I have been on Pristiq 50 mg for over a year and it was working great. But recently, within the last month, I haven't felt as good. My doctor increased my dosage to 100 mg. I started taking the 100 mg but I started feeling nauseous so I decided to just take 1/2 of the 100 mg pill. However, I continue to feel depressed. I just started taking the 100 mg dosage (day 2) with the hope that the increased dosage can make me feel the way I did when I started taking the 50 mg Pristiq over a year ago. Has anyone taken 50 mg of Pristiq for over a year, had a good response and then increased to 100 mg because the 50 mg wasn't working anymore? Does the nausea subside? Should I consider another medication? Any insight would be very helpful!
A couple of pointers...
Firstly side-effects from Pristiq such as nausea can often occur when a dose is increased but subside as your body adjusts to the new dosage. If you can tolerate the nausea it would be worth persevering with.
Secondly it can take a couple of weeks of taking Pristiq at the increased dosage before you start to feel any positive effects - again worth persevering with.
If you feel you need to reduce your dosage because of the way you are feeling you should see your doctor again.
All the best.
ive only been on 100mg of pristiq for 2 weeks after initial pror 4 wks of 50mg but i find im having severe fatigue sleeping thru the nite aswell as about 4 hrs thru the day and severe indigestion like im having a heart attack im not sure that this is the anti dep for me and sorry i wasnt any help to you but i found nausea increased on the 100mg
- Pristiq Information for Consumers
- Pristiq Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pristiq (detailed)
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