I am taking it for the first time and am on day 5. I feel light headed, gassy, and the dreams are very intense(not nightmares)
It's unfortunate that no one who has used Pristiq responded.
Abnormal dreams, is a known side effect of Pristiq and happen in about 4% of the population taking it.
The link below has reviews (I haven't read through all of them) ... someone may have mentioned something of interest to you.
yes from what I have read you can have what they call vivid dreams as you say not nightmares, other side effects are listed but as with all medications they have to list them I hope in some small way I have been of help if you have other problems please don't hesitate to talk with the doctor let us know how you are
I have been taking it for a year but recently started having these dreams that are so real, I have actually called someone and responded to something I must have dreamed about because I found out we had never talked about it. I also dreamed I went to a movie instead of my daughter's wedding and the next day, I was really upset, sad and had lingering feelings that I needed to apologize to her for doing such a horrible thing. It was awful!
I normally dream almost every night, or during a nap, vividly with almost total recall and in full color. But the dreaming on Pristiq was almost totally intensified and either really unpleasant or really exiciting. I didn't like it. I was exhausted in the morning. Also, my left breast developed pain which I really think might be my heart racing. the most scary thing was I was driving home the way I always do and all of a sudden had no idea where I was. I panicked big time. I turned on the wrong street miles from where my turn was. Happened several times and I just quit taking it. Only took it for three weeks - have no withdrawal symptoms other than a wild dream last night but I've been off for three days and my heart seems better. Can't see my psych doc anymore thank you Obama care so looking for a new one.
This drug has really helped me get out of depression with little side effects. However, I have been having crazy vivid dreams ever since I've been on it! I can almost recall all of my dreams from the past week. If you ask me to tell you about my dream last night, I can describe it to you in great details. It's really bizarre and kind of annoying. Some people would like to dream more, but my dreams just don't make any sense. They aren't pleasant at all.
So glad to find this thread! Have been on 50mgs of Pristiq for almost a year. Was a wonder drug for me, felt immediate relief and mood improvement within the first week.
However, the past two weeks, I've suddenly started having very vivid and disturbing nightmares. I haven't dreamed in nearly ten years (that I can recall) because I take a sleeping pill to sleep for anxiety based insomnia. The nightmares were/are brutal. I'm stopping Pristiq and have an appt with the doctor next week. So glad I found thus thread, I was freaking out, thinking something was seriously wrong.
OMG! I have been on Pristiq for over a year. LOVED it while I was taking it, but weening off of it now and I am having the most HORRIBLE nightmares! I recall having vivid dreams (but not nightmares!) while starting to take it, but the nightmares I am having while weening off of it are HORRIBLE and very vivid. I am on 100 mg per day. I will be glad when these symptoms subside!
- Pristiq Information for Consumers
- Pristiq Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pristiq (detailed)
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