I have been taking pristiq for well over four years. I have been weaning off of it for months with the help of my doctor. After the appropriate time of weaning off of it, I stopped taking it altogether and after being off of it for less than a week I was having extreme drug withdrawal symptoms. I do not know why.
I, too, took Pristiq for many years and recently weaned off it. I stopped about 6 weeks ago. While the queasiness and diarrhea have been rough I can assure you it gradually gets better. Although I still have rough patches with the physical withdrawal, my mood has been stable. For this I am thankful.
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- Side Effects of Pristiq (detailed)
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