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#1 SleepyJenna

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:41 PM

Hello,

Today I went to my family doctor and she wanted me to try Pristiq instead of Effexor (Venlafaxine). I obviously want to trust her suggestion but I am so nervous about the switch. I have Narcolepsy with Cataplexy and I have been taking Xyrem along with Effexor for about 2 years. I love Xyrem, it has actually given me my life back. I am just nervous about taking Pristiq in place of the Effexor. Anyone out there taken this before? I need to know the good, the bad and the ugly. Please help...

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:08 PM

There are not any changes. But I was on the lowest dose of Effexor and she thought that going on Pristiq would help my anxiety a lot better. She also said that this medication wont effect my sex drive.... I am going to try it and see how it goes. I sometimes wish there was a magic pill to make this all go away. But on the same note, someone, somewhere has it a lot worse then I do.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

There are not any changes. But I was on the lowest dose of Effexor and she thought that going on Pristiq would help my anxiety a lot better. She also said that this medication wont effect my sex drive.... I am going to try it and see how it goes. I sometimes wish there was a magic pill to make this all go away. But on the same note, someone, somewhere has it a lot worse then I do.


I was prescribed pristiq by a psychiatrist for depression before I was diagnosed with N by my sleep-specialist-doctor. I have to warn you, it made me INCREDIBLY tired. It was intolerable.