I have just weaned my self from Pristique it is several weeks now. I was on 50 Micrograms a day and I started week 1. M50:T25:W50:Th25:F50:S25:Sun50.
I did this by cutting the tablet on my doctors advice as there is no smaller dose. The following week I increased the 1/2 tablets to 4 days the 3rd week all 1/2 tablets then 5th week 3 days then 6th week 4 days no tablet 7th week no tablets. My doctor gave me panadol fort for the migraines and stemetil for the nausea. I only took as needed I had 2 scripts for stemetil but only used a few panadol forte. Mainly at night so I could sleep. When I was completely off I developed flu like symptoms with sever neck shoulder and head pain she gave me 1 script for valium and that fixed it one tablet one night . I still get some zapping at night but all the other symptoms are gone except the ones like poor memory, I had increased bladder weakness and memory but its all settling now and I feel so much better. I also found that Migrastick peppermint and peppermint tea were helpful as I didn't want to be taking the stemitil all the time. I still get brain zapping mildly at night and I heard that drugs like Pristique have a "protective" attribute so one you stop taking them thinks that have not been a problem for a while become a problem again until totally free of the pristique so I experienced bladder weakness and very poor short term memory but that is already improving. I am so glad I am off the drug at last. I feel much more motivated since stopping this drug. I was prescribed for situational depression so there was no need to stay on it forever. But it was hard to come off It took me several gos. Cheers