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Pristiq Reviews

(Desvenlafaxine)

  • Extended release
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  • 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.
    Age: 18
    Gender: Man
    Duration taken: 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.
    Age: 27
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: 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.
    Age: 29
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: 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.
    Age: 33
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: 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.
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: 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
    Age: 21
    Gender: Man
    Taken for: Depression
    Duration taken: A year or so
  • 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.
    Age: 22
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Depression
  • It works amazing. My mother and brother take it as well for our clinical depression. It has worked wonders for all of us.
    Age: 22
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: 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.
    Age: 17
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Depression
  • Sex drive went wayyyy down.
    Age: 37
    Gender: Woman
    Taken for: Depression