Posted 9/24/2020 4:05 PM (GMT -6)
When I switched from 375mg of effexor to 50mg of pristiq I did it more gradual. I stayed on effexor and then increased the pristiq to 100mg. Then went off of the effexor and the transition was rather smooth. I have been on pristiq since. This was in 2010. The only problem was I was taking 150mg and got a new insurance company and they wont pay for 150. So I had to go back down to 100. I tried adding something to it, but the side effects stopped me. I tried 5mg of lexapro and I tried wellbutrin, and ended up going back to just pristiq. I think you will do well on it if you did okay on effexor. Can I ask why you are switching? I switched because at that time effexor was brand name and was going generic. And sometimes you don't get the same percentages of compounds and it can mess you up. Effexor is kind of touchy. I liked it though. And I like pristiq.
Best wishes with it, let us know how it goes.
Welcome to the forum Funboysgirl. I hope your headache subsides. I sometimes get morning migraines. I wake up with the headache. I usually vomit. I have been taking an over the counter medication for it when I can get it. It is just asprin, tylenol and caffeine. I couldn't get it so I have asprin, and I have the tylenol. I got some caffeine to go with. Vivarin. LOL... I don't know if it will work but I will try and hopefully I can get some migraine medicine soon. The stores don't carry much and it is gone before you know it. Kind of like the toilet paper situation.
Have a good rest of the day.