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JohnnyB

Hi everyone ,

I had been on Pristiq 100mg for 2 years and decided after 2 weeks of many many research I decided to go COLD TURKEY . I am on day 14 and doing fine. I would love to tell my daily story. I do have a couple secrets I could share. I could also tell you about the 1st 14 days if you want. Am I in the right place????? :rolleyes:

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Altostrata

Welcome, JohnnyB. I moved your post here, to start your own Intro topic.

 

Please do share your secrets.

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JohnnyB

Hi my name is John and I went to the doctor 2 years ago for anxiety and he prescribed Pristiq 100mg. That was at 3:30 in the afternoon by 5:30 I was already feeling it. Well 2 years later and afer practically ruining life. 2 weeks ago I went cold turkey,Here I am sharing with you my past two weeks , My life took a complete turn around, there more to it than what I am writing but I am open to discuss My journey, Am I in the right place, new at this,

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JohnnyB

Here we are 21 days and I think I kicked it, everyday a piece of me returns. now have to deal with the original symptom before Pristiq took two years of my live.ANXIETY. Seems I have that under control, Gaba and niacin, Who said Cold Turkey cant be done. want more Imfo just ask.

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tezza

We do want more info...Alto asked you to share your secrets. You have your very own thread in "Introductions". That's where she replied to you. You can use that thread as a journal and update it as often as you like.

 

Welcome to the group!

 

Tezza

 

P.S. your name may be on the second or third page of "Introductions and Updates", but you are in there.

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JohnnyB

Just got done moving for about four days. Soooo Day 21 , cold turkey, Any Questions ,

 

hope I am doing this right

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Altostrata

This is your Intro topic, JohnnyB.

 

How are you feeling?

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JohnnyB

today fine thankyou

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JohnnyB

Two days of feeling real KA KA , took a 1/2 yesterday and 1/2 today I am just now starting to level off, My question would Proszac work to get off the Pristiq

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Altostrata

You might find it more convenient to switch to regular Effexor as there's no way to step down from Pristiq. Switching to Prozac may or may not work.

 

You have to take regular Effexor every 12 hours, but you can make it into a liquid for tapering.

 

See http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/272-tips-for-tapering-off-effexor-and-effexor-xr-venlafaxine/

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Jemima

You'd probably be better off switching to Effexor, either the time-released kind or tablets, since Pristiq is a metbolite of Effexor. However, the doses are not equivalent, so you might need to take more of Effexor than Pristiq. Here's a how-to topic:

 

Tips on Tapering Pristiq

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Altostrata

Once someone is off Pristiq, via cold turkey or otherwise, and suffering withdrawal symptoms, the dosage of Effexor to substitute is "whatever works" rather than an equivalent dosage to Pristiq.

 

Since you were taking 100mg Pristiq, if I were you, I'd start with 50mg regular Effexor twice a day, increase only if needed.

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