Pristiq withdrawal help

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Avatar f tn Yes, Klonopin would relieve the anxiety that you're feeling but proceed with caution because Klonopin daily with Wellbutrin over long periods, will make the benzo withdrawal much harder / dangerous while on Wellbutrin.
Avatar f tn You were trying to taper way to fast. Any tapering should be done with the help of your Dr or you can have these withdrawal symptoms. It sounds like you may need to switch meds since you're having these migraines. You already know this though. I would recommend getting in to see your Dr and making a tapering plan. You're not stuck with this med but it might take awhile to get off of it with no withdrawal symptoms. Then, you can try something different.
Avatar m tn No doctor here, that's on the mental health forum, but there's no equivalency between medications really, you never know how they're going to affect you or if they're going to work at all. Equivalencies are generalizations, and you are an individual. Besides, Pristiq is a different class of drug than Lexapro. Lexapro is an ssri while Pristiq is an snri.
Avatar f tn I started taking 50mg of Pristiq about a year ago because I was feeling extremely depressed and angry at the same time. It really did help me with both issues but at the same time, I felt so relaxed and layed back that I wasn't dealing with things the way they should have been dealt with. I felt like I became a very passive person and anyone who knows me knows I don't allow people to walk all over me. But on this medicine, it was like I just didn't care.
Avatar m tn My wife suffers from bipolar disorder and fibromyalgia. She is currently taking Pristiq for the depression from the bipolar disorder. When she went for her three-month followup today, the doctor wrote her a prescription for Tramadol for the chronic pain from the fibro. However, shortly after taking the Tramadol (15 to 20 minutes after), she got some sudden sharp pains on the left side of her head, and they lasted for a few minutes then passed.
Avatar f tn on Monday,Sept 5th had an appoitment with Psychiatrist, and after i explained her my symptons,( i also cried,was overwhelmed) she said I had a severe depression, so she also prescribed me Pristiq 50mg one tablet per day in the morning after breakfast. I never took the Pristiq i am scared of the side effects,So all this time since September 3rd until ,now October 13th, I've been only on Clonazepan,I am scared of becoming an addict as I have read these pills tend to be addictive.
Avatar m tn If I go back on meds post-partum, I would like to try Prozac/Wellbutrin combo because it's supposed to help with libido/anorgasmia. But, I would consider Pristiq again too if needed. Some people really need medication, some don't and then some of us are in the middle I think. It's a tough call. Just work with your psychiatrist.
Avatar m tn Hello. Pristiq is essentially effexor that has been altered on a molecular level. So I would assume that the withdrawal would be similar. I would get back on it ASAP, and if you want to quit taking it, do so very gradually under a doctors advice.
Avatar m tn I don't know if what you are feeling is from suddenly stopping the pritiq or not, but I find it difficult to believe that your psychiatrist does not have someone on call or an answering service where you could leave a message for him to call you ASAP. It may also be possible that with the symptoms you're describing, head hurts, sore neck, ears and throat, that you may just be coming down with a cold and your anxiety is getting the better of you.
Avatar f tn Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum but not med help its a great site. Well I'm afraid that I don't know where to start and be warned I'm a rambler... so I have been battling depression for years and finally got help 2 years ago and had been taking pristiq while I never felt "better" completely I was able to function and build some better coping mechanisms. About 3 months ago I quit cold turkey withdrawal was awful.
Avatar n tn Were you not tapered off the Pristiq at all? How long were you taking the Pristiq? If you were on it for a month or more, and were not gradually tapered, you most definitely could be experiencing a discontinuation syndrome (like a wd/). The Viibryd would help a little, but the two are not interchangeable, therefore, you may notice some side effects during the adjustment phase. Definitely let your doctor know what's going on.
1314992 tn?1273979518 I would think that you would be able to start the Zoloft right away even though your weaning off the Pristiq. It is a med that can be added to an antidepressant to help even more so it should be safe. Of course I'm not a Dr and the best thing to do is work with your Dr on all of this. Hopefully Zoloft will help you like it did before. Your so right about us all being different. If you did'nt gain weight before chances are you won't this time. Just keep an eye on your appetite.
