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RNS412: Discontinuing Pristiq

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RNS412

Hi all,

I have been on Pristiq for a little over 2 years. I have always taken 25 mg, I know 50 mg is the minimum, but I had always cut mine in half as I had a very difficult time sleeping when I began taking. I am now trying to come off the Pristiq due to an unexpected pregnancy. I am already anxious about being 8 weeks, and having taken the medication this long. I have stopped cold turkey, and am unsure if I am suffering from feeling sick from the pregnancy, the withdrawal, or both? I do get the brain zaps, the shallow, odd dizzy feeling. I am extremely tired, but am hoping the gets all gets better. It is Monday evening, and I last took the medication Thursday morning. Does this get better? I can't taper from this, as I cannot take it while pregnant. I have to suffer through this, but certainly don't feel like myself. I don't feel depressed / anxious. I just feel sick, and so disturbed by brain zaps!

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Daisy

RNS,

 

How are you feeling? Have the withdrawal symptoms lessened in intensity?

 

Please let us know how you are doing.

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Altostrata

Welcome, RNS.

 

There is no correct dosage, that's a myth. If you get bad effects from any psychiatric drug, the dosage and drug are not right for you.

 

I can understand why you want to get off Pristiq fairly quickly. Still, quitting 25mg cold turkey might be too fast for your nervous system. I suggest you go back on 12.5mg and see if that quells the withdrawal symptoms. If so, stay on it for 2 weeks, then 6.25 for 2 weeks, then off.

 

See Tips for tapering off Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)

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Altostrata

RNS, how are you doing?

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