Has anyone switched from generic Lexapro (escitalopram) to generic Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) with success? Was on Lexapro 20mg for about 5 years and then it stopped working for my anxiety and panic disorder. Was having bad panic attacks. Doctor put me on generic Pristiq. Started with 25 mg for 2 weeks and then increased to 50 mg while slowly tapering off the Lexapro. I am having horrible headaches and feel agitated. I have been on the Pristiq for 5 weeks now and am wondering if the headaches are from the Pristiq or the Lexapro withdrawal. I am also having regular panic attacks but they don't seem to be as powerful but that may be because he gave me 0.5 mg of Klonopin to use as needed. Doctor says Pristiq is a better drug for panic but I am wondering if anybody has had success with Pristiq for anxiety & panic attacks? Thank you
Is Pristiq a newer drug for panic... I see advertisement for it on TV? Personally, I never tried this antidepressant! The Klonopin 0.5mg should help you with the anxiety & panic. I too suffer from anxiety & panic (what a blessing it is). I take 0.5mg of Alprazolam when the anxiety comes on, otherwise it gets out of control & it will go into a full blown panic attack.
Take care & hope you will feel better!
I went from lexapro to Pristiq just fine for anxiety/panic attacks. You will have the headaches getting off lexapro. Took Pristiq for 8 years. Getting off of it is a nightmare because of how the pill extended release works. I had no side effects with Pristiq though.
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