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3.5 stars Rating 3.1 out of 5 from 79 criticisms.

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Rants, Raves, and Reviews

There are 4 reviews of Pristiq (desvenlafaxine).

10 October 2012 - 17:53  

Jerod Poore reviewing/commenting on their experiences with Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) wrote:

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23 October 2012 - 12:58  

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.

16 February 2013 - 22:41  

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!

27 September 2013 - 15:31  

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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