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Re: Pristiq help

Posted by Vincent_QC on May 15, 2009, at 15:22:35

In reply to Re: Pristiq help, posted by B2chica on May 15, 2009, at 11:11:25

> haven't been here for a while but saw this thread and would like to chime in.
> i was on pristiq. my experience was this.
> the first week was Great, then it died down gradually over the next few weeks i got worse and worse, i REally wanted to give up, but pdoc and T both told me for some people it takes 6-8 weeks to really tell. AND since i really didn't have any other options before tca/moai trials i figured i had to hang in there.
> doc even upped me to 100mg at one point. i noticed no difference at all.
> so went back down.
> Finally pristiq kicked in for me it was about 8-10 weeks later. but once i leveled it was Great.
> i got pregnant so went off it, but i definately plan to get back on it when the time comes.
> i do hate the 'start up' time. but i am SO glad i stuck it out.
> ******************
> so i guess my advice is if you aren't having any side effects, and you feel able, try to hang in there at least 8 weeks to see if it works. augment if you have too.
> but most of the people that i've talked to that its worked for has taken at least 6 weeks to get to that functional level.
> Best of luck all.
> b2c.

HI b2c,
Thanks for your post ;-) That's a good advise and I will follow it this time... it's too soon to talk about an augmentation, since that's net because you don't have side-effect that is not effective, but I will see...I will do at least 5 weeks at 50mg, anyway my next PDoc appointment is only the 17th june... so I will see with the PDoc and write on "Office Word" a daily report of how I feel everyday...for the social phobia, general anxiety, depression, motivation, level of interest, change in the sleep or the food (bulemia)...things like will help me and the PDoc to understand what the Pristiq really do to me...

I never do this before and this time, I want to do a proper try of this med, begin with the slower effective dose and be sure to not increase it before i'm sure that dose is not enought... I will avoid some possible side-effects that will start with the dose increasement...

The goal is not to make me feel like a zombie , kind of experiences I had with all the newer SSRI'S or SRNI's before... and i'm happy that for the first time, I don't have a single side-effect...

I have only one wonder about the Pristiq... The gastric by-pass that I had back in 2001 make my digestive system to don't aborbe all the things I eat... I have only 1 meter of intestine who work, the other part is cut... so I hope the pill have the time to desintregrate before it's coming out of my system... so maybe it's why I dont have side-effect also...because I dont absorb it very well... but I will see, if no change appears after 5 weeks, a dose increasement will be the next option before I give up...

thanks a lot again!!!

Vincent ;-)




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