DESVENLAFAXINE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for Depression: “The first time I was put on this it worked perfectly I wasn’t depressed, wasn’t suicidal, no side effects at all, then a stupid doctor took me off them because he thought I shouldn’t be on them, now I’m back on them again and having the WORST side effects uncontrollable shaking, head spinning like crazy, nausea, blurred vision, all around sick feeling, it was horrible it scared the crap out of me and I will NOT be taking it again. I am not going through that pain again it was to much. Felt like my heart was going to give out”

Anonymous March 6, 2018

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for Depression: “I have been on Pristiq for more than a month. It works immediately within a few days. I am someone who has depression on and off during course of my life (at hindsight) that I should have taken antidepressant especially my adolescent years when I was really down. Doctor suggested Lexapro 3 years ago when another episode happened but I changed my job. This time with another job issue, he suggested Pristiq instead. I looked up all the experience from here and was skeptical for a week before I took the leap and started taking the medication.I was unable to sleep for the first 2 nights that I changed to take it once I wake up and it worked! Headaches come and go. That’s it for the side effect. I did not gain weight and not affecting sex life. I have never felt this happy or NORMAL before for the longest time. No temper at all that I was . I feel new again!!”

AHA (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 6, 2018

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for Depression: “Horrible medication with tons of severe side effects and even worse withdrawal symptoms.”

PBJ (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 3, 2018

For Anxiety: “I was switched about three days ago from Cymbalta to generic Prestiq. Thus far its all good. I am much more awake all day long and for the first time in years I am thinking of going out to buy some new clothes. I know its early but thus far I am so happy to not be so tired any more and I have become more productive in my work.”

SuperDuper (taken for less than 1 month) March 3, 2018

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: “I was placed on Pristiq about a year and a half ago for my PSTD and major depressive disorder. It worked like a charm. About a month ago though, the generic brand disvenlaxifine became the only one close to Pristiq that my insurance would cover so the physician changed me over. I didn’t notice anything at first, everything seemed the same. I’ve been using it now for about 3 weeks and this past week I’ve started to notice I am getting “brain zaps” even though I haven’t forgotten to take the drug. I’m wondering if anyone else has had this experience? I am hoping it will pass shortly and not that the drug is ineffective for me compared to Pristiq.”

Miranda Mae (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 26, 2018

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for Depression: “I suffered from depression when I was in high school , it have improved for some time , then in college I started having Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) with panic attacks and depression I have tried zoloft before which I have not find to be effective .Before I used pristiq, I used to have irritable mood, short temper, no concentration, poor sleep, low appetite, anhedonia, social anxiety , depression isolated , I was afraid to give speeches, and had poor expression of emotions. Now on Pristiq I am more social, funnier, more energetic having good appetite , more happy, more self confident and having better self esteem, I am not sensitive for rejection and I give my opinion without thinking twice .It has helped me a lot .The only draw back that it cause loss of libido and erectile dysfunction I am taking it for 2 years now .”

Soma February 25, 2018

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