View Full Version : Switched: Effexor To Pristiq


whatlifeforme
06-12-13, 07:43 PM
I was having trouble with my sleep: strange dreams, having hard time waking up from dreams and starting my day.

Also, I was still depressed.

My doctor switched me from effexor (venlafexaline) to pristiq. Will i notice any withdrawal since these drugs are so similar, i would think not? Why would she switch, they seem to be the same?

Raye
06-13-13, 06:29 AM
I think you're right. I've heard that Pristiq is the 'new' effexor'...you may want to ask your Dr. why the change.