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Do any doctors recommend pristiq (desvenlafaxine) for depression?

I know of patients. Who did not respond adequately to other antidepressants who did quite well on pristiq (desvenlafaxine). I don't normally prescribe it because it is not covered by the insurance company that most of my patients use. Read more...

What can I take if I can't take pristiq (desvenlafaxine) to help my depression?

Depression . There are many choices of antidepressants that are effective. Consult with a psychiatrist. Read more...
U neepsychiatrist. U psychiatrist can identify what target symptoms he will treat and choose the suitable one for it. U need to know all medication can cause side effect , we take it if we can't function without it...Therapy and medication can work better. Read more...
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) Many other alternative antidepressants are available. Your prescribing doctor is the best to consult, since he/ she is familiar with your case. Read more...

How can I tell if medication is needed for depression, or is just depression thorough life circumstances. Taking pristiq (desvenlafaxine) but not feeling better?

Psychotherapy. Antidepressant medication is not optimal treatment. For most depressed patients, the effects of antidepressants are indistinguishable from placebo. Psychotherapy (ongoing, at least weekly) has proven effectiveness and will help you understand and address the causes of your depression (not just symptoms). Meds alone are obviously not working for you. See a psychologist and get meaningful help. Read more...
Talk to your dr... If your dr prescribed pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) i assume he thought you were depressed and could benefit from an antidepressant. If you don't feel better and it's been a few weeks, please, go back and let your dr know how you're feeling. If this is your regular medical dr, ask to see a psychiatrist. You may also benefit from seeing a therapist to discuss your life circumstances. Meds don't take care of it all. Read more...

Please help docs! Is pristiq (desvenlafaxine) a good medication for depression?

Depends . It is as good as any other antidepressant-- there is no good evidence that any antidepressant is more effective than others (but different people respond differently to the same med, so if one drug doesn't help, another might). However: for most depressed patients, the effects of antidepressants are indistinguishable from placebo. Optimal treatment is psychotherapy (or psychotherapy + meds). Read more...

50mg pristiq (desvenlafaxine) (depression anxiety) seemed to lose effectiveness after 3 months 100 stopped working after another 3 on 150 now will this keep happening?

Consider change. There is no evidence that anything over 100mg has more effectiveness in studies. MDs will try higher dosages as tolerability allows as off label use. I would consider adding a second medication depending on what residual symptoms recur, or try adding deplin. Read more...

I had post natal depression, along with just normal do depression. I'm find if it very hard to cope now. Currently taking 150mg of pristiq (desvenlafaxine). So tired.

Find an expert. Not familiar w/ Perth, but in Sydney, some therapists specialize in PPD and it's really good to minimize medications as a new mother. Many find this time difficult emotionally and the various demands on you are huge! Seek an experienced therapist and it will really help - your OBGYN may have referral lists. Pristiq's main side effect is insomnia/fatigue. Your dose is 3X usual w/out known benefit. Read more...