Yay, and thank you, for this information and thread!!!!!
So, I declined an increase in my Effexor XR (75 mg) w/ my new psychiatrist b/c it gave me "sexual issues" prior. She decided to start me (and transition me into) Prestiq - 50 mg.
I thought "piece of cake" b/c she told me how Prestiq is similar and contains Effexor, is "cleaner," etc.
Well, day 4 of the taking the Prestiq (50 mg) every other day w/ the Effexor XR (75 mg) every other day had me an emo (more than my usual) mess. I was weepy over seemingly everything! After work, while in bed, I could NOT stop crying for a long period of time.
Then 2 days later, EXTREME DIZZINESS & nausea. I thankfully had a Zofran left to help w/ those symptoms.
I called my doctor & she said to add 1/2 capsule of the Effexor XR on my Prestiq days since I'm going through Effexor XR withdrawl symptoms. FUN TIMES!
I guess let's get this b.s. out of the way with now w/ the Effexor XR, so it'll be done and over with. Overall, I don't like what I read about Effexor, and I've been on it almost 3 years now ~ glad to be making this transition (I hope, knock on wood!) !
Has anyone had really good results on making the switch from Effexor (XR in my case) to Prestiq?
What is a "usual" dosage of Prestiq, please?