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    Old 03-18-2009, 06:49 AM   #1
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    Tired on Pristiq - will it go away?

    I've been taking Pristiq for over 2 weeks now and am so sleepy, lazy, unmotivated. I'm getting plenty of sleep (8+ hours a night)...and last week I went to bed at 7:30 and slept until my alarm at 6:30 the next morning.

    I've tried splitting the pill and taking 1/2, which helps.... but I know as a time release pill I probably "shouldn't" be doing that.

    My anxiety has definitely lessened, but I am completely unmotivated to do anything but sleep, rest, watch TV, take baths.

    Will this go away? Or do I need a different med/combo of meds? (Am also on 300mg of Wellbutrin XL)

    Thanks! (seeing my doc next Monday - but wanting advice).

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    Old 03-22-2009, 09:55 AM   #2
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    Re: Tired on Pristiq - will it go away?

    It made me tired at first, also, but it doesn't anymore. In fact, I notice a surge of energy in the evenings. I take it before I go to work, which is around 7:30 am. My doctor said not to ever try to split it, because of the time release mechanism.

    Old 03-26-2009, 11:33 AM   #3
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    Re: Tired on Pristiq - will it go away?

    It went away! Took 3 weeks, but feeling great now! Thanks for your response.

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