How effective is Pristiq for Generalized anxiety disorder?
Summary: 75 Pristiq users have rated its effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder.
Overall ratings: 3.1/5
Long term ratings: 3.3/5
This is a review of how effective Pristiq (desvenlafaxine succinate) is for Generalized anxiety disorder and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.
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What is Pristiq
Pristiq has active ingredients of desvenlafaxine succinate. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 15,586 Pristiq users)
Generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry) can be treated by Xanax, Klonopin, Clonazepam, Lexapro, Zoloft, Ativan. (latest reports from 15,927 Generalized Anxiety Disorder patients)
On Jan, 27, 2015: 75 people are studied for taking Pristiq in Generalized anxiety disorder
Pristiq effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder (number of people):
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high |
Age of people who take Pristiq for Generalized anxiety disorder * :
|Generalized anxiety disorder||0.00%||0.00%||1.33%||32.00%||34.67%||14.67%||14.67%||2.67% |
Who find Pristiq more effective for Generalized anxiety disorder?
Age of people who find Pristiq more effective * :
|Generalized anxiety disorder||0.00%||0.00%||3.70%||22.22%||29.63%||22.22%||14.81%||7.41% |
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- Neuro or psych diagnosis unknown
History of ment illness and anxiety, mild. 2008 started having movement memory issues. 2009 was evaluated by neuro psych and was suspected of neuro unknown. 2010 worsened. Psych claims bipolar, neuro disagrees. 2010 MRI shows arachnoid mass. Previous MRI show clivus enhancement. Recent MRI show white matter lesions. 2011 major psychotic break. Total confusion. In patient. Heavily medicated haldol exelon klonopin serroquel lithium etc. A zombie. Neuro and psych disagree as to prognosis / diagnosis. Eventually wife told I was terminal LBD. 2011 - 2012 total memory loss. June 2012 re-evaluated by Henry Ford Clinic and taken off most drugs... Memory improved slowly. Also, April 2010 internist tried sending me to neuro floor for hydrocephalus eval... That was the point if the beginning of severe memory loss. Also, neuro in 2009-2010 wanted me to have muscle biopsy for mitochondrial defect (brother positive), but insurance refused. Brother and I both had rhabdomyelitis. Currently, no drugs. Very anxious. Severe tinnitus. Headaches. Eye problems. Chronic sinusitis. Fatigue. Weakness. Loss appetite. Right side weakness. History of squamous cancer .. Nail bed. Pending ... Psych eval at neuro institute.... GI endoscopy .... Dermatology..........BOTTOM LINE .... I'm in a medical merry go round. Pick and choose. Tired of it. Mentally and physically. Legally blind. Total quality of life reversal 2008-2013. Fun wow !!
- I have been using ventolin inhalers; reliever and preventer for about six weeks. one week ago i had severe heartburn. my doctor who prescribed proton pump inhibitor. did ventolin cause my heartburn?
I have never suffered with heartburn or acid reflux until I began to use ventolin inhaler for moderate asthma. Doctor prescribed proton pump inhibitor, but after four days I have not got any relief from the pain and discomfort.
- Can i take pristiq and nuvigil together?
I have been on Pristiq for several months due to mood and anxiety issues. After many other issues I was dealing with, my GP and endocrinologist and two specialist at Cleveland Clinic order me to have a sleep and nap study. I was diagnosed with chronic acute insomnia and Narcolepsy during the day.
- I'm on two meds, can librium and diclofenac sodium be taken at the same time
Trying too find out if I can safely take these two drugs together at the same time , or just take them times apart in the same day. Or don't take them together at all?
- Can nuvigil (vs adderall) be used simultaneously to help wean off 60mg/day of adderall? (1 answer)
I have been on Adderall 30mg 2x daily for years!! I've had it lowered to 20mg, I've TRIED to go months without it (when not working) however I feel I've built up a tolerance level to the point that it's not as effective as it once was. My personal life has detoured WAY past anything an ADHD medication can possibly help as far as focusing on NEEDED tasks etc. I end up feeling wrapped up in what I'm doing at the moment that my anxiety increases due to all that I haven't been able to accomplish. I take various medications for various reasons, depression, anxiety, bulimia etc., and for the most part the doses have varied based on circumstances and current need at said time of prescription.. MY FAMILY HAS A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, And realizing that I'm already on the highest Adderall dosage scares me (and THEN as I think about it, it makes my heart race!). I've also noticed increased muscle spasms as well as extreme and intense pressure on my jaw (TMJ). MY QUESTION IS: does anyone have any experience LOWERING their Adderall dosage AND adding Nuvigil? The research I've done to date gives me impression that it could help balance out the more extreme effects of Adderall (60mg/day) but that the nuvigil would or could potentially help with the EXTREME exhaustion I feel as Adderall wears off. Some days I just crash, some days I sleep fine and others no matter how hard I tryyyy, I just CAN'T fall asleep, therefore making the next day worse! IDEALLY I'D LIKE TO BE MED FREE, right now I need them, but am hoping maybe I can speak with my doctor to lower Adderall and add Nuvigil to help wean me off the amphetamines as well as lower dosage intake. YES, a lot of the anxiety, sleeplessness and depression are related to current circumstances in my life, however, where I am is not where I want to be or where I'm headed.. Life is a journey, and all my meds have become a part of a journey I never thought I'd find myself taking. I don't want life/meds to define me, or create a me I no longer recognize, because scarily enough that seems to be a common pattern. As I overcome each and every daily obstacle, I also don't want to be "hooked" on my meds or needing "more" to wake up/sleep/function.. I'd like to work on finding a solution towards weaning off my meds NOW, and work my way off slowly, primarily the Adderall. I'm hoping by suggesting to my doctor and showing him my research he may agree (IF ITS EVEN A LOGICAL COMBO, CLEARLY IM NOT A DOCTOR) nuvigil could help me. I've already started taking less of my anti depressants, trazadone and xanax without discussing with doc because he is always busy.. My next appt I want to go in fully prepared with a plan and an overall goal to REDUCE my Adderall dose, but overall, I'm clueless!!! I have no idea what other meds other than nuvigil "could" potentially help if at all. I could be entirely wrong, Anyone with any experience using one vs other or both simultaneously, or anyone with constructive input, PLEASE COMMENT/SHARE!!
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