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Cymbalta

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/ 145,954 posts
Other Names: Duloxetine

Pristiq

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/ 22,768 posts
Other Names: Desvenlafaxine
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 145,954 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 22,768 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Duloxetine (sold under the brand names Cymbalta, Ariclaim, Xeristar, Yentreve, Duzela) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. It is effective for major depressive... Read more on Wikipedia
Desvenlafaxine (brand name: Pristiq), also known as O-desmethylvenlafaxine, is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor class developed and marketed by Wyeth (now part of Pfizer). Desvenlafaxine is a chemical s... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Songstylist
January 31, 2014
Songstylist wrote
Cymbalta and Prestiq
I use both Cymbalta and Prestiq for about 4 years now. It is the best combination of meds that works for me. I maxed out on Paxil, and Effexor when my doctor put me on Cymbalta 30 then 60 then 90. Cymbalta 90mg got rid of all of my symptoms of depression until about 4 years ago and it raised it's ugly head again. He then added Pristiq 50mg and then we upped it to 100mg as my depression was still not effectively controlled. I have done wonderfully, no need to change meds. Until my part D medicare decided it would no longer pay for the Pristiq. So I was put on Celexa 10mg, then increased the next month to 20mg. It has become obvious that not only does Celexa not work for me, I have had a 5 pound weight gain, find myself craving carbs, sleeping too much, no energy for activities, chewing my nails and cuticles. I called my MD's office yesterday and I have been switched back to Pristiq at 50mg to start. I am experiencing nausea but know that will pass in about a week. If your anti-depressant isn't working, please talk to your MD about Pristiq (and Cymbalta). . I live with chronic pain and cannot imagine what life would be without the Cymbalta for both pain and depression. Hope this helps someone out there. :)
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By Bobbie
March 27, 2014
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March 21, 2014
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March 18, 2014
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February 19, 2014
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November 14, 2013
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Pristiq and Anorexia plus other side effects
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September 11, 2013
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