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Pristiq For Ocd
I take zyprexa and pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for ocd. The medications cause weight gain and severe sleepiness. If I sleep 10.5 hours, could this harm me long term?
Sedation: You don't share your zyprexa (olanzapine) dose, but you do mention "severe sleepiness." yes, weight gain and inactivity can harm you long-term as obesity and diabetes are more likely to develop -- along with other conditions (cardiovascular disease, etc) that can accompany them. Please tell your psychiatrist about these side effects -- doses may be adjusted accordingly. ...Read more
What is the best medicine for OCD. We have tried Zoloft, lexapro, wellbutrin, prozac. Side effects bad or did not work. Does Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) work for OCD?
Take 2.5mg zyprexa to slow racing OCD thoughts. Also 50mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine). Sedation side effects (sleep 10.5 hours). I exercise and watch diet. Risks?
Risks: It sounds like you may be over-sedated with your medications, and you may need an adjustment in dose. If you're keeping your food plan contained and are exercising, the risks of weight gain and type ii diabetes are less than they would be otherwise. This could become harder to manage as you age. Avoid processed foods; focus on lean protein, veggies, fruits, complex carbs, healthy fats, etc. ...Read more
17 yr old male. Had depression. Anxiety and ocd. He's on Zoloft and wellbutrin. Would it be wise to try pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?
Medication safety: Using dimenhydrinate & desvenlafaxine together may ^ risk for "dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating" per the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. However, that does not mean that they can't be used together - just that it creates potential risk. Discuss with your doctor or pharmacist. ...Read more
Midol & Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Yes you can, if ok with your doctor. ...Read more
Desvenlafaxine: Does not have an FDA indication for anxeity at this time. However, that does not mean that it can't be used off-label to treat anxiety. Don't know how long you have been on it - as results don't usually occur right away. Please let your doctor know this important information. ...Read more
Be awareDon't expect: The list is long and is available from your prescribing professional and your pharmacist. Most commonly experienced are GI symptoms like nausea, diarrhea and abdominal cramping as well as anxiety early on and sometimes insomnia. Being aware they can happen is different than expecting them to happen. Most side effects can be tolerated and eventually ease up. Try to be aware but not expectant. ...Read more
Please don't: You may develop discontinuation symptoms. You should taper off the medication under medical guidance. ...Read more
Common: This is one of the common side effects of this medication. If it is bothersome, discuss this with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Desvenlafaxine: There is an unknown incidence of coughing with Pristiq. It is not listed under pulmonary effects in Drugs. Com - so it is likely not common. If persistent or bothersome -tell you psychiatrist. REF: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/desvenlafaxine-side-effects. Html ...Read more
I'm off pristiq which I was taking for a few weeks...what kinds of things will help me with the withdrawal symptoms?
Well: If you were on pristiq for just a few weeks you do not need to wean off for concerns of withdrawal. Now if you are having some kind of symptoms go see doctor right away to see what is going on ...Read more
Getting too many headaches, been on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 8 weeks 50mg. What symptoms will I experience if I stop.
Taper off under med:
Supervision. Discontinuation Syndrome
Symptoms may include ^ sweating, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, anxiety, irritability, agitation, fatigue, insomnia, unusual dreams, mood swings, headaches, confusion, ringing in ears, electrical shock/ zap sensations hypomania & seizures. ...Read more
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg. Can't eat and can't sleep or concentrate in the day. Would this be beneficial to change to nighttime?
Maybe: Changing the dosage time of the Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) may or may not help with the side effects. Give it a try, it won't hurt you. :) ...Read more
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is extended release. How long after tapering off pristiq (desvenlafaxine) from final small dose will it be out of my system?
About 55 hours: This is based on the rule that it generally takes 4 to 5 half lives for a medication to leave your body. However, other effects based on changes in the way neurons communicate with each other may take longer. ...Read more
I've been on 50mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for 3weeks now on 100mg for 5 days I have all the side effects when should it stop giving me side effects? I'm getting scared.
Side effects: Side effects usually do not disappear. Check with your doc for another drug. ...Read more
I've been taking Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for years with results, tried to get off of it twice but anxiety returned. Can Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) be taken as long as needed? For life?
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Although 50mg. Was the recommended dose, if patient shows limited response I would increase to 100mg. ...Read more
Can be effective.: Pristiq is a brand names for Desvenlafaxine. It is a SNRI medication which has been shown to be effective in the treatment of Major depression. It is not a joke- ...Read more
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Also called desvenlafaxine, is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, developed by wyeth co. It is the synthetic form of the major active metabolite Effexor (venlafaxine). Can cause nausea, dizziness, constipation, sleep problems, decrease appetite, night terrors, anxiety, & sexual side-effects. ...Read more
It depends.: The medication is generally written for daily use. Whether you take it in the morning afternoon or evening depends upon your preference. If it makes you sleepy you may want to take at night, if it seems to bother your sleep you may want to take it in the morning. It is however best to take it at the same time each day. That way you are less likely to forget to take the medication. ...Read more
Be patient: It can take even several weeks for the medication to reach full effectiveness. You may have some improvements before, but don't judge it yet. That is, unless you're having BAD side effects - that might be a reason to consider it a bad choice. If you're not, then be patient. Keep detailed (a few times a day) records of how you feel. At the end of 2 mths, decide if this is your best choice. Best! ...Read more
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Yes, as directed by your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
In my experience: Generally about 3-7 days as long as there has been a hint of a response at 50 mg, otherwise it could take up to 14 days if there has been no hint of a response yet. This is my clinical experience. Others may have had different experiences. Best wishes for a quick recovery. ...Read more
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): Depending on how long you have been on the lower dose, usually response within 4-6 weeks from starting the medication. ...Read more
I am on pristiq (desvenlafaxine) now for 3 years and I want to quit can you tell me the right way thanks?
See details: You need to slowly taper off of it. How to do this needs to come from your own doctor. ...Read more
I'm into pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for two days i'll feel accelerates that normal how long it take to my body get use to it?
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): For therapeutic effect, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) will need at least 4-6 weeks. Side effects may show up sooner, and usually dissipate within the first 2 weeks if they're going to. If I have missed the meaning of your question, please rephrase and re-ask. I did the best I could with it, but I admit to feeling confused when reading it as typed. ...Read more
How long for pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50 mg to get out of my system? I've took it for 3 weeks only. .. Its been 3 days since I stopped it..
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): It should be out of you system in about 5 days in any situation ...Read more