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Weaning off of Pristiq

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I am coming off of pristiq. I've been getting samples for years, because there is no generic form yet, and the cost is outrageous. This is due to my psychiatrist's office no longer receiving enough samples to provide me with the medication. I've been taking 150 mg a day. I was suddenly down to 50 mg a day, and today I am completely without. I was prescribed another antidepressant (I'm unsure of the name because it's generic), however, my insurance is saying it's comparable to another medication I'm taking and won't fill it until next month. I'm lost. I don't know what to do. I'm having the "mind zaps" that people refer to often. I can also relate to the feeling of slight dizziness, and the feeling of an elevator stopping suddenly.

Any advice, or anyone else's experience is appreciated.

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there are other antidepressants out there some that have been used for quite a longtime. Go to your doctor and talk with him about other medications and also talk with you insurance company about what antidepressants they cover. I have done this many times. It spares me from going back and worth between my insurance company and doctors. Also you may want to look into none medications for depression that may help you. I can't recommend anything specific because I do not know how your body will react.