Thank you for the welcome! I’ll look for Pristiq withdrawal. After discussing option with my GP, she told me that I should take venlafaxine, Effexor generic. Said I didn’t need to taper off Pristiq, just start taking Effexor. I tried and within 3 days I was anxiety-ridden with panic. So paid for Pristiq, but I can’t any longer. Insurance company will no longer pay for Pristiq, unless dr. diagnosis me with major depressive disorder. GP said she didn’t have enough history to do that. It’s a shame, but good thing is that I realize I need to be off these drugs. I will try again to come off, now that I’m understanding that many of the withdrawals are normal, before it just scared me.