My doctor raised my Pristiq dose from 50mg to 75mg three weeks ago. The first two weeks were uneventful but this past week I have experienced so many side effects, foggy, amped up and a slightly rapid heart beat, My doctor told me that maybe I should try stepping down to 50mg but from experience I don't do well with tapering from antidepressants.
My Question is: Has anyone split the dose? i.e. take the 50mg in am and the 25 pm?
Also: I have read reports of many different time spans for relief of side effects and the beginning of full effectiveness. Is this normal? Thank you so much