PRISTIQ: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

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

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

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 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

For Depression “When I first started this drug I was on 25mg for a week. Day 1 I felt like there were no voices in my head. The rest of the week I was back to my depression and was starting to get a yeast infection. The next week I bumped up to 50mg and could barely stop moving I felt super jittery and could not focus AT ALL and was super emotional. Will stop taking this and move to something else. I recommend this drug for anyone who really enjoys the way they feel when you drink too much coffee. I do not recommend this drug for anyone who has anxiety. Even though I was restless and jittery I still felt incredibly exhausted and sleepy but was unable to sleep. Also had sexual problems. Again not a good drug to use for people with GAD or Panic disorder. Not looking forward to stopping it either because the withdraw symptoms are said to be horrible.”

Slc531995 (taken for less than 1 month) February 23, 2018

For Depression “I just wanted to share as when I started pristiq I googled so much about how long it would take to work. I was actually prescribed in for anxiety and panic. I had awful side effects full on for the first week, dizzy, drowsy, I felt really isolated as I felt so out of it and pretty much took the week off work and stayed in bed all day and night. I am going into my 8th week and it is only now that I can honestly say I am feeling close to being the old me- I have also started seeing a psychologist. If anyone out there is struggling I would give it at least this time. It is so hard but to persevere will be worth it hopefully.”

Kelly Sydney February 10, 2018

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