Pristiq with zoloft

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7650348 tn?1393010231 I told myself give this another try with a new Dr. He put me on xanax for bed with a dose of zoloft. That lasted about 2 weeks! The xanax helped but the zoloft was making me crazy. I then got prescribed lexapro HORRIBLE for me. My Dr then put me on viibryd for about 4 months and it was too much, I thought I was going to pass out and die. At this point I took my butt to the Dr and told him firmly that I think there is something else wrong.
Avatar n tn who cares if you have to take a pill everyday if its safe, doctor perscribed, NON ADDICTIVE, and helps with your moods and possibly with your addiction!! If it wasn't for zoloft I would never want to stop using oxycotin but that is no way to live... I'm sure you have lost money and friends as have I!! I have SERIOUS anxiety which the zoloft helps me with but honestly its the therapy that will help us all the most!! And Xanax for an addict is a death trap....
Avatar m tn When I first started taking medication for anxiety and depression, I took Effexor. Over aobut 2 months, I gradually felt better. My doctor prescribed Valium along with the Effexor until the med kicked in and we got the dose set. Having both worked very well for me. As the Effexor kicked in we weaned off the Valium. I took Effexor 75 mg for three years with very good results (I promise I will get to Prisiq soon.
1314992 tn?1273979518 Anyway - Reading through this forum and a few others, a lot of people have had complaint of weight gain with Zoloft. Last I took Zoloft was 3-ish years ago and experienced no weight gain (if anything, weight was lost). What is the likelihood I'd start gaining weight this go-around? (I know - probably a stupid question since all medications affect everybody differently.) Also - my GP didn't go into detail about the weaning off process or if I should wean from Pristiq.
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 f tn 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. I tried Pristiq this time since it's an SNRI but appears it's still causing the migraines.
Avatar f tn Hi. I tried Pristiq in an attempt to help with menopausal symptoms. I was (and am) on Effexor XR, and Pristiq is almost identical to Effexor XR. I think the only difference is in their molecules. I didn't find Pristiq any better (for me) than Effexor XR, so I went back to Effexor XR. I wish you the best of luck with it. I hope it works for you.
7650348 tn?1393010231 I told myself give this another try with a new Dr. He put me on xanax for bed with a dose of zoloft. That lasted about 2 weeks! The xanax helped but the zoloft was making me crazy. I then got prescribed lexapro HORRIBLE for me. My Dr then put me on viibryd for about 4 months and it was too much, I thought I was going to pass out and die. At this point I took my butt to the Dr and told him firmly that I think there is something else wrong.
Avatar f tn I am just curious to hear about any personal experiences you may have had with Pristiq and/or Effexor. My doctor has been favoring Pristiq but with no real valid reasons why and when I researched the two, based on clinical findings, I'm not sure that Pristiq is really better than Effexor. Thoughts?
Avatar m tn My only complaint with Pristiq is that at 100Mgs a day dosage I have sexual side effects from it. I am male and it has reduced my sex drive by about 50% which I hate. The side effects of stopping Pristiq are much the same as with Effexor. They can be rough as I once ran out for two days and had withdrawls.
Avatar f tn I have been taking zoloft 100mg for about 7 years originally because of a bad breakup with a boyfriend. Now I am feeling super weird. A couple months ago Rite Aid stopped carrying the same version I was taking and have a new manufacturer. I was feeling the withdrawals immediately and thought I should go back to the original manufacturer. Now I am completely unbalanced. When I take Zoloft I feel it zoom in my head, I am immediately hungry and lack any kind of sex drive.
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 m tn ), but they seem a little out of date and have worse side effects. So that leaves me with Pristiq or Cymbalta (Remeron is another choice, but I haven't heard much about it). I've read the side effects and dangers for both, but am uncertain which one to go with. Pristiq seems like it's very similar to Effexor, so would it have the same sexual side effects?
Avatar n tn And I am coming off Lexapro due to side effects, so I was wondering if they are the same, worse, or not at all with Pristiq.
Avatar f tn I switched from Prozac to Pristiq when my Prozac pooped out on me after 20 years. I have OCD with panic disorder and was in a bad way with horrible panic and anxiety. The Pristiq worked well but slow. My Doc raised my doses in 50 ml increments until I got up to 200 ml. I felt better little bits at a time but it really kicked in at 200 ml. It goes slow but it does work. Don't give up on it too soon. Don't be afraid to go up in dosage a little bit at a time.
