My new Ins. want pay for Effexor any more and it's helped me for 20 years. I'm hoping Pristiq is as good as Effexor Xr.
Gidget; I have a few answers for you this really ticks me off when the Insurance companies do this to us. But many people do just as well on Pristiq as they do the Effexor XR The Pristiq is more a synthetic one that they have taken some of the Monique out believing you get fewer side effects from it. THE JURY IS STILL OUT ON THAT. But most important when you change to make sure you take it at the same time as your body is used to the Effexor XR. #2 You could see if the doctor well sends in a prior authorization for the Effexor telling the Insurance company you have been on it 20 years and they are worried about changing you. last # 3 YOU GO TO THE TOP OF THIS PAGE YOU WELL SEE A SEARCH BAR TYPE IN EFFEXOR XR i DON'T KNOW IF YOU TAKING BRAND OR GENERIC BUT ANYWAY A DROP DOWN SCREEN COMES DOWN and there is an offer from the company that makes it sell it to you from many local Pharmacies for $14.00 You might want to try that. But anyway the bottom line is there is not enough difference to worry about this. But this well give you some options if you have any problems. best of luck to you and I hope that we'll help you we don't like changes so that is several options. Have a great day whatever you do you must start it soon because it can take a time to get the paperwork done. good luck. feel free and let me know how this works out for you Chuck1957
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