Does anyone here take pristiq? Whats your experience been like on it?
I've found myself to be very angry in recent time and the only thing that has changed is i started taking pristiq. I'm thinking of stopping taking it. How do i go about this? You aren't meant to just stop apparently. So what do you do?
I'm also wondering how many different AD's did you try before you found the right one for you? I've been on lexapro which didn't seem to have any affect, good or bad. I think the pristiq has a number of side effects.
Do you just keep on trying until you find the right one?
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04-06-2012 20:58 #1
06-06-2012 18:42 #2
I have been on pristiq for quite some time. I don't find it makes me angry - but everyone reacts differently. I was on another (for PND), that i found if i forgot even an hour late, i had some funny wobbly things go on in my head. Then, we were trying for another child and was put onto Zoloft - it sent me into a DEEP DEPRESSION (different to what i've experienced before), and it was just terrible. Ater a while - went on pristiq. For me personally - i have found it the best, but if you don't think its doing the trick - and making you angry, then i suggest you talk to your Doctor and look at alternatives. Just remember that you need to ween off them before swapping to another type... Hope it all works out ok.
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06-06-2012 18:50 #3
I've been doing a bit of googling and apparently anger is a fairly common side affect.
I tried not taking them today and had the weird wobbly feeling you described.
Apparently there is no way to taper off pristiq because 50mg is the smallest size it comes in.
I want to try going AD free. So i think i might just have to quit cold turkey and deal with the weird wobbly feelings.
06-06-2012 18:52 #4
I'm now in pristiq and it's a god send for me helps me so much I was on Effexor xr 150 mg for 6 years and it no longer had any effect changed to cymbalta and was a horrid moody cow pushed away everyone I love and nasty n angry in general. Pristiq has been great for me hope you find what works best for you
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06-06-2012 20:12 #5
I was on Pristiq for 12months and it saved my life
However, coming off it was a bit of a nightmare. It took me three months to finally feel physically well and clear of the medication. For about 3 weeks I was taking it on alternative days and then just stopped taking it altogether. The wobbly feeling was pretty mild compared to the 'brain zaps', nausea, and general feeling of fragility.
I have a thread floating around on here somewhere.
Does your gp and/or psych know that you are going to stop the meds?
pm me if you want HarvestM, I'm happy to answer any questions and offer whatever support I can
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