In research studies, it has been shown that at least 5% of individuals experience antidepressant withdrawal symptoms when they stop taking desvenlafaxine succinate, AKA Pristiq. Pristiq is an SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor) antidepressant drug approved for treatment of depression. Like other SNRIs, this SNRI can cause varying levels of SNRI withdrawal symptoms when users of the medication stop taking it. These symptoms of withdrawal are sometimes referred to as antidepressant discontinuation syndrome. The symptoms of Pristiq discontinuation most commonly include headaches, insomnia, and nausea, among others. When a person is considering discontinuation of this medication, it is important to make contact with a healthcare provider for Pristiq withdrawal treatment to relieve symptoms of withdrawal.
Reducing Pristiq side effects of antidepressant withdrawal often consists of slowly decreasing the dosage under medical care over a period of weeks, or sometimes even months. Based on research studies, Pristiq withdrawal symptoms which occurred in 5% of users or more include: dizziness, nausea, irritability, headache, insomnia, anxiety, diarrhea, sweating, and abnormal dreams. These symptoms are often more common when a person discontinues this antidepressant after long term use. They are also usually less common and not as severe when the dose is decreased slowly over time, instead of being stopped abruptly. Therefore, if you want to avoid uncomfortable withdrawal, it is highly recommended to make this process easier on yourself and receive rehabilitating Pristiq withdrawal help.
Treatment options for SNRI withdrawal involve a slow dosage reduction, and can also include other treatments such as counseling to help individuals make it through withdrawal smoothly. In addition, what sometimes seems like a sign of withdrawal is actually a symptom of depression returning. However, depression can be managed in much more natural ways that do not cause withdrawal symptoms, side effects, or risks of dependency. These are often the very reasons why a person may desire to undergo Pristiq discontinuation. This drug can cause side effects such as seizures, worsening of glaucoma, high triglycerides, and high cholesterol. It may also not be safe to take this medication during pregnancy. Our Sedona drug rehab program can help you or your loved one address these problems, and effectively overcome them.
People are commonly given antidepressant drugs before any research has been done to ident why they may be depressed. Are they actually only low-serotonin and no other reasons for their depression exist? What about a low thyroid problem? Or an accumulative build-up in the person’s body of neurotoxins from the environment such as heavy metals which ruin the energy metabolism? Or allergies to food whereby there is internal swelling that slows metabolism can also be an issue. The individual could have a diet which is lacking nutrients so badly that they can’t generate what is required for brain health. And then maybe they are just immersed within a lifestyle that is unsatisfying, and they need a supportive surrounding to make positive life changes. Most people are given this drug or other antidepressants after an event that is emotionally traumatic, but years later are still taking the drug and suffer from withdrawal and other Pristiq side effects.
Alternative to Meds Center Sedona drug rehab is a place that discovers what the medical reasons may be that are causing a person to feel depressed. Our Pristiq withdrawal treatment program employs methods of: lab testing, neurochemistry stabilization with natural substances, removal of accumulated environmental neurotoxins, careful medical withdrawal techniques, targeted nutritional therapy, IV amino therapy, peer support, personal training, exercise, yoga, massage therapy, and other holistic therapies that will help to combat depression, and withdrawal symptoms.
Arizona drug treatment at Alternative to Meds Center produces success on a daily basis. Every week we hold graduations that celebrate the successes of participants. Up to 50 individuals come to these events, including other residents and the friends and family of the graduating participant. Stories are spoken of at our events that can be unbelievable, at times describing decades of bizarre pain or suffering, and told now with truly extraordinary clarity. This is an encouragement for us when we get to watch this knowing our graduating participants have the skills to keep up a life that is healthy and full of happiness. We invite your call, so we can talk and you can get an idea about the sort of Pristiq withdrawal help which is available.
Types Of Medications We Treat
We are licensed for medication withdrawal as a Level 2 Residential Behavioral Health Treatment Center, which is just below that of a Level 1 hospital. According to our licensing agency, we are the most committed in the State of Arizona, possibly the country, at helping people reduce and eliminate the need for medications. Most treatment centers actually put people on drugs and provide minimal counseling and a poor diet. We specialize in withdrawing people from psychiatric medication in a relaxed, luxurious, retreat-like setting.