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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Pristiq oral.

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Condition: Depression
10/24/2008 3:00:01 PM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Granted I am only on day 2, I have been having terrible side effects. I take it in the morning, and starting about an hour after taking it for the next 4 or so hours I cannot stop vomiting. I'm dizzy all day and tired, of course until I lay down and try to sleep. The worst part is the hallucination. I have never had a problem with that or self mutilation prior to taking the medication, but ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
10/22/2008 8:41:09 PM

Reviewer: Lisa , 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started taking Pristiq one month ago. I had been on Wellbutrin and Lexapro for years and felt they were no longer working. I am feeling pretty good now, except I am having terrible pain in my back near my rib cage. Is anyone else experiencing this side effect?

Condition: Depression
10/22/2008 6:13:20 PM

Reviewer: girlygirl, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I'm taking Pristiq with Lexapro and have been feeling so much better. No crying non-stop, less anxiety, beter moods. The only thing I'm having a hard time with is sleeping. I've gone from falling asleep in seconds to taking 30 to 60 mins. I am tired! My previous bed time was around 10:30 but now it's usually close to midnight. If it keeps up I may have to change again.

Condition: Depression
10/20/2008 8:21:44 PM

Reviewer: Karen, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking Pristiq a week now after taking Wellbutrin (actually generic brand past few years) SR 150 mg 2x/day and I have to say that this is the best antidepressant that I've ever taken...I also tried Lexapro for a while and had no affect....no side affects on Pristiq...so far....very pleased! As everyone knows though, every medication works different on different people....you have ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Depression
10/20/2008 2:35:51 PM

Reviewer: Blue, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took it for one month and it attacked the joints in my hand leaving them hurting daily. It caused my depression to worsen and made me tired.

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