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Pristiq Reviews

(Desvenlafaxine)

  • Extended release
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Reviews of Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine)

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Summary of Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine) reviews by people (All ages)49 people left tips
48%
think this method is worth it
45%
think this method works well
25%
think this method is a hassle
  • The withdrawals do suck. It's like a horrible hangover. However, it's the most effective of the drugs I've tried, and the side effects can be much better than Effexor. If your insurance covers it, it's worth it.
    18
    Man
    A year or so
  • I have progressively been given higher dose prescriptions as it seems to become less effective over time. I am now on 200mg in combination with 30mg of Mirtazapine and I have found the combination to be quite effective.
    27
    Man
    Depression
    Two years or more
  • Significantly reduces my stress triggered IBS attacks. Also significantly reduced the negativity that filled all of my thoughts and gave me back my emotional reservoir. I had no side effects, but I wish it was stronger.
    29
    Man
    Depression
    A year or so
  • Take before bed because it makes you sleepy. Always take on time and every day as withdrawal symptoms are terrible (even within 12 hours of missing dose). Occasional sexual side effects (inability to orgasm), but much less than other drugs.
    33
    Man
    Depression
    Two years or more
  • Worked well. Horrible withdrawal symptoms if you miss a dose (even as soon as 12 hours after missed dose). Had to stop taking due to insurance no longer covering. Withdrawal was long and painful. Can't taper due to avail. dosages.
    Man
    Depression
    Two years or more
  • Make sure you always have plenty spare, and remember to take it when travelling as the withdrawal symptoms can start to appear after 24 hours without taking the medication
    21
    Man
    Depression
    A year or so
  • Like everyone else says don't miss a dose because you will get brain zaps. They don't hurt but they are very annoying. I had to get off of it because my new insurance would not cover it, that is sad because while I was taking it for 4 years I didn't have any panic attacks. Now I suffer every day with social anxiety and panic attacks. My doctor is going to see if she can get the insurance company to pay for it, by writing a letter of necessity. It's the only drug that helps.
    46
    Woman
    Depression
  • Definitely take in the morning. I had no drowsiness, but rather felt more alert. I couldn't sleep when taken in the evening. Uptake is practically nonexistent with 50mg being both a starting and therapeutic dose. Took about a week and half for noticeable change. Within a month, great benefit along side psychological talk therapy.
    22
    Woman
    Depression
  • Take each day at the same time... (It helps a lot to avoid side effects such as nausea). I encountered many side effects like dry mouth and sleep difficulty, but my mood is way better.
    17
    Woman
    Depression
  • Sex drive went wayyyy down.
    37
    Woman
    Depression