decided to up that to 10mg per day because my heart rate was 90 bpm when I saw her the other day and we were just sitting there talking.
Avatar f tn I would think Lexapro would have been the next logical choice after Zoloft, and Prozac before Zoloft. The reason Zoloft was prescribed most likely is it appears to be the most effective for anxiety, and the next drug that came on the market, Paxil, is, along with Effexor, the most difficult drugs out there. But there was still Celexa and its newer version Lexapro to try. Buspar isn't an antidepressant, it's supposedly anti-anxiety, but hasn't proven to work well.
1489588 tn?1303998295 When I take Savella and Pristiq together, it works wonders. When both my pain dr and my psychiatrist got together and said I couldn't take them together, I became very depressed after getting off of Savella. I didn't want to kill myself, but I sure didn't want to live. Lyrica put me to sleep in horrible ways, Cymbalta doesn't work for me and anything like Prozac or Lexapro or Zoloft is candy to me. I also take Norco.
Avatar f tn Well he also gave me Xanax to take. I have only taken it a few times, I took Zoloft a while back and couldn't handle the side effects so I went back and he put me on Effexor. I have been more shaky and anxious and upset stomach... the same thing happened on the Zoloft. I don't want to be on this med any longer bcus of the bad experience I had with the Zoloft. I have been looking and the pristiq is almost just like the Effexor, I don't know what to do!?!?!?
Avatar f tn 3 weeks ago to Pristiq 50mg. The first week I took 30mg Cymbalta then 2nd week and since, no Cymbalta and only Pristiq (still taking buspar & Xanax prn) I feel I'm noticing small improvements in the past cpl weeks but not back to normal. Today is a rough day with anxiety/adrenaline/agitation. I so want outta this hole and praying it works for me. Anyone else have success switching to Pristiq? Would like to hear how long it took for ppl to notice a difference.
Avatar m tn thanks for the comment..very true on the benzo's. Multiple addiction is very difficult to manage when Effexor..narcotics..AND benzos have always been prescrided and taken as directed for 2-3 decades. I beleave they would call this terminal addiction?
603543 tn?1255294450 I take my Pristiq right after lunch. It kind of depends on your choice. It doesn't make me sleepy so I can do that. If it keeps you awake at night then take in the the morning or noon. If it makes you sleepy then take in in the evening. You should do well on it. I have found it to be a very clean antidepressant. Weith makes it and they really know their stuff. They have some of the best antidepressants in the world.
Avatar n tn m 21 and a student at the university of oregon and drs diagnosed me with depression and put me on prozac, wellbutrin, pristiq, and zoloft to no avail. This year has been awful. I went in for signs of depression. i.e. lack of concentration, memory, no wanting to do anything . Just recently I went in to get a std test and it came back negative(good things) but the dr said i have low testosterone. I went to see a dr at Oregon Health Science Institute and he put me on testosterone injections.
Avatar f tn t instil much confidence in me I have to say..after I told him her reaction he then prescribed another drug (Zoloft) and said it's just a matter of finding the right one that agrees with her.
Avatar f tn Well I was on celexa then switched to zoloft then switched to pristiq...all in a time frame of a year and half. I been taking the pristiq 3 weeks now went on it straight from zoloft. I was taking it for anxiety/panic. I did a good tapering plan I am doing it very slowly now. i tried doing it cold turkey and I thought my life was over. I spoke with the doctor and said ti was ok to do it that way. I just am so afraid whenever I stop to feel this way!
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.
Avatar m tn t drink it, i used many drugs, including Cipralex, Effexor XR, Pristiq,zoloft,prozac,seroxat + seroxat Cr25, cymbalta(for 3 days only) rivotrail 0.5 for 3 years 1 tab daily. All the previous drug prescribed by my doctor. My general situation improved from anxiety and depression and I feel well, but still i have a difficulty swallowing, Note: anxiety symptoms disappear and come back without obvious reasons.
Avatar f tn i take clonazepam which is the only thing that works, but every couple of years i hit a wall and need to up the antidepressant. 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.
Avatar n tn Since July we have tried 2 of those, Pristiq and Zoloft. Pristiq was doing ok until I started having increased anxiety and some of my fingers were jumping. I came off and started on Zoloft. Zoloft caused me to wake up early each morning with horrible anxiety and my stomach in knots and I literally felt like I was shaking on the inside. It was a horrible few weeks. My doc decided to put me back on Celexa.