WOrks for me..But i have FATIGUE!! I am now on half of a 25mg at night and big difference. I gained a total of 12lbs in 2 years of going off and on this med. Never lost a pound off it. How long have you been on it and how are you doing?
No, the intense side effects went away for me pretty quickly. I remember the thirst too!! Ahh I remember it all so well. It's crazy!!! And the insomnia
I ended up getting my dose upped to 100mg, which is what I'm on now. I'm going to see my doc on Tuesday to talk about tapering off of pristiq. It did it's job for a few months, but now it's more harm than good.
I hope it works well for you, the side effects will go away soon. For me, the first two weeks were the best. I had energy, I was happy, I was getting along with my mom (never happens lol.)
I personally loved Pristiq after switching from Zoloft, which made me feel like a zombie. I was happy, giddy, hyper,grandiose....didn't have a worry in the world. The problem is that It caused over the top mania. I became a different person and did things I would never do and that I can never take back that has forever changed my life.
After a few months, the manic side effects subsided and reality set in HARD. I stopped taking it and the withdrawal was quite severe considering I had only been on it for 3 or 4 months.
I had since researched the drug and mania is one of the possible side effects...btw, I am not bipolar and have never experienced mania before. It's a newer drug and I'm sure in due time, there will be more horror stories and possibly a class action law suit against this drug, IMO. Just be cautious of any major personality changes. That would be a definite red flag that you are experiencing adverse affects from Pristiq.