I'd like to hear from those taking 100 mg of Pristiq. I've been taking 50mg since March 2009 - it doesn't seem to be quite enough - especially in regards to the anxiety. Two doctors have told me to increase to 100 but I am hesitant since the manufacturers own studies show it isn't really effective Thank you
Aloha, I just started Pristiq a couple of weeks ago and I am actually doing much better with this anti depressent than the others. In addition, it suppresses my appetite so I have been shedding the extra pounds. I take 100 mg. So far I like it, for anxiety I take the lorazapam. I personally made changes to my meds an the schedule I take them, as a result I am not a zombie walking around and much more functional. Doctors are great but, we are ginnie pigs for them. Sometimes we have to just know what are body is telling us and make adjustments from there. Worst case it doesnt work one way, try another, or go back to what the Dr says. Try not to keep yourself drugged up, thats what was happening to me with all the meds I was on. I hope this helps!
I know two people who have increased their dose of Pristiq from 50mg to 100mg, and both of them have told me that the increase has definitely had a substantial positive impact on their moods. As is the case with everybody--including the people who were in the drug-studies you mention which produced insignificant statistical findings--everyone is different. However, if you know that 50mg is--as you say--not enough, then it may be worth trying the increase...I mean, I know that there are other people out there who take the 100mg b/c the 50mg just wasn't enough, so if you think that it could potentially be of benefit to you, you could ask your doctor about it (and perhaps get a 1-2 week's worth of samples) and see if it produces any positive (or negative!) effects...
I hope that info. may be of some help for you...let us know what you decide to do (and if you do increase your dose, let us know how it goes).
- Pristiq Information for Consumers
- Pristiq Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Pristiq (detailed)
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