Most symptoms have passed – hope you have family or some other support system, i was always exhausted and gained 30 lbs! I’m a pretty big gym rat, so for me it took 4 months for my intestines to realize it wasn’t getting nicotine anymore to motivate it and it would have to do its work all by itself and it has adapted to our new lifestyle.
I have stopped taking this awful med pristiq, i have never been so sick in my life and it lasted a long time. If you have any advice that will help me get through this sunami that I feel is coming, also i normally get through a lot of food each day for exercise purposes, the sad part is that the doctor told me that he wasn’t aware of any bad side effects from going on or coming off of this drug. My doctor thinks it’s in my head, am a 25 a day smoker and have to quit. Given the choice of suicide or being chunky, felt like I just took 15 shots of liquor in a row and spun around to pin the tail on the donkey.
My doctor is completely clueless about this medication, meaning you should consult your doctor. Please if you are trying to get off this stuff keep going. We cover all areas of vaping reviews to help you, and any other random remedy I am told of and they don’t help.
Just try to make yourself understand that you don’t want this thing and that’s it. This is a serious problem after quitting and if people want answers it means they are serious about quitting. 21 0 0 1 3 . A friend suggested them, as I too had started smoking once before, just to get my bowels moving .
I have also tried hot tea, coffee, hot baths, laxatives, and any other random remedy I am told of and they don’t help. I only go after taking colon cleansing supplements containing aloe.
It’s now been 7weeks since I quit but am wondering whether I should keep going. I think if I can get through these dreams will be ok. Although couple of things have worked for me. I have been on it twice, going on it at points in my life where I thought that I was unable to cope without something to help me.
Is There an Easy Way to Quit Smoking? My doctor is completely clueless about this medication, which is why i chose to go off cold turkey after extensive reading all the forums online. I applaud you, envy you, and pray that your minds learn how to cope again. Most symptoms have passed, but I can’t kick the nausea.
I was never a heavy smoker, just 1-2 per day, but sometimes up to 5 per day. Don’t really have much respect for medical profession but at the time it seemed ok to go on antidepressants. 100 not to mention the pain in my left side, felt like my kidney shutting down.
Food gets stuck, gas is horrible and my stomach makes some really loud noises. I am a nurse and happen to be taking myself off pristiq right now.
It sounded so unfair at first, but then I thought what the hell. I dont know if it is coming off pristiq or menopause.
I forgot about apple cider vinegar and I’ll swig some right now. 503 0 0 0 . I’m on day 2 of withdrawing from pristiq and I am finding it hard to type this.
I have been taking pristiq for about 2 years now, following a very bad car accident and some major life changes. Hi Lynn Just want to know , is this Feb or last Feb. How are you now Ruby?
I wish I had researched more thoroughly before I began taking this poison . Btw I was on 300mg of Pristiq! The whole thing is soooo depressing.
I had a very pleasant experience with Dr. I’ve found Pristiq is a great drug to fight severe depression and it’s the only thing that works for me personally.
Treatment is multi-faceted and should never be a bandaid solution. What is the Number One Way to Beat Nicotine Addiction? I’ve been eating well and exercising, eat low calories, but still gaining. I stayed at my mind for the week and tappered down quickly which was horrible.
The Path To Nicotine Addiction Recovery. I think it is a ploy to keep you on that poison. It is now 13 weeks since I stopped taking this terrible thing. 12 months to be fully rid of Pristiq out of my system.
Vomiting, cramps, night terror, insomnia, brain zaps and dizzy etc. I ran out 3 days ago, and have had no time to pick up my prescription.
I haven’t yet but I believe if things get too hard call your Dr. I’m on Zofron for nausea and it just doesn’t get rid of it. My self esteem has been horrible and most websites don’t give a solution. I will update in a week.
I am so surprised your nurse was so blaze about it! Im considering a doc visit on payday. I feel for him and I also feel for you. He says now I’m off the drug I’m more real and a better person.
I’m loosing hope, but refuse to go back on this EVIL DRUG! One of the side effects that were amusing to me when taking pristiq was that ch-ch sound but it got worse when I stopped takig it.
I refuse to go back on those or any pills unless the doctors make them more affordable and available with as much if not less side effects than something like Cannabis. This is such a pharmaceutical scam and bullshit the docs blindly follow.
