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Old 07-31-2011, 11:12 PM   #1
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Pristiq withdrawal - horrid nightmares

Finally after 3 years on pristiq 100mg, I felt ready to go off and replace it with SAM-E. It makes me feel better during the day, but the instant, and I mean instant I fall asleep, I have the most vivid, real and terrifying dreams ever. I feel like I am awake when they happen, but now know I am not. They are so realistic and not "goofy" in nature like most of my dreams have always been. Tonight I dreamt a ghost squeezed my toes through the covers. I then proceeded to dream that my husband and I had rented a LARGE dingy apartment and during the night, a foreign gang wanted my Pristiq. I lived in an old place with a huge living room with dark blue sofas and a dog betwwen us. I dreamt someone was pounding on the door and left us a 7 year old girl that was hungry, tired and dirty. She wanted to live with us and I ran in bath in a huge well with cold water and proceeded to make her food. Her grandma showed up and wanted her back but not unless I would be part of a smuggling ring of gold. They would melt down the gold and somehow put it into a stamp and mail it out of the country undetected. Usually I don't remember but bits and pieces, but could go on and on with all the specifics the last tow nights. My feet also itch. Put on hudrocortizone cream.

Has anyone else experienced these withdrawal symptoms? Any quidance would be appreciated.

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Old 08-01-2011, 07:29 AM   #2
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Re: Pristiq withdrawal - horrid nightmares

I have dealt with vivid dreams normally when I start on a new med, thinking about it Pristiq and Effexor were probably the worst. Normally this is a known side effect that will subside over the first month. Not sure if your dreams are caused by Pristiq withdrawal or starting the other med
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