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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Pristiq Oral.

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Condition: Depression
7/9/2014 3:15:36 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
When I first started Pristiq at 50mg daily, I was blown away by how much I loved it. I felt like I could finally breathe. I was blissful, my appetite was suppressed, and I stopped having depressive episodes of binge eating. About 4 weeks later, some anxiety started to return. I spoke with my doctor and she increased my dosage to 100 mg. The increased dosage had minimal effect. Four weeks lat ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
7/5/2014 2:37:08 AM

Reviewer: T Rogers, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
This is now the second time I am taking Pristiq and I am so pleased with this fine product. It has help to get me feeling calmer and I am alive and productive again as I run my own business. Overall I have feel completely fine on the drug, I had a little bit of dry mouth when I first started on it and a little tired for a while mid morning also. But I don't have either of those side affect ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
6/22/2014 12:42:31 PM

Reviewer: Onlywunn, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Symptoms of fatigue and motivation did improve but layer with bupropion has been most effective for the depression and mood swings. Hot flashes have increased however. And it is very expensive!!!!

Condition: Depression
6/14/2014 9:39:59 AM

Reviewer: jo, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
feeling better

Condition: Depression
6/10/2014 11:03:29 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I used to take Lexapro 20mg/day. Stopped lex' due to bad combo with Livial and undiagnosed chronic inflamed gall bladder (which was removed, emerg surgery). Was switched to Pristiq 8 mos ago. Very tired all the time. Feel like a drone. Socially 'fragile' (not like me at all usually). No motivation. Weight gain of atleast 15 pounds. When I forget to take it, I become very dizzy. I feel ... Show Full Comment

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