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I have been taken Pristiq 50mg for four weeks now but still depressed, Is this normal?

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WildcatVet 26 Nov 2015

Hi, O! Some people begin to feel a little better at about four weeks, but it can tak 6-8 to reach therapeutic levels in your bloodstream. Chances are you'll be feeling better very soon but if after another few weeks things are still not good enough talk to your doctor, explain that you're still depressed, and ask about a possibly dosage increase. The maintenance dose for some folks is as high as 400mg daily so you have lots and lots of room.
Best wishes! WCV
PS, we're just regular folk but we'll be happy to share advice and personal experiences if that might help.

Ogunmodede 26 Nov 2015

Thank you very much.

chuck1957 27 Nov 2015

Just as WCV HAS SAID, You might talk with your doctor about a dose increase even it it takes 6 to 8 weeks to reach the full benefit. But most feel some kind of relief by now. kind of have to leave it to you.But they have had very good results with this Medication. Chuck1957

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