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I am on Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50 for anxiety and depression. It is day 13, my mood seems to fluctuate from energized to flat, tired and unmotivated.

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Dr. Pacita David
Psychiatry
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In brief: Too early to tell

In general, antidepressants take about 4-6 weeks before an appreciable difference is seen.
However, during the early stages of treatment, it is also possible that the symptoms you describe may be side effects of medication. Recommend discussing your concerns with your doctor, who knows your particular history. From there an appropriate clinical decision can be made on how to proceed. Best.

In brief: Too early to tell

In general, antidepressants take about 4-6 weeks before an appreciable difference is seen.
However, during the early stages of treatment, it is also possible that the symptoms you describe may be side effects of medication. Recommend discussing your concerns with your doctor, who knows your particular history. From there an appropriate clinical decision can be made on how to proceed. Best.
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