I am a 28 year old female and my doctor just recommended that I try Pristiq to see if it will help alleviate my anxiety and recent symptoms of depression. I have never taken any sort of antidepressant and my biggest fear is becoming addicted/reliant. I was wondering if, for those that had a positive experience while on Pristiq, how did you feel when you stopped taking it? Did you find you returned to feeling the same prior to taking it (ie: feelings of depression?)? I'm assuming that if you have depression and start taking medication, won't the depression always return once you stop taking medication?
Thanks in advance!