So as some of you may or may not know I have severe fatigue due to major depression they tried me on stimulants but I ended up becoming addicted to these and I had to stop. Recently they tried Provigil but Insurance stopped paying for it and then they tried Nuvigil and Strattera both of which had promising starts but quickly fizzled out. So I read up Pristiq and it looks like it is good for depression, and to give you energy, and its not a stimulant. Can anyone give me further advice on this med? Do you think it could help my situation?
I think Pristiq have some stimulant like properties. I tried it and I felt better the same day but it made my already high blood pressure go higher. So I can't use it. But if your BP is normal then try it. I have a hunch it's very good. Along similar lines is Wellbutrin. But not Wellbutrin XL. The Wellbutrin 150 mg SR tabs are also stimulant like in their effect. And now that I am also on Bupe I am getting very good A-D results by taking Wellbutrin and Bupe. Better than either one alone.
It is possible. I take Pristiq and have found it very useful for the depression and helping my tiredness. I forget, what other meds are you taking now? Just gonna have to mention it to the doc and see what he has to say.
- Pristiq Information for Consumers
- Pristiq Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pristiq (detailed)
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