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

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Condition: Depression
11/25/2008 6:14:41 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
When Pristiq was prescribed I was told it would not have severe withdrawal side effects in contrast to effexor, due to its formulation. After weeks of e.o.d. weaning I have not taken Pristiq for three days. I am experiencing dizziness, brain zaps, lack of balance, fogginess in my thinking, and some anxiety, restlessness and suicidal thoughts (which was never a problem, even when I was depressed a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
11/19/2008 10:09:06 AM

Reviewer: malta417, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had major side affects from this medication. Almost an extreme manic experience the first day I took it. It took 48 hours to pass the medication though my body. I am now back on Wellburtin and have been prescribed Deplin as a supplement. I feel very hopeful about Deplin, but have only starting taking the Folic supplement yesterday.

Condition: Depression
11/18/2008 10:26:21 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I was dong ok on another medication but once I started on this I felt like a new person.It made me fell like I never thought I would again.THANK YOU!!!

Condition: Depression
11/15/2008 3:37:35 PM

Reviewer: NYC girl, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I love this medication. Before I was on prozac for 12 yrs and tried lexapro too. The prozac stopped working and the lexapro did nothing. This new drug not only helped my depression but it took away my food obsession. i used to eat nonstop and now i eat my meal and dont even think of food anymore. Instead of living to eat, im eating to live. I only had mild nasea in my first couple days, now no sid ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
11/12/2008 5:26:40 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
For over a year I had been feeling "heavy". I do not like to take medicine so I tried: keeping a gratitude journal, vitamins, meditation/prayer, diet change, and exercise. None of which took the "heavyness" of life away. I finally gave in to my Dr.'s request and have felt much much better (about 2-1/2 months). Side effects of headache and nausea were over in the first week ... Show Full Comment

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