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Rating 3.2 out of 5 from 66 criticisms.
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Rants, Raves, and ReviewsThere are 4 reviews of Pristiq (desvenlafaxine).
Jerod Poore reviewing/commenting on their experiences with Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) wrote:
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NANACHALFONT reviewing/commenting on their experiences with Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) wrote:
Hospitalized with Pristiq
At age 60 and after 20 some years of meds and changes for Major Depression and Adult ADHD-I’ve been known as a ‘horse.’ Never had any problems coming off any meds- could transfer meds- not a problem- similarly doseage changes- nothing. They had prescribed years and years of Xanax to me- and when I stopped it- I simply stopped it and nothing!
After switching to Pristiq for about a week or so- I was sitting in a restaurant and told my friend- I cannot stay here and I cannot drive. He took me home- I proceeded to go into a full-blown psychotic episode that lasted days until I was hospitalized. I don’t even remember those days- only parts of what occurred!
In all these years nothing like that has ever occurred- it has, upon stopping the meds- never re-occurred. I truly cannot to this day understand the connection. Hospital staff did not understand what had happened and given the many changes over the years of meds- it did not occur to me until months later that Pristiq was the only ‘change’ that occurred. When I told the psychiatrist he basically said ‘that’s impossible’ you took Effexor for years, it’s the same. I did not pursue it until I came to this site.
Loopy Library Lady reviewing/commenting on their experiences with Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) wrote:
Pristiq gave me my life back. Worked super fast too. Side effects: the first week or so, I had some nausea, sweating, and dizziness. Then all that went away and for a few weeks my energy levels were all over the place but eventually stabilized. Now the only side effects I have are crazy dreams and sleepiness, which I’m just learning to live with day by day. I still get things done, it just takes longer. Totally worth it!!! Oh- and I still had a bit of anxiety until I figured out to drink tea instead of diet soda. I’ve been on Pristiq for almost 10 months now and I love it! I will probably have to keep taking it at least for as long as I’m working in education because children can certainly work your last ever-loving nerve, bless their little hearts!
spooked reviewing/commenting on their experiences with Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) wrote:
tell me what to expect!
I have been diagnosed with major depression and anxiety (which I know I have) or GAD and possible borderline personality (which I’m not sold on yet). I take Prozac, Wellbutrin, Pristiq, Remeron (for sleep), Clonopin as needed, and Adderall as needed. I have had experience taking Paxil (worked well for me until it pooped out on me), Prozac (has worked about 50% but I don’t feel all the way there yet). I read you arent supposed to take Prozac and Pristiq at the same time because of too much seratonin in the brain -but the plan is to wean me off Prozac which I gave over a year to fully work, and onto Pristiq. This was my suggestion to my Dr. since I knew Prozac was ok but not getting the job done. I said, Why am I not taking something that works on more than one thing?
So I’ve had experience with SSRI’s but not SNRI’s. All I want to know is what should I expect from Pristiq (or any SNRI) having never tried one? I’ve been on it for two weeks and feel marginally better but I’m not sure that’s the Pristiq. Is it a mistake to abandon Prozac for an SNRI? In what ways should I feel better if it does end up working?
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Back in the Big Iron Age the operating systems were proprietary, and every computer that took up an entire room with a raised floor and HVAC system, and had less storage and processing power than an iPhone, had the same operating system as every other one, give or take a release level. But when a company bought application software like SAP, they also got the source code, which was usually documented and written in a way to make it easy to modify the hell out of it. Why? Because accounting principles may be the same the world over, and tax laws the same across each country and state, but no two companies have the same format for their reports, invoices, purchase orders and so forth. Standards existed and were universally ignored. If something went wrong it went wrong the same way for everyone, and was easy to track down. People didn’t need to take a college course to learn how to use a piece of software.
I’m not against the open source concept entirely. Back then all the programmers read the same magazines, so we all had the same homebrew utilities. We even had a forerunner of QR Code to scan the longer source code. Software vendors and computer manufacturers sponsored conventions so we could, among other things, swap recipes for such add-ons and utilities. While those things would make our lives easier, they had nothing to do with critical functions of the operating system. Unless badly implemented they would rarely cause key application software to crash and burn. Whereas today, with open source everything, who the hell knows what could be responsible some part of a system failing. [/end rant]