When I took it, there wasn't a generic for it. I didn't stay on it because eventually it made me nervous and I couldn't sleep. I took it again at a lower dose, but then went off of it again. I am taking pristiq right now. I took effexor for years too. It was just that I had to take such a high dose of effexor and wanted to get off of some of the pills I am on. I was taking five 75mg capsules of effexor. I take one pill of pristiq. But I take abilify with it, which really helps my moods. Pristiq isn't suppose to cause weight gain as far as they know. But it hasn't been out long enough to tell yet, that was the last that I heard. It could have changed by now. But I haven't gained any weight on it, or on the abilify. Prozac was bad for weight gain. I understand that zoloft is though it wasn't with me. I wasn't on it long though. Maybe about
three months. I wish you luck with finding what is right for you. There are many to chose from. Good luck. Keep posting.
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