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5 htp and pristiq

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
More needs to be: known about 5-HTP before recommending its use. There have been recent reports of eosinophilia myalgia syndrome associated with its use or contaminatio ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Why are you taking: 5-Hydroxytryptophan & Pristiq together? Does your psychiatrist have any idea that you are combining these? Is your psychiatrist aware of your sym ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
26 years experience Psychiatry
Not safe generally: T-htp is the precursor for serotonin in your body. Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Both of them can cause e ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr. Cho: This combination may increase risk of Serotonin Syndroem. Don't recommend.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: Desvenlafaxine has a half life of 11 hours and should be completely washed out after one week. However, some doc must have given you g and 5-htp. C ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
2-4 weeks: Typically should see an improvement in 2 weeks when up titrating the dose but it may take up to 4 weeks in some pts.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chester Berschling
50 years experience Psychiatry
Side effects: Side effects usually do not disappear.check with your doc for another drug.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a fairly new antidepressant -- it's a metabolic product of Effexor (venlafaxine). It can be helpful with various types of ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
33 years experience Psychiatry
Works well.: Nice snri. Well tolerated by most. Very few drug interaction to be concerned about.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Knox
38 years experience Psychiatry
Pristiq/weight: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is usually weight neutral. Weight gain on this med is unusual. Every psychiatrist had seen unusual side effects with meds. ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
31 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on need: Any psychiatric medication is started at a small dose and increased only if needed since medication clearance from body depends on certain enzymes in ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
15 years experience Psychiatry
It works: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor, in the same class as venlafaxine and cymbalta. If someone finds it ineffect ... Read More
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