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Posted on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 in Anxiety and Stress
Question: hi.i am on pristiq 150mg for 4 months. several months prior to being on pristiq,i learned i had been given 5x more testosterone than any female should be given. i've had several instances of my anger getting out of control,i'm unable to keep my angry words and thoughts in my head. i let them out and it is not good for anyone. i am verbally hurting my loves ones. i called my dr and he said to increase the dosage of pristiq to 200. increasing the dose to 200 scares me,what if it makes my anger worse
i have not done that because i am scared it will make my anger even worse. i am also depressed,but,the anger is way worse.every day is just awful,i need help,please
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 1 hour later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Pristiq will help your depression and will not worsen your anger. If anything, your anger may improve as your depression lifts and your mood improves. Anger is not a side effect of Pristiq. I would follow your doctor's instructions and increase the dose.

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