• Hope Hope
    February 23, 2009
    Side effects with pristiq
    Hope Hope
    February 23, 2009

    Has anybody taken pristiq and had bad side effects? I was recently switched from effexor xr 150mg to pristiq50 mg. I had stopped taking effexor in the past cold turkey with no side effects unusual but true. When i started taking pristiq50mg i experienced headaches,stomach pain,anxiety,nightmares and extreme tiredness upon waking. I thought pristiq was similar to effexor. I stopped taking it and went back on effexor. I guess i will have to talk to my doctor about trying something else . My main issue is fatigue

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  • Merely Me
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    February 24, 2009
    Merely Me
    Health Guide
    February 24, 2009

    Hi Hope

     

    You have a good idea to talk with your doctor about all of this.  I have no experience with taking Pristiq but I did a little research and this medication is not without side effects.

     

    Here is a site detailing the possible side effects from taking Pristiq.

     

    And here is a health forum where people talk candidly about their experience taking this medication.

     

    I am hoping others might chime in here with their personal experiences.  I hope you find the medication which helps you best with the least side effects.

     

    Thank you for your question!

    • Doug
      September 19, 2009
      Doug
      September 19, 2009

      I've been on Pristiq for 2 days after going off Cymbalta.  Cymbalta was  a nightmare...sweating etc... it looked like i had a fountain on my head...water was running everywhere...pristiq makes me sweat but not as bad as Cymbalta....also helps with chronic pain and depression...hopefully sweating will get better

       

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