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Condition: Depression
6/15/2015 5:57:27 AM

Reviewer: mariola, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Ok, im going to sum it up for the "50 mg" 1) MUST ALWAYS TAKE AND NEVER MISS IT UNLESS U WANT WEIRD SIDE AFFECTS. headaches,sweaty,anxious,confusion,hard to think,jittery,tingles all over body,anxiety attacks,weird breathing patterns,tired,lack of motivation and at times boosts mood. Overall i wish i never took it and yes i believe increases suicide effects which is why i want off ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
6/2/2015 1:32:56 AM

Reviewer: NicWeb, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Been on this for about 4 months now, have gone from 50mg, to 100mg to 200mg daily. Am now also feeling anxious, as well as depressed. Social anxiety is a huge deal, even doing things with friends i am finding difficult. Never felt like this or had this issue before. Have no motivation. Every now and then i get tingling all over my body.

Condition: Depression
5/10/2015 1:15:10 AM

Reviewer: catmum, Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
*headaches. Effexor XR was the only antidepressant that ever worked for me, after dozens of combinations. A situation arose around access to samples and lack of insurance coverage that I reluctantly tried Pristiq, and I and my husband both like me better on it! I do fight with my insurance to get a tier exception each year because it's so expensive. The only problem I have with it is I can' ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
4/4/2015 11:06:16 PM

Reviewer: Cheryl, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I started on 50mg of Pristiq and the first week, I felt nauseous with headaches and very very tired. After 4 weeks with no signs of working my dosage was increased to 100mg per day. After 2 weeks this seemed to work. My mood had pickup some what, however, I started feeling hot and sweated during the night with broken sleep. I then had a rash under my breast and down the right side of my torso. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
3/10/2015 5:21:02 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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