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Effexor xr and Pristiq together

I've been taking Effexor since the mid 90s. I've recently been experiencing panic attacks. My Dr added Pristiq to my treatment. As I understand, Pristiq is a more purified form of Effexor. Since starting on the Pristiq two weeks ago, I have felt like pure poo poo. I went to a GP today, thinking I may have a virus or something. She said she would NEVER prescribe both Effexor and Pristiq together. I'm pretty confused on which doctor I'm supposed to believe. I'm going to try to stop the Pristiq, but am not sure what will happen. Has anyone taken both meds successfully?
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You need a psychiatrist, not the quack doctor you have now.  
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I just saw the commercial for Prestiq last night!!!  Perhaps my post has nothing to do with your question...but I find it really odd how as soon as a new drug hits the market, doctors are so eager to switch their patients to them.  No matter what is going on....must be all the kick backs they get from the pharmaceutical companies!  It is a damn shame.  

I would do what others are saying...go see a psych and ditch the doc!  

Hope you get to feeling better!
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I will only add one thing to Ryan's otherwise very good post.  People do have different reactions to different drugs, even to Celexa and Lexapro or Pristiq and Effexor.  While it's true the companies are trying to keep a patented product in their lineup, Lexapro seems to have fewer side effects than Celexa, but many people do find one or the other works better.  Same probably with Pristiq and Effexor.  But to prescribe both at once is insane.
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