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Hi all. I've been in Effexor for a year or two and due to weight gain and other side effects (night sWeating, etch) my psychiatrist and I wanted to try Pristiq. I was on 225. I had classes start this week so we did a sped up tapering of the Effexor. I did 3 days on 150, 3 days on 75, and 3 days on 37.5 as well as the 50 mg Pristiq. Since then I've just been taking Pristiq. (FYI Pristiq is a metabolite of venlafaxine so we were hoping withdrawal would be less severe with it).
So I've been off Effexor and on Pristiq for about 3 days. This past week I have felt kinda crappy (nausea, upset stomach, loose stool, dizziness) but today I feel awful. Are these withdrawal symptoms or am I just ill?
Btw- I live in a hot humid area and it gets worse when I'm outside.
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