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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 sandy, Community Member, asks

Q: daily stomach pain-started with taking Pristiq one and one half years ago-stopped-but not pain

Hi-Sorry for taking up so much space lately-having problems-stomach pain on a dailly basis for 8 months on pristiq-had to give it up-been on welbutrin xl for several months and it has been giving me same problem-both drugs list stomach pain as a  side effect---I need a new treatment right now because I have also been going through the dropping of cymbalta that I tried for 3-4 months. Anyone? Cannot take 300 mg because it gives me itching all over but no hives . Thanks-Sandy

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Merely Me, Health Guide
5/18/10 3:30pm

Oh my Sandy...


You have really been through so much with the side effects haven't you? 


What other options have you discussed with your doctor?  The problems becomes...all the medications will have side effects...which ones will you be able to tolerate and which ones are deal breakers for you?


We have been doing a Member Medication Review here each can take a look at some of the past this one on Lexapro for example.


There are so many really just have to do your research to find one that has side effects you might be able to tolerate.  And you won't know how it goes until you actually do take a med. 


I know this is all very difficult on do hang in there and let us know which medication or combination of meds you end up taking.

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By sandy, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/27/10, First Published: 05/18/10