I also would like to know does depression medication help you or prevent you?
I don't know how many people who take Pristiq get better, but I do know that it has helped me greatly. I have been on Pristiq for quite awhile now and have never felt so good. I also take Wellbutrin with the Pristiq.
I'm not sure what you mean by your other question, does pristiq help or prevent what?
i have had depression for many years and have tried everything. the problem with lots of the antidepressants is that their effect wears off after you've been on them awhile. not all do this, but some. i started pristiq because the cymbalta had run its course, but i was on it a good 4 years. my doc suggested pristiq. i started it with his samples because it is incredibly expensive. even when i got health insurance i still couldn't afford it-the co-pay was still too high. so i stayed on his samples for as long as i could, then i he told me i should apply for the patient assistance program, so i have done that, and the company will be sending me free pristiq. it really really works but its cost-prohibitive. i qualified for low income help from them. it deals with chemicals in your brain that you don't have enough of to feel happy. for me, i don't notice any side effects either.
and to answer your question, i don't know how many people feel better on it. but i do know that people close to me who have been prescribed it have gotten good results. it does take time, but not as long as the other ones, to kick in. hope this helps. good luck to you.
- Pristiq Information for Consumers
- Pristiq Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pristiq (detailed)
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