I have posted three or four times about tapering off Pristiq. As of today I am totally of the drug since Sunday, March 10. I had been on Pristiq for two years and made the decision I wanted to stop. In Canada we don't have access to the 25mg tablet and I was taking 50mg. So I basically started taking it every second day at the start of February. For the first few times I started experiencing these "brain zaps" which I new nothing about until I came to this forum. So I went about two weeks taking it every second day and eventually the zaps disappeared. I had a few restless nights and a bit of light headedness occasionally but overall no problems. On February 17 I started taking it every third day. I experienced a few more zaps and a few restless nights but overall I didn't really suffer any ill effects. Finally on March 10, I decided I would go every fourth day or stop completely and no problems. I have a few zaps now and then but sleep well and I'm quite sure my body is Pristiq free. I feel great. I think the key was keeping active and not sitting around wondering what was going to happen and what ill effects I was going to experience. I exercised each day, got out in the fresh air (even at -30C) and kept busy.