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Dying for sleep, but getting no relief! HELP!?

I'm currently in a crushing marital separation after 28 yrs. with my wife. Am in major depression, starting Pristiq after a month of Prozac. I have tried melatonin, Tylenol and Advil PM, Benedryl and have read as many sleep related articles as I can. I took a month of Lunesta and now am taking... read more

How long do withdrawals from Prestiq last?

My Dr. gradually tapered my dose, but the side effects are horrible. I am having dizziness, mind zaps, chills, emotional craziness & just real tired of feeling like this. I took my last dose 5 days ago. How much longer will this last?

Pristiq - Has this caused weight gain or loss in you, and if so how much?

I have been taking Lexipro for a year now and although it has helped with my anxiety it has also caused me to gain 10 pounds. I’ve asked my doctor if there’s a medicine that doesn’t cause weight gain and she recommended Pristiq, and mentioned that it might cause weight loss. As a... read more

How do I stop taking Pristiq?

Has anyone experienced vivid dreaming on Pristiq?

I am taking it for the first time and am on day 5. I feel light headed, gassy, and the dreams are very intense(not nightmares)

Has anyone switched from Wellbutrin to Pristiq? Have you had good or bad results?

A few months ago I was switched from Paxil to Wellbutrin due to extreme sadness, but worse than that, complete lack of motivation, both at home and at work. My doctor suggested Pristiq but since it has a much higher co-pay than Wellbutrin, we decided to try Wellbutrin first. For the first 8 weeks... read more

Does anyone experience leg cramps with Pristiq or Cymbalta?

I was on Serzone for years until they quit making it. My doctor put me on Cymbalta and I absolutely love how it made me feel. I started noticing that I was having muscle cramps a lot. Finally the cramps got to be so bad that I talked to my doctor about it. He changed my medication to Pristiq and I... read more

Is this standard? Switching from SSRI (Lexapro) to Pristiq--Need feedback from similar situations!?

I have been on 20mg of Lexapro for a little over a year. I saw my doctor yesterday and told her that despite the difference Lexapro had provided, I was still not very "happy" (and never had been... it basically made me dysphoric rather than crying all the time), and the fact that I have... read more

Stopped taking Pristiq - how long before dizziness goes away?

I was on Effexor 150mg for 10 years and wanted to be drug free. The Dr. said it would be a difficult withdrawal process and suggested I get on Pristiq as it would be easier to withdraw from. What a nightmare! I switched on November 28th from Effexor 150mg to Pristiq 100mg and after 3 weeks went... read more

What is an equal dosage of Pristiq 50mg 1 daily and Effexor?

I have stopped taking Pristiq 50mg. per day and have been put on Effexor at 225 mg per day - what dosage of Effexor is required to equal 50mg. of Pristiq?

I Take Wellbutrin 150mg and Pristiq 50mg a day; Is this a good Combination? Are both SNRI's?

My Dr. added 50mg Pristiq 50mg due to the severe depression I couldn't stop. He also added Lamictal 100mg and Abilify 5mg also which I stopped 4 days ago due to the horror stories I read about it. I really need to know if Wellbutrin and Pristiq is a good combination. Thank you for your help.

Just started Pristiq this morning. Feel extremely nauseos and sleepy?

Does anyone else have this problem? Do you have to take it at night? I feel really terrible and extremely lethargic. Please help. Only taking 50mg.

Does Lyrica have an anti-depressant effect?

I have both type-2 bipolar disorder and fibromyalgia. My bipolar control has been iffy the last year and a half. My MPH is reluctant to play with SSNRIs anymore since I'm on 100 mg of Pristiq -- too worried about serotonin syndrome. Late last year, my PCP decided fibromyalgia was playing an... read more

Has anyone started 50 mg of Pristiq and Then Increased to 100mg because 50mg was no longer working?

I have been on Pristiq 50 mg for over a year and it was working great. But recently, within the last month, I haven't felt as good. My doctor increased my dosage to 100 mg. I started taking the 100 mg but I started feeling nauseous so I decided to just take 1/2 of the 100 mg pill. However, I... read more

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