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Doctor insights on: On The Snri Pristiq And Was Wandering If There Was A Good Way Of Weaning Off

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1.Walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way. 2.Move slowly away from a fixed point or place: "please ...Read more


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Are there things i can do to properly wean off of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg?

Are there things i can do to properly wean off of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg?

Consult with doc: Consult with your physician, but a slow taper can help avoid any increase in depressive symptoms and anxiety symptoms, but also the muscle aches and flu like withdrawal symptoms that can occur with Effexor and pristiq (desvenlafaxine). ...Read more

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Hello. I am weaning myself off of 50mg of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) under the supervision of my dr. I am taking it every other day and wondering if i can take st. John's wort on the days that i don't take the pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Hello. I am weaning myself off of 50mg of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) under the supervision of my dr. I am taking it every other day and wondering if i can take st. John's wort on the days that i don't take the pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Simple is best: I would not recommend taking st. Johns's wort while Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is still on board -- which it will be until you are completely off of it. St. John's wort may repeat certain activity of the pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) exposing you to serotonergic side effects. Keep things simple -- one medication at a time with these two. ...Read more

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Can using nuvigil and pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause serotonin syndrome? I have symptoms after weaning off of pristiq (desvenlafaxine). Could this be anxiety from weaning off?

Can using nuvigil and pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause serotonin syndrome? I have symptoms after weaning off of pristiq (desvenlafaxine). Could this be anxiety from weaning off?

YES/NO: It is unlikely to get 'serotonin syndrome" from the combination. Coming off Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can be associated with two things; one is resurfacing of the symptoms that were target of treatment such as anxiety or depression. The other is discontinuation syndrome including nausea, irritability, dizziness, "head zaps' headache among other symptoms. Usually weaning off meds is carried out very slowly. ...Read more

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I just started viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride). I am weaning off pristiq.I have been having severe headaches. Could the new medication cause this? Or from decreasing pristiq?

Headache from meds: There are many causes of severe headache. Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) can cause headaches as can weaning from pristiq. But, interestingly, viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) has also been used to avoid the Pristiq related headache issue! contacting the doctor who prescribed these medications is vital so that the doctor can immediately diagnose and treat the cause of the "severe headache" which may or may not be related to medication use. ...Read more

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Been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg for 1 month, quit cold turkey, been getting brain zaps & nauseated- should I slowly wean myself off or stick this out cold turkey?

Been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg for 1 month, quit cold turkey, been getting brain zaps & nauseated- should I slowly wean myself off or stick this out cold turkey?

Ouch: This class of medication is difficult to stop due to it's withdraw effects. My recommendation would be to stick it out if you can. Now that you are 1 month out i would suspect you are almost done with this. ...Read more

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Is pristiq (desvenlafaxine) a good anti depressant, is it likely I am too gain, what can I expect please. Thank you ?

Is pristiq (desvenlafaxine) a good anti depressant, is it likely I am too gain, what can I expect please. Thank you ?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) has a low: Incidence of weight gain. It is a very reasonable antidepressant given your circumstances. Take care. Dr. Jacobson. ...Read more

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