Avatar m tn i have taken sub. for 3weeks to get off perks. i am down to a crumb a day , but by 5 pm im ready for bed? how do i get off these completly?
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 n tn And don't you just love those unsympathetic MDs who prescribe it and don't know about the withdrawal let alone help you treat it? Yeacch! Any advice, or encourangement out there? PS Steve White's site is excellent.Check it out. Many thanks to Steve for taking the time to develop this site!!
Avatar n tn I have to cut down and recently cut down to 10 a day and have experienced physical and emotional withdrawal symptoms. I have some clonidine and don't know how much to take for withdrawal. What is the recommended dosage. My goal is to eventually cut down to 4 a day, but have been very uncomfortable at 10. I also take effexor and trazadone for depression, but I am so depressed right now. Hydrocodone, believe it or not has helped my depression and has given me something to look forward to.
Avatar n tn Pristiq is ''the new Effexor'' it is normal that you are suffering from withdrawal symptoms as the chemical you get from Pristiq is not exactly the same as Effexor as it's a metabolite of Effexor. There is no miracle cure for withdrawal symptoms but since you are on Pristiq the withdrawal should not last long.
1947387 tn?1325644930 I'm skeptical as I've read bc of the short half life of Pristiq, this basically causes you start the withdrawal process from day 1 again on the days you are skipping a dose so it's a waste of time. I've also read that cutting an extended release pill in half isn't really as bad as people make it sound and that this approach is more effective. There is no way for me to take off sick at work if I get really bad withdrawal so I want to get as much info as I can before attempting this.
Avatar m tn 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 f tn So, they say that you do not actually go through 'withdrawal' from SSRI's because they are not addicting. Instead they like to call it a discontinuation syndrome. Most of the times, doctors don't like to even recognize this discontinuation syndrome and like to tell you that it is your old symptoms of depression and anxiety coming back. Well I beg to differ. I have been on anti-depressants for 4 years now.
Avatar m tn you have received some good advice from very experience users...yes, the symptoms can last this long, but it's also true that the anxiety that had been suppressed can now be causing some of these same try to think through the sources of your distress, and if you want any help with that, you can go to www.myvirtualshrink.
Avatar m tn It could be either one of them. Yes, it could be withdrawal and may go away soon. Or, it could be that you need the meds. It's really hard to say how long withdrawal will last. We're all so different and some of us have almost no withdrawal symptoms after tapering and go on to feel just fine with no depression. It's up to you of course if you want to start back on your meds. I understand what a hard choice it can be.
Avatar f tn Im having a hard time with the mental part of withdrawal. Physically im feeling ok but the mental part is driving me crazy! I cant seem to focus or get up and do anything. I feel really weird, i cant really explain it though. Does anyone know what I mean or has anyone gone through the same thing and how did you get through it?
429155 tn?1205676864 MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
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 f tn Are there any natural ways to level my moods out that won't harm my liver that will help with the panic attacks and depression? I truly need help because my symptoms are getting worse by the day.
Avatar f tn Sometimes patients find that they do not change significantly the levels of FT4 and FT3 as would be expected with meds, because as their FT4 and FT3 levels increase it lowers the TSH and thus the amount of natural thyroid hormone production. In a case like that, the total FT3 and FT4 don't start increasing until after the TSH is suppressed. You really need to get your iron anemia corrected.
Avatar m tn and then be4 I go 2 bed I take a pill of pristiq...well I ran out of pristiq so I haven't taking it for like 3 weeks and then I went to my doctors and starting taking it then I stopped taking my klonopin and pristiq because my parents don't want me to be taking those meds anymore n I feel horrible...
Avatar f tn While the meds often help with the symptoms...therapy will help you to explore any issues/triggers that need to be dealt with, while also teaching you valuable coping skills that you will retain for a lifetime...helping you deal with anxiety when it comes up. Please be sure to let us know how your appt goes, and remember that we are here for you and know what you're going's rough to deal with, but there is help out there...