Pristiq Withdrawal

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Irene Says:

I am going through menopause and my doctor switched me from Prestiq to Zoloft. The Prestiq wasn't helping the anxiety I was getting from menopause so she started me on Zoloft one month before weaning off Prestiq. I decided on my own to take 3/4 pill for one week, then 1/2 pill for another week, and then 1/4 pill for the last week (I know this pill is time released and shouldn't do this but I did it once before and was only sick minimal). This time the day I completely stopped Prestiq I had stomach churning, head zaps and nausea. The weird thing is it only lasted until the afternoon and then I felt better at night. This went on for a week and then I was fine. Did anyone ever hear of only being sick during the day and why would I be so sick one time and not another? Very curious.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Irene! How are you doing, now?

Our bodies are just funny, they tend to be very cyclical, even throughout the day. Thus, your body likely pulls more brain chemicals in the morning hours and less in the evening. It can be different for everyone.

Is there anything else I can help with?

Zoloft side effects may include nausea, dizziness, weight changes and dry mouth.

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Irene Says:

Thank you for your advice. The symptoms all went away but now have menopause symptoms which include anxiety, nausea, and total fatigue. They are worse. I have since gone on the Combipatch and that really seems to help alot. Although today I had a breakthrough of major anxiety. I have only been on the patch for 2 1/2 weeks so I am hoping that it is just not working its full effect. Any advice?

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Irene Says:

Yes I sent another message. Did you get it?

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