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At first I thought you were spamming, but you don't really have any links so maybe you are just new to message boards. Or have something out against Wyeth.

Most of us will click on a search feature that shows us new posts, so you don't need to post the same message in multiple forums. Its really annoying. The mods on here rock and they have better things to do than deleting the rest of your posts. Also, don't post in caps. Pretty please.

Do you have a psychiatrist? It's great that you are motivated, but a pdoc has spent years reading about this crap in journal articles, maybe you could ask him? Other people should come on who have tried Pristiq, if it's some anecdotal evidence you are after.

perhaps the mods would appreciate entertainment whilst they delete these.

For example, here is interesting background on the beatles song "Dear Prudence", which I only discovered after watching the movie across the universe.

The song is about actress [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mia_Farrow" target="_blank]Mia Farrow[/link]'s sister, [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prudence_Farrow" target="_blank]Prudence[/link], who was present when the Beatles visited [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maharishi_Mahesh_Yogi" target="_blank]Maharishi Mahesh Yogi[/link] in [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India" target="_blank]India[/link]. Prudence, focused on meditation, stayed in her room for the majority of their stay.[link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_Prudence#cite_note-sheff1p198-199-0" target="_blank][1][/link] Lennon, who was worried that she was depressed, wrote this song for her, inviting her to "come out to play". While the Beatles left the course, Prudence, [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Love" target="_blank]Mike Love[/link] of [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beach_Boys" target="_blank]the Beach Boys[/link], and others, stayed and became [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendental_Meditation" target="_blank]Transcendental Meditation[/link] (or TM) teachers. Prudence now teaches elementary school along with her husband, and they both still practice TM and advanced versions of it.[[link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Citation_needed" target="_blank]citation needed[/link]]

This song, along with the preceding track "[link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_in_the_U.S.S.R" target="_blank]Back in the U.S.S.R[/link].", features [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney" target="_blank]Paul McCartney[/link] on drums rather than [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringo_Starr" target="_blank]Ringo Starr[/link], who had recently walked out. Starr returned after the recording of this song to find flowers waiting for him on his drumkit [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_Prudence#cite_note-macdonald2p309-311-1" target="_blank][2][/link] (which were a gift from [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison" target="_blank]George Harrison[/link]).

Lennon considered this song to be one of his favourite Beatles songs, and his son [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Lennon" target="_blank]Julian Lennon[/link] has named it his favourite. It features [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guitar_tuning#Alternative_tunings" target="_blank]DADGBE[/link], one of the more common [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scordatura" target="_blank]alternate guitar tunings[/link] for [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drop_D_tuning" target="_blank]fingerpicking[/