So glad to have found all these extremely helpful suggestions! I’m on day 6 Pristiq-free and I basically decided to quit cold turkey because we can no longer afford it and we’re planning to conceive in a few months anyway.
So far I’ve had vertigo, dizziness, nausea, extreme irritability and today a major mood swing but I think that has more to do with the fact that my oldest started kindergarten although I’m sure coming down from an SNRI doesn’t help the situation.
I got some Dramamine and a daily Vitamin today after reading this thread and noticing a lot of people said that helped. I really hope those will help me because it’s hard to function as a mom when I can’t stand for any significant period of time due to the vertigo and dizziness.
I’m a little concerned about my depression coming back, it’s landed me in the hospital when I was switched off pristiq and onto effexor due to cost, so I’m hoping I don’t end up with the panic attacks and suicidial ideation that the effexor gave me. Pristiq, when I’m on it makes me feel normal, not his strung or frustrated or anxious, just normal, happy even. So it will be interesting to see if I can maintain mental health while off it.
An upside already is that sex is way more enjoyable, it was okay when I was on Pristiq but I’ve definetly noticed a difference in my ability to be all there during intimacy which is awesome. Acheiving orgasm is a lot easier as well, so there’s some hope for others that are coming off this medication.