7650348 tn?1393010231 I told myself give this another try with a new Dr. He put me on xanax for bed with a dose of zoloft. That lasted about 2 weeks! The xanax helped but the zoloft was making me crazy. I then got prescribed lexapro HORRIBLE for me. My Dr then put me on viibryd for about 4 months and it was too much, I thought I was going to pass out and die. At this point I took my butt to the Dr and told him firmly that I think there is something else wrong.
Avatar n tn But did you wean off of it as you introduced the Pristiq? 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.
719694 tn?1235179675 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. You know, you sometimes don't think things work anymore when in reality they do because if you use hindsight, you can see how they really were working. I told him, I told him how I'm tired of gaining weight, I'm tired of feeling this way, and I'm tired of crying all the time.
Avatar f tn SAME WITH ME, JUST STARTED PRISTIQ TODAY FROM ZOLOFT.
Avatar m tn Hey everyone I was hoping for some feedback from anyone with xperience with zoloft. I have suffered from extreme anxiety/ panic disoder and depression for most of my life.(I'm 24 years old) it went untreated for a while. I finally found a good DR. about a year and a half ago. I have been on zoloft and perfectly stable for 18 months. It really changed my life my anxiety was almost non existent and depression was literally absent.
Avatar m tn It's good to be vigilant with your meds and question anything, I think passivity with meds can be dangerous. Zoloft is a great drug, I was on the drug for about 4 yrs, probably the best one I was one, but all of them have "poop" out, but this one seems to last longer then most, before that I was on Luvox for 5 years :) Besides dry mouth, which they all give you - watch for bruxism (clenching jaw or grinding teeth) doesn't happen much, but be aware..
Avatar m tn I dont know how common it is but in itself it doesnt sound like a weird combo.Think its good though youre going for a second opinion.
603543 tn?1255298050 I have been on 50mg pristiq for a couple of months now. I switched from 200mg Zoloft. First of all, I have gained weight, I am fatigued all the time. I sleep and after a couple of hours need another hour or so nap. I am not motivated to do anything, my body aches all over. The one thing I love about Pristiq is no 'hot flashes' and profuse sweating, but I am beginning to wonder if the bad side effects are going to get any better. If not I will have to switch back.
1489588 tn?1304001895 My new doctor said they were the same thing and that I should drop Pristiq, which I did for a while with awful results. I went back to the doctor and explained what had been happening since I went off of it. He immediately put me back on it and said that since it was working for me, he could find no research that said that it should not be done, just that it normally wasn't.
Avatar n tn My husband abruptly stopped taking his Zoloft several weeks ago without discussing with me prior. He thought he was gaining too much weight while on the medication. I have been in pure hell for the last month. Our relationship is going down the tubes and I can't seem to get through to him. He has lashed out repeatedly at me and has no patience with our son. I feel like his anxiety/depression has reached a worse place than it was even before he began anti depressants.
Avatar f tn First morning, I had little nausea for an hour but didint have really side effects. But I have extrasystoles everyday since. I had that with effexor and pristiq in the past. My doc told me brintelix wouldnt be suppose to give me that when she prescribed it to me. So im asking, could this be cause by the new med or from the quitting of zoloft! Im scared to make an heart attack or something! I just dont kow what to do cause it scares me a lot!
Avatar m tn Instead she weaned me off the Zoloft in only 9 days with instructions to start pristiq 50 mg daily after the nine days. She failed to tell me the hell I would go through weaning off Zoloft. I'm afraid to sleep in the same room with my wife due to the nightmares and that I might hit her in my sleep. I also feel like I have mini shocks through my body, very anxious and down. I used to really like my doctor but now she is so busy our visits are 3 - 5 minutes.
Avatar f tn Appt w/psychiatrist. The NP switched me to Zoloft. Low dose of Zoloft for a week(50mg) while taking low dose Cymbalta for a week(30mg). Week 2- stop Cymbalta and start 100mg Zoloft. Appx Feb 8, I had a horrible panic attack (hadn't had one in YEARS). Then everything snowballed- anxiety, agitation, feeling crazy, disconnected, frightened. Called Psych & got in. Apparently Zoloft not a good med for me.