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Drugs Dose Duration Condition Side Effect (severity) Comment Age Gender Created Abuse
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg 2 weeks
Mild depression
  79 Female 2009-12-15 13:13:08.39
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg 2 days
Dysthymia (mild form of depression that is chronic - may cause appetite problems; insomnia or too much sleep; lack of energy; feeling of hopelessness; poor concentration; low self-esteem)
I have NEVER experienced a headache this bad, never. Went to the doc and he was not aware of this side effect. Immediately stopped taking and will not try again under any circumstances. Excruciating headache. 60 Female 2009-12-11 16:13:28.217
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Lyrica (pregabalin) 150mg  
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine)  
Fibromyalgia (condition with chronic muscle, tissue and joint pain; fatigue; and tenderness of specific body areas)
Excessive sweating
  70 Female 2009-12-08 11:22:13.547
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg 1 days
Suicidal thoughts
Depression
I have been taking Pristiq for about a month for depression with suicidal idealization. I do have a history of high blood pressure and cholesterol which was under control until I started to take Pristiq. Seven days after I started taking it, I had the worst nosebleed ever in my entire life. The last time I had one I was over 20 years ago. This one happened when I was lying down watching tv and I literally used half a roll of paper towels to soak through the blood that was over the floor, my arms and clothes. It took nearly an hour to contain. Normally as a blood donor, I eat liver on a regular basis to continue donating, but that episode had them turn me away due to anemia. My blood pressure and cholesterol levels taken at the doctor were back to the dangerous highs they were before they were normalized. 43 Female 2009-11-28 17:44:36.407
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50 mg 3 months
Panic attacks (sudden, time-limited experience of extreme anxiety that may cause racing/pounding heart; light-headedness; nausea; sweating; trouble catching breath; hyperventilation/rapid breathing; numbness/tingling; sensation of doom; trembling/shaking; people having panic attacks can feel as though they are dying, going insane or, having a heart attack)
I was put on Pristiq 50 mg. by my Dr in August of this year. At first, the drug was great. Now, after I have been taking it for 3 months, I have started to experience a loss of appetite, rapid heart rate, stomach fullness to the point of hurting. Headache. If I miss a day's dose, then for that day, I feel fine. But, the next day I feel absoultely HORRIBLE! I have this sensation of "popping" in my head! I know this sounds crazy, but it is not like a popping of the ears, but a feeling like I just woke up and in a haze, then this "popping" sensation starts. It will last most, if not all, of the day. I was originally put on Lexapro 10 mg. back in August of 08, but I complained to my Dr. that I had absoultely NO sex drive at all. So, this years visit to the Dr. I told him about this and that is when he put me on the Pristiq. I feel that my panic attacks were directly related to my depression 2 years ago, but now I don't feel as if I have the panic like tendencies. Has anyone else experiend the "popping" I have described when they miss a dose?? I do not want to continue taking this med. any idea how to taper myself off? 2009-11-11 13:50:06.703
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Bursitis (inflammation of the joint lining)
Back pain
Fibromyalgia (condition with chronic muscle, tissue and joint pain; fatigue; and tenderness of specific body areas)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (postviral fatigue syndrome - a condition with long-lasting significant fatigue/tiredness - may also cause headaches, sore throat, tender or painful areas around the neck and armpits, muscle soreness, joint pains, memory loss, trouble with sleep and concentration, extreme tiredness after exercise)
Decreased sex drive
Memory loss
Increased energy
Headache
I just started the gabapentin a few days ago. I'm pretty impressed so far after just a few days. I can feel some relief from the pain. It gives me a "high", "wired" feeling but it doesn't bother me enough to stop taking it. I have tried soooooo many different types of drugs trying to find relief. My fingers are crossed so far so good. 41 Female 2009-10-22 02:30:45.0
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50 3 months
Mild depression
I have been on Pristiq for 3 mo. The Dr. advised me to take it before bed. Wrong! Don't take it at night unless you want to wake up at 2 am. It worked ok after the initial wk of many slight side effects. I have had headaches that feel like a hangover for most days the past 6 wks. I am also coughing alot. The coughing is hard and forceful and wakes me up many times at night. I cough until I sneeze and then I'm better for a while. I am on the couch to let my husband sleep. I d/c the pristiq & switched to Prozac 2 days ago. I expected horrible effects of stopping Pristiq but got none. Perhaps the Prozac helped. I am waiting for the Pristiq to leave my body to get a good nights sleep. I expected great things and it did not deliver. 48 Female 2009-10-19 13:33:38.767
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) half tablet 1 days
Depression
I would warn people to NOT take something like this. Diagnosed with depression. Took half a tablet (no prior meds at all or smoking, drinking) and within the hour I was screaming and wanting to smash things really bad.

Went to the ER, vitals off the charts..put me in a room with a guard, and took a couple of hours to wear off. Took ativan too for sedative. Had tremors, short breath, drug toxisity, massive shakes.

One of the worst exp. of my life.
35 Male 2009-10-15 20:29:07.593
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 40 mg/day 3 months
Depression
- great medication for depression;
- when just started - had nausea which resolved in about a week;
- tried to discontinue on my own, but had significant dizziness;
- excessive sweating is a major problem (although the dose is not high, 40 mg/day
45 Female 2009-10-13 22:10:17.717
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg 1 days
Depression
  29 Male 2009-09-30 09:27:00.75
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50 mg 2 months
Depression
I hate this drug. Seeing doctor to start tapering off ASAP. 30 Female 2009-09-16 00:18:00.5
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50 5 days
Depression
feeling bloated 54 Female 2009-09-07 20:57:51.313
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 100 mg 11 days
Depression
  54 Female 2009-09-06 15:17:46.437
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg 7 days
Depression
I'm also taking 150mg of Wellbutrin and Lorpressor (50mg) for moderately high blood pressure. Since taking the Pristiq I've had lower than usual BP, dizziness especially when standing or walking, nausea, fever, chills. Overall it's been miserable. My doctor wants me to stick with it. I hope the side effects wear off. In the meantime I'm taking myself off the Lorpressor in hopes that the dizziness will stop. 30 Female 2009-09-02 22:06:03.127
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50 mg 3 months
Anxiety/nervousness/panic/tension
great for my anxiety but the headaches are very bothersome. 38 Female 2009-08-30 15:00:41.907
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50 4 days
Depression
Tired and yawning all the time. Slight headache. Mood unchanged, ringing in the ears. Heard some people need at least a week or two to see any change. Will wait it out. Scared to go off all at once heard there are terrible side effects. We will see nothing to loose. 50 Female 2009-08-26 20:25:02.093
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50mg 45 days
Depression
  49 Male 2009-08-23 14:17:36.233
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Comments(1):
2009-10-07 13:30:00.217
I've been on 50mg for 4 weeks now, and have no energy. I am constantly sleepy. My emotions are all over the place and I feel worse than ever. I was taking 750mg of Effexor XR and was switched because the effectiveness had worn off. I'd rather have nothing than to be a zombie on this med. R

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50 3 months
Anxiety (fear or dread out of proportion to situation - often with restlessness, tension, pounding/rapid heartbeats, or rapid breathing)
  44 Female 2009-08-19 07:58:54.25
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50 4 weeks
Depression
  39 Male 2009-08-17 20:41:24.093
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Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) 50 mg 19 days
Depression
Anxiety/nervousness/panic/tension
  54 Female 2009-08-05 06:47:49.563
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