• Linda Kay Linda Kay
    November 04, 2009
    Cymbalta or Pristiq, what is the difference?
    Linda Kay Linda Kay
    November 04, 2009

    I have been on 90mg of Cymbalta for 3 yrs.and it has worked well to treat my depression , however, I have gained 35 lbs. I am an aerobic instructor and eat right, and heard that the Cymbalta can cause weight gain. Dr. changed med to Pristiq- only one day into it and I have NO energy at all and am still depressed. I know I haven't given it enough time, but is there anyone who thinks Pristiq is better than Cymbalta? Than you :)

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  • Merely Me
    Health Guide
    November 07, 2009
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    November 04, 2009

    Hi Linda

     

    Well it seems that a lot of docs are prescribing Prestiq lately.  Many of our members are taking this or have tried it.  The reviews are a mixed bag.  Some people say it affects their libido...others say it causes them stomach problems.  Here is our Member Medication Review on Prestiq for you to look at.

     

    The one med I have heard consistently good things about as far as no weight gain is Wellbutrin.  But everyone reacts differently to each medication.

     

    Let us know what happens.  I hope you find the med which works the best for you.

    • Linda Kay
      November 09, 2009
      Linda Kay
      November 09, 2009

      Was on Pristiq for 4 days...felt like I was on speed, having panic attacks. Went back to my Cymbalta...

       

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    • Merely Me
      November 09, 2009
      Merely Me
      Health Guide
      November 09, 2009

      Oh my...

       

      I am sorry you had that experience...please do share your story on our Member Medication Review...other people will want to know this information!

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  • gram February 19, 2012
    gram
    November 04, 2009

    The Pristiq made me have extremely low energy also. I now take it at night insteado f the morning...I sleep much better and am not groggy or tired the next day.

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