I was originaly put on this poisen after i had a traumatic birth i went into a constant state of panic, but refuse to go back on this EVIL DRUG! Now on Pristiq, or don’t want to know.
The incidence of nausea was dose; saw a Pristiq tablecloth recently. I actually thought I was dying at one point and had ct scans, i feel like a lifeless hollow body on this med. Please know that GRACE IS THE ONLY THING that is helping me though this by keeping the hopelessness and irritability to a minimum, i found that helped when I had to go through withdrawal, stress and drama continue but coping ok. Go for a walk, the two weeks prior to this I had tried to stop cold turkey and that one one of the worst decisions of my life.
My useless doctor told me that there were no withdrawal side effects, so I understand you. The ch-ch sound was accompanied by a feeling of having my brain electrically shocked and face buzzing. Sorry to here you are going through withdrawal. Unfortunately the ciggies have become a crutch but after the withdrawal from prestiq I hope to tackle that one.
Luckily by that time he had stopped wanting my breast milk and I was a good candidate for ADs, due to my health and circumstances. How can you decrease slowly without playing ping pong with your brain by taking 50mg every second day? 100mg for me with a Psych that every time I asks says next month . May i ask how long did it take?
Went through some very rough patches but managed to get through. You are freeing yourself from the control of your addiction. I really didn’t know the nausea was related.
Have a gorgeous 2yr old Balinese cat that manages to keep me sane. I will never let a doc talk me into depression tablets again i will hang myself instead. Still have some days when I can’t cope but it passes. Nor did I feel the side effects that were listed by others when beginning to take the med either.
The age must have scared you, Johnny. I keep reading the posts, but can’t tell how long this is supposed to last.
Same goes with giving up smoking. There were days when my dreams would influence my whole day. 7 consecutive days was similar to that of younger subjects.
Also, I think the length of time you are on them plays a role. Mine on the road back to a drug-free life has just begun. He was off altogether for two weeks and got sick with gastro and went to the doctor.
Take care dear and write when you want. The country I am in doesnt offer them and my doctor can only give me so much before I left. I hope it’s fixed for you today!
Don’t try to diet while quitting smoking. As for you if you stick at it and become free of this drug, and alternative methods work for you, I’d go for alternative methods, because Pristiq is a prick of a drug to get off.
How Safe is Nicotine Replacement Therapy? I went to the health food store and was recommended to by a medicinal honey, please forgive me, I don’t remember the name. The only thing that help me was taking a sleep aid called temazepam 30mg. Can’t say it’s rubbed off though.
Marie, thanks for your reply. For a time and a purpose I needed to take ADs to cope with motherhood and many life-altering changes that happened in a very short space of time. I feel my live coming back everyday. I blame my depression on tramadol, and will now need a crutch all my life.
How can 10 pristiq tablets cause so many after problems. There’s a reason I avoid missing even one dose of Pristiq if I can help it. She said one every 2nd day for 3 weeks then one every fourth day for 3 weeks. I can’t think of the right word, but doesn’t digest through your liver which I thought was a good thing.
I feel like me again. This method worked and I am so happy to report that I am Pristiq clean! I actually thought I was dying at one point and had ct scans, ultra sounds, blood tests and X-rays. I am on day 6 now and everyday I get a new symptom — all that has been described on this blog .
Smoking weed got boring, so I stopped. I love it and I am my old happy self on it. My husband hates me at the ,moment and I just don’t think I can go on. I have decided to reduce or eliminate some of the medications I am taking.
I am wondering if others went through this and if so how long will I have to tolerate this. Not to mention trippy dreams and irrational thoughts.
Secondly, if you need assistance there are doctors willing to help with a wean schedule. Now I have constant ringing in my ears, which doesn’t seem to abate. Today is day 5 for me because I have to jump through the hopes of the County Clinic to get my meds. Here are just a few smoking facts.
For the first 2 years I was using 3. 3-day titration of 150 mg once daily. Someone else mentioned feeling like they damaged their brain, which is how I feel now. It’s taken me 2 years to get the courage to withdraw from Pristiq, I have read so many horror stories I was scared.
When will it all end! This dosing schedule may not be right for everyone. I also took a holistic view which included healthy eating and active lifestyle, getting back into the workforce, finding new hobbies, and thanks be to my God, I had a wonderful group of friends and a loving husband who would prove to be an invaluable support system.
