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What is his age?
What is his medical illness?
Any current symptoms?
Has he consulted his doctor recently?
Why does he want to wean off Pristiq?
Is he taking any other medicines?
The person is a female age 25.
They had no mental illness. The reason the person was placed on the drug was a traumatic experience they had about 9 months ago. She was abducted tied up and and held against her will for 6 hours by a stranger. The person had a knife and made threats to her during that time although she was not eventually harmed.
Subsequently she dropped out of Uni and recently moved back home after she was unable to continue living at her Uncles house. She has some anxiety when she is alone for some hours however this has reduced. Since moving back home she has been feeling much better and safer and is starting to resume a normal life. She wishes to return to Uni next year to complete her qualifications. She has expressed the wish to get off the drug as part of her recovery.
She has not consulted her doctor about getting off the medication because she has moved away from the location where she received help after the traumatic experience.
She is not taking other medications.