Although depression is my main issue, I have suffered anxiety for awhile and it has been getting steadily worse for a few months.
I have been off anti-depressants (Lexapro, Effexor) for over a year, but a week ago started on Pristiq for depression on recommendation from my doctor.
Since starting the Pristiq a week ago, there has been a massive spike in my anxiety, and the past two days have been almost unbearable.
Has anyone out there suffered anxiety as a side-effect of Pristiq?
I plan on stopping taking it - is this a good idea? The anxiety could be completely unrelated to the Pristiq, I don't know.
Unfortunately my doctor is away for the next 2 weeks so I can't call him or have an appointment.