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723d

Has anyone had any luck using Pristiq to treat anxiety/depression? I started on 50mg a few months ago at the suggestion of a genetic test administered by my doctor, mostly to help with crippling anxiety. I had mild side effects for about 2 weeks and it felt like it started to work around week 7. I felt better for a few weeks, but I've started to feel depressed and anxious again the past couple of weeks. I'm wondering if I should maybe try a higher dosage or a different medication. Or is it normal for things to get worse again due to life circumstances?

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    • Pray

      722d

      By the way, I take it twice a day and so does my spouse. The twice a day component (50mg each) was what really helped him. I started twice a day, so I couldn't tell you the difference.

    • Pray

      722d

      By the way, I take it twice a day and so does my spouse. The twice a day component (50mg each) was what really helped him. I started twice a day, so I couldn't tell you the difference.

    • wndrgirl07

      722d

      I’ve only been taking Pristiq for a few weeks now. I take 100mg in the morning, but it’s making me constipated!!! Don’t know if it really works yet, but I’ll keep you posted 🙏 ❤️ 🙏 ❤️

    • Kelz

      722d

      I am just starting pristiq and my dose just got upped to 50mg. I can’t tell if it helps or not. I’m hoping though once it stops making me sick. I use it in conjunction with a as needed for anxiety as well.

    • Pray

      723d

      It's worked for me for years (been taking since 2015). Off and on, I've had to supplement with other medications, but desvenlafaxine has been the constant.

    • Simon

      723d

      Personally Pristiq only worked mildly for me for about a year. It never really kept me truly happy, but it kept me above from feeling suicidal, so that was an improvement. I still had bad days and good days, although the bad days were much more tolerable.

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