Kelly - I'm sure that you will by your nature do a thorough investigation. I chose Effexor over the similar SNRI Cymbalta due to many
of the "off-label" uses listed on Medscape, which I found to be the best online drug resource (reference.medscape.com/drug/effexor-venlafaxine-342963)
Pristiq is a derivative of Venlafaxine, just as Lyrica is a derivative of Gabapentin (Neurontin), which is often prescribed together with Effexor or Cymbalta. The former is more of a head drug, and the latter being more effective for osteo and neuro conditions. It was a difficult decision, and I had to change some other meds to accommodate the SNRI. But it has worked out very well with few SE's.
Post Edited (RobLee) : 8/31/2017 8:30:36 AM (GMT-6)