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Poor sleep quality


I've been on pristiq 50mg for 9 weeks now. By far the most troubling side effect is poor sleep. Either I can't fall asleep, stay asleep or my dreams or so whacked out I don't feel rested or all of the above. I take the med in the morning. Melatonin doesn't help. My doc prescribed an antihistamine but I feel very groggy when I take that and it was prescribed for short term use only until/if i get over this hump. I'm tired and irritable !!! Any suggestions?

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Did you ask your doctor if you could try another one? They all do different things on us. I am on citalopram and I am starting to feel okay. I wake up at 4 am because of insomnia but that's all I have! Hope that your doc' can help you :)


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