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Pristiq Reviews

(Desvenlafaxine)

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Reviews of Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine)

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Summary of Pristiq (Desvenlafaxine) reviews by people (All ages)54 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
    Two years or more
    Depression
  • 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
    A year or so
    Depression
  • 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
    Two years or more
    Depression
  • 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
    Two years or more
    Depression
  • 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
    A year or so
    Depression
  • The worst medicine I have taken, I have all the side effects, I felt like I was going to die, after 2 months without, I still have the side effects, even if I take an aspirin I have the side effects, mess up my whole body.I use for 7 days.
    75
    Woman
    Depression
  • It was supposed to be weight neutral but I gained over 15 pounds. It did nothing for my anxiety & depression.
    51
    Woman
    Depression
  • I like taking it at 2pm in the afternoon and that way its difficult to forget and as a student i feel it does not effect my energy level
    22
    Man
    Depression
  • Pristiq worked best for me out of cipralex and effexor. only side effects are occasional night sweats. Cipralex made me so tired all the time and effexor did the opposite- I constantly woke up several times throughout the night and mind felt blurry during the day. Only downfall of pristiq is cost. $107 for 30days and no insurance is tough to afford but so worth it.
    27
    Woman
    Depression