I am on 50MG of Pristiq and have been since 2010. I decided since the stress I was under and depression that came from it is gone, it is time to wean off (doctor is aware). I took one pill every other day for 1.5 weeks, then went to one every 3 days for a week then in my 4th week, I took one every 4 days. I took my last dose Tuesday. I feel alive. I am not numb. I have more energy, stay awake and alert longer and overall just feel relieved. I have only experienced maybe 3 brain zaps. They didn't last long and since I knew it was a possible side effect, it did not scare me. I am excited to come off this med.