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Old 06-06-2011, 10:57 AM   #1
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Coming off Pristiq


I recently went cold turkey off Pristiq (I know, I know, bad). I've been on various SSRIs before including Effexor so knew what to expect. My concern is I haven't been able to sleep for the last 10 days. It takes me forever to fall asleep, then when I do, it's like a light sleep and I wake up constantly. I have an appointment with my doc but it's not until next week. Is this going to stop? I don't recall this happening when I went off Effexor. I've done a search on this but can't find much info on insomnia and withdrawing from the drug. Thanks in advance for any advice/opinions.

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Old 11-22-2011, 07:31 PM   #2
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Re: Coming off Pristiq

Hey, i too am COLD TURKEY, its my 2nd Day... and i have these Awful Brain Zap, Electric Shock like Waves, I have most withdrawal Symptoms... but i've been on AD's for 12 Years... so i knew it would be rough... Im Struggling... but i want to try for a baby next year, but i don't want to be on Pristiq... or any horrible meds... I know when i see my GP tomorrow he will Put me on something else... i'm praying these side effects pass quickly... Im a Mess!!

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