It is going to take awhile for the pristiq to start working. I take it and I love it. I also take abilify and it helps the pristiq to work better even. Give it a good six to eight weeks to reach it's full potential. Though in the meantime you will probably start feeling better. I had the same problem with prozac. I could look at food and actually feel myself gaining weight. But for the depression it worked good. But gaining so much weight reversed that.
So many of the antidepressants
have side effects
. I hope that the pristiq works for you. Like I said, give it some more time. If you do experience a lot of anger, you might want to talk to your doc about
adding the abilify. It is a mood stabilizer. Also used for bipolar and psychotic problems. But since I have been taking it, I feel really good. My sister has a lot of anger problems, but she is bipolar and I am not. She did try abilify but it didn't help her any.
Keep your chin up and keep posting. This is a good place to come.
PS I take 100mg of pristiq and doc says I can go up to 150 if I need. It doesn't sound like you are having any side effects so I do feel confident that this med could work for you. Just be patient. It does have anxiety fighting properties to it also...
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