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Pristiq Alternatives

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Pristiq is an antidepressant that can cause clinical worsening, suicidality, unusual changes in behavior, or any of a host of other side effects. It’s no wonder that many users of this drug seek Pristiq alternatives.

SNRI drugs, like Pristiq (desvenlafaxine), may have been helpful during a time of real crisis. But a lifetime on prescription drugs can impose unnecessary burdens on a person.

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Fundamentals About Pristiq Alternatives Treatment

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What is Pristiq used for? SSRIs like Pristiq are used for managing, not fixing, symptoms. Often, antidepressant medications can produce troubling side effects that may dilute their overall usefulness. Pristiq is a drug that doctors and patients turn to for treating (suppressing) a very wide array of symptoms.

Commonly these can include depression as well as anxiety, OCD, panic disorders, and others.  Understandably, these symptoms can ruin the quality of a person’s life, and it is no wonder that in times of desperation, doctors prescribe harsh medications to give their patients relief. However, medical schools do not adequately train medical practitioners on how to use natural or “alternative” treatments, which can provide another option.1

Pristiq Alternative Treatment Includes Addressing Underlying Causes

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Undoubtedly, one of the key aspects of alternative treatments is searching for underlying causes for symptoms. To be sure, testing can demonstrate that certain factors are present that are likely contributors to a person’s unwanted symptoms. Consequently, these root causes can be directly addressed. Pristiq alternatives have provided much better, safer answers for unwanted symptoms for our many clients at Alternative to Meds Center for more than 15 years. 

Thus, unwanted conditions can be improved and even resolved completely without relying on drugs. For many years, Alternative to Meds Center has developed and refined non-invasive, non-harmful ways to reduce or eliminate unwanted symptoms. And also, these protocols allow individuals to taper off medication comfortably. And so, our clients can transition onto an alternative medicine treatment regimen. In these ways, you or a loved one can be emancipated, and can start living the life you know can be possible without relying on harsh or harmful medications, and suffering from their side effects.2

Techniques That Work 

ATMC treatment protocolsNatural Pristique alternative treatments offer many options and opportunities that can garner positive improvements. The goal is not simply to stop taking antidepressants or to give relief from Pristiq side effects, or to make Pristiq withdrawal manageable, but to do so without initiating a relapse of symptoms. 

Each client receives batteries of testing to determine such things as nutritional deficiencies and genetic factors that will respond to changes in diet or supplementation. Also, we can test for allergies, the presence of heavy metals, and more. Addressing each of these factors with non-drug measures can open the door to real and lasting relief from troubling symptoms. 

Purging Neurotoxins for Symptom Relief

purging neurotoxinsAs an example, food allergies or adverse reactions to preservatives and chemicals in food and water can cause adverse effects. These include panic attacks, depression, anxiety, agoraphobia, and other reactions, These toxins tend to accumulate in the fatty tissues of the body. However, we can give the client natural substances that convert fat-soluble toxins into a water-soluble form. Then techniques such as chelation and sauna purge these from the body.

A vast array of other alternatives to Pristiq are individually tailored. This allows the client to embark on a program that has been modified to their exact needs. The end goal is that symptoms are reduced or eliminated. Also, that these improvements are sustainable without needing to return to prescription drugs. 

For More Information on the Alternative to Meds Programs

getting off pristiqPlease contact us for a much more detailed description of the program. We can provide much more data for your consideration, especially if you are searching for alternatives to SNRI or other types of antidepressant medication. If a person is already on antidepressants, we can assist with comfortable and efficient Pristiq withdrawal.  Of course, this would be followed up with the non-drug-based treatments that can promote natural mental health. We look forward to giving you a more thorough understanding of why and how our program for Pristiq alternatives has been so successful over the last 15 years.

 1.   Liebowitz M, Tourian K, Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Desvenlafaxine 50 mg/day for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trials. The Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Psychiatry [INTERNET] 2010 [cited march 24, 2020]

2.   Mayo Clinic Staff, Serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs). Harvard Medical School Publications [INTERNET] October 5, 2019 [cited March 24, 2020]

3.   Sathyanarayana Rao, T S, Asha, M R, Ramesh, B H, Jagannatha Rao, K S, Understanding nutrition, depression and mental illnesses.  Indian Journal of Psychiatry [INTERNET] April/June 2008 [cited March 24, 2020]

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Dr. Samuel Lee

Dr. Samuel Lee is a board-certified psychiatrist, specializing in a spiritually-based mental health discipline and integrative approaches. He graduated with an MD at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and did a residency in psychiatry at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has also been an inpatient adult psychiatrist at Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital and the primary attending geriatric psychiatrist at the Auerbach Inpatient Psychiatric Jewish Home Hospital. In addition, he served as the general adult outpatient psychiatrist at Kaiser Permanente.  He is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology and has a B.A. Magna Cum Laude in Religion from Pacific Union College. His specialty is in natural healing techniques that promote the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

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