I took the last 50mg pristiq 3 weeks and 4 days ago. Still experiencing sweating, (brain zaps, I was on for Effexor as well for 2 months before I started the pristiq) but the worst thing has been the HORRIFIC COTTONMOUTH!!! I’m so beyond sick of it, started maybe a week after going on pristiq (which I’ve been on in the past, when I was major depressive disorder & severe anxiety, among other things and sweating was the only issue, last year was told I’m really suffering from bipolar type 2 with hypomania so on lamictal (mood stabilizer) since March) and I think that’s why I’ve been having not only more side effects on antidepressants (this is my 6th try on a different antidepressant in 2 months which is ridiculous in itself).
Back to the pristiq withdrawal, almost a month from the last pill, still going through severe withdrawal. Does anyone else have the issue of severe cottonmouth as well? It’s so bad, I have to do biotine multiple times a day and even then it’s still there just fills it for a very short period of time. But it’s frustrating because of my mental illnesses, I go to group and individual therapy and I’ll be talking, the insides of my lips will stick to my teeth, my tongue gets all dry so it’s an issue just to talk! And I drink plenty of water because I was diagnosed in my mid 20’s with medullary sponge kidney (constantly have kidney stones but they stay small enough to pass with minimal-no pain, and to maintain that, no caffeine or anything that can dehydrate. So I’m always drinking water. Anyone else have those issues with cottonmouth and know a way to at least reduce it until the withdrawal is finally over? Thanks in advance.