I think that the switch is going to help you as effexor does have some anxiety properties in it. I only went off of it because I took so much of it. It was the highest dose you could have. I am trying to lose some weight and I couldln't do it on the effexor. I am hoping to lose with the pristiq. Effexor is going generic in June 2010. So that is good news for people who have to pay a fortune for it. It is very expensive and so is pristiq. But I can go with a lower dose of that. I hope.
I hope that you feel better with the switch. I know that it is often hard, but prestiq and effexor are closely related, so it should go fine.
Know that we are thinking about you and really do care. Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.
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