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Are you taking Pristiq in morning or at night?
before bed time
In my view, instead of stopping Pristiq, you can try to change the time and start taking it in morning because you are noticing some improvement in depression.
Pristiq can be activating in some patients and in that case we ask our patients to start taking it in morning. In most cases, this helps. It is a very good medicine and can be very useful in controlling anxiety and depressive symptoms.
What is the dose of Pristiq you are taking right now?
OK. so what is your opinion on my suggestion?
do you still want to stop Pristiq?
I doubt that changing to taking med in morning will allow me to get sleep, because I fell still feel revved up
just before dose is scheduled.
Well, if a patient want to stop Prisiq and is taking 50 mg per day, we usually ask him or her to start taking 50 mg every alternate day for 5 days followed by start taking 50 mg with a gap of 2 days for another 3 to 5 days and then discontinuation.
This helps in avoiding discontinuation / withdrawal symptoms in most cases.
you can discuss with your doctor about this strategy and hopefully you will be able to taper it down easily.
are you there/
would like to know your opinion about this tapering strategy?
This sounds reasonable and will follow this plan, discussing situation with my doctor as soon as possible, hopefully tomorrow (Monday)
do you have any other question to ask?
No questions. Thanks so much!!
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