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On The Snri Pristiq And Was Wandering If There Was A Good Way Of Weaning Off
I just weaned off of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and now my dex for narcolepsy is causing daily high BP of 140/100 with horrid symptoms. Nuv. & prov. Do the same thing.
Help with bp: See your doc Nuvigil or Provigil probably better & safer--might need additional medicine to control bp. ...Read more
Why does pristiq (desvenlafaxine) diminish affects from my nuvigil? Weaning off of pristiq (desvenlafaxine) made me feel so much better but stims caused physical anxiety. Now back on p
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How would an snri anti depressent such as pristiq (desvenlafaxine) affect someone who is struggling with divorce grief that may have been misdiagnosed with depression?
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
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
Is pristiq (desvenlafaxine) a good anti depressant, is it likely I am too gain, what can I expect please. Thank you ?
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