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Old 07-25-2011, 08:41 AM   #1
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Pristiq Nightmare

This is my very first "post!" I have been reading your boards for a few days now while going through my own hell in an attempt to rid my body of Pristiq. I was on 100mg and last week took 50mg all week and then stopped altogether, taking my last pill on Friday morning. Sunday the withdrawals were so bad that I broke a 50mg tab in half and took that. Now I feel like I am right back to ground zero. I wish I hadn't taken that half a tablet yesterday.

Does anyone know how long it takes to get this out of your system? I do not want to take any other ADs to get off of this but need to be NORMAL in my day-to-day life.

Any help would be awesome!

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Old 07-26-2011, 01:39 PM   #2
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Re: Pristiq Nightmare

Pristiq is very similar to Effexor in a lot of ways which means the withdrawal period tends to last for awhile. At least with Effexor there is a way to gradually cut back over a period of months to minimize the side effects but Pristiq being a square tablet it is difficult to wean off gently. Maybe the answer is to take 25mg for a week and then try to get off but i would talk to your doctor before doing so. I know with Effexor if you go off too fast it is not a pleasant experience
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