Other anti anxiety meds before and they all cause my anxiety to get worse. I have read some of the reviews on pristiq, and in general everyone seems to really like it. I am just nervous because my anxiety effects me physically, really bad. If anyone has any advice I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
I have taken Pristiq and found it very helpful for my anxiety and depression, but we are all different. It isn't too unusual to experience heightened anxiety when you first start taking a medication of this kind. This generally subsides with continued use. It may take a little while to get use to this med, but I found the adjustment period worth the wait.
It has been my experience in over 30 years of treatment for Severe Depression and Bi polar Disorder that side effects of these meds.are very individual and all you can do is give them a try, sometimes mine work for a while and then don't. Or some unbearable side effects start up 6 months down the road. I just got a prescription today for Pristiq. I am nervous about starting it, but all I can do right now is hang on in case it takes me for a ride.
- Pristiq Information for Consumers
- Pristiq Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pristiq (detailed)
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