Get out of the house. What should I avoid while taking CHANTIX? At the time I was started on Pristiq I was desperate for anything to help me.
Noticed need to take vitamins to build energy otherwise very tired. And am thankful for this forum. I can see how frustrated you must feel. I write in a journal everyday about my feelings, the hard part, why I watn to do it, where it will get me, and how much better I will feel.
Teary and like I have morning sickness all day and night long. I stopped taking it three months ago after being on it about four years? I could go without for weeks if I had to. I took Pristiq for 2 weeks then quit cold turkey.
P450 enzymes 1A2 and 3A4. I’m on Zofron for nausea and it just doesn’t get rid of it.
That’s the price of a good vacation. Hope you get off it and never need it again.
I welcomed death 24 hours later. Hope all good with you. The withdrawal symptoms were so bad I had to start taking my full dosage again.
This happened while I was going through the beginnings of withdrawal. Also the low blood pressure the feeling like you want to cry at the car commercials.
I’m seriously considering filing a lawsuit. I am taking Seroquel which I just started during the withdrawal process, and it helps regulate the ups and downs and symptoms I think. This is truly an evil drug.
Attacking me over things he thought I said. Saw a psychologist for approx 10 weeks and that helped a great deal, mainly because I vocalised to someone things that bother me. I am now 5 days off of Pristiq with virtually no withdrawal symptoms.
This product’s label may have been updated. I have always had a fragile immune system, but according to blood tests, I’ve always been in the healthy range. Week 25 for the CHANTIX group. I live in NJ so you know my time zone.
It’s just a matter of not sinking. See if he can provide a safe solution.
My brain felt like mush, I am so irritable but have to still function in my job. Johnny, not only was this drug a bear to come off of, it also gave me problems when on it. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
One day doesn’t change anything! No dosage adjustment is recommended for elderly patients.
Day 2 all of the above except without having to go to bed, that was replaced with panic attacks. I am on day three and I just looked up this info on the internet and I cannot believe that I ever took this medication to begin with. But I also know I would not be well enough to even consider attempting this if it were not for being led back to GRACE in September.
And of course none of these side effects are useful when trying to help others, particularly the dehumanisation and lack of empathy that i have felt for 5 years since starting Pristiq. Many of emotional problems can be treated with therapy. I want to go down to one then none as I do not want to wind up in detox. He had headaches and other symptoms like feeling anxious and I think his vision was affected though he wouldn’t say so.
I would suddenly end up at places and have no idea how i got there! Search by name or medical condition. I want to put something on my headstone telling them that THEY killed me.
I am having mood swings between depression and rage. If Pristiq isn’t for you, keep trying and you’ll find some meds or some other way of coping better. I think I can work through the insomnia but not the dreams.
He was like a drug addict. I am 14 days 100mg cold turkey after 2 years .
Perhaps rehab might be a thing to check out, although I will say that doctors ect are blind to the fact off how bad pristiq really is. I’ve been on it for 5 days. BID CHANTIX Group, and 1 mg BID CHANTIX at least 0.
Notify me of new posts via email. CHANTIX therapy may be right for you. First, I suggest a medical detox which could be done on an outpatient basis using suboxone. For me unfortunately it’s all that works to keep me normal.
Well, I guess I’ll be staying on Pristiq for the remainder of my days here on earth. It should be illegal to prescribe a med and only get a sheet of paper that describes side effects and no mention of horrible issues with discontinuation.
I thought, I wonder if I take a tramadol will I get a little better? 100 not to mention the pain in my left side, felt like my kidney shutting down.
I’m glad someone else is raising awareness. And, I even had the misfortune of running out of Effexor on a weekend, when I could’t see my GP. This is the world we live in. 24 hours and my eyes feel funny, my face a bit tingly.
Vomiting, cramps, night terror, insomnia, brain zaps and dizzy etc. Well I need to sip on some ginger ale or vomit, and this has been over a month. Now I’m on Pristiq and have been for the last year and a half. Isn’t it time you said – enough?
Good luck to all who are trying to get off this. I was a crying, pissed off at everything hot mess! But I am powering on. To accept that needing something to help with everyday functions is hard.
I created an addiction to Norco. I have felt so bad I considered starting taking it again. I decided to go off the pills.
Go for a walk, brush your teeth, do something. How should I take CHANTIX?