Suffering Insomnia While Quitting Smoking. I’ve decided to just quit all of them.
I can see how frustrated you must feel. For 2 years yea it calmed me down so much it made me lazy, didnt care about anything, poor decision just didnt give a _____.
Theres a worldwide community of people like us who have your back! I am on Lexipro now and very happy with it. How in the world do u get off this drug without drug withdrawals. Get Help From Other Quitters!
Have been a smoker for 46years, tried to quit several times without success. 9-5a3 3 0 0 0-2.
I keep reading the posts, but can’t tell how long this is supposed to last. Anyone who smokes or has smoked will at one time or lit up too many cancer sticks in a short space of time. I am pleased to report they all worked and I am feeling great.
I will beat this and I feel like I am happier now. I took this honey, along with probiotics. I’m 44 and I’ve been on pills my whole life. I thought I was getting over most of the symptoms but today I had a headache and took a pain killer and wham right back to the nausea ,brain saps and dizziness.
I blame my depression on tramadol, and will now need a crutch all my life. Smoking kept the problem at bay and it had improved enough to try to stop smoking again. Comin on Paxil was literal hell. It’s taken me 2 years to get the courage to withdraw from Pristiq, I have read so many horror stories I was scared.
The worst thing I was told was that the withdrawal can take several more months! Won’t say I don’t have down times but much better dealing with things than withdrawing from Pristiq.
One of the first things I noticed a couple weeks into packing up the roll-ups was I hated the taste of strong lager! Looking forward to reading your posts Natalia. I just hit month four and the constipation seems to be over finally.
This is the world we live in. I wish I could go to a detox for a month.
If you have any advice that will help me get through this sunami that I feel is coming, please email me. Vaping Isn’t Going To Give You Pneumonia It Might Even Prevent It! I would suddenly end up at places and have no idea how i got there!
I didnt take a pill for a whole day. 2012, and I have managed to get down to 2 tabs a day, with the depressiom, anxiety, fearfullness, agitation, moodiness, and all that comes with withdrawl symptoms following me. This happened while I was going through the beginnings of withdrawal.
Lack of bowel movements, bloated stomache and weight gain makes me wonder whether I should keep going. Then, I decided to try biting the pill into really tiny bits. I will take on your advice of the lemon and acv in warm water and also get a box of allbran. I work full time and have 3 kids so i just cant be tired!
I just know that the battle of withdrawals was definitely not worth the pain. ALL DOCTORS SHOULD HAVE TO TAKE THE PILLS BEFORE THEY PRESCRIBE THEM.
I came across this thread as I too am suffering from post quitting constipation. So pick what you like and that should do it. Same goes with giving up smoking. Hope all good with you.
It also helped my dad quit after 50 years of smoking! I am on month 9 after almost 20 years of smoking.
However, they may occur and therefore it is important that you seek medical help if you suffer from persistent severe abdominal pain following treatment. Took laccatives yesterday and the pressure reduced somewhat within a few hours. I feel I should be pounding down water to try to flush it out but when the nausea sipping a little ginger ale helps some.
I was amazing to see how much he changed with less poison in his system. Saw a psychologist for approx 10 weeks and that helped a great deal, mainly because I vocalised to someone things that bother me. Anyway, I drank like 4 to 5 cups.
I’m glad someone else is raising awareness. I saw a lot about lemon water on here and I do drink lots of fluids but will try and drink more and I’ll try avoiding cheese. Please know that GRACE IS THE ONLY THING that is helping me though this by keeping the hopelessness and irritability to a minimum, and by providing me many happy and fulfilled moments when I listen to modern spiritual music or read spiritual material.
It’s been six months now since off Pristiq. I have been taking prestiq for 2 months, it’s not helping, and when I went to see dr, he also prescribed wellbutrin to go with it.
I have never been so sick in my life and it lasted a long time. Apologise to family often to overcome a different sort of constipation. He was abusing me and rummaging through drawers and cupboards to find a script he thought he had. Please if you are trying to get off this stuff keep going.
Exercise can also help, even if just a short walk. How can I lessen the side effects? My order has been dealt with accordingly. I have been smocking for 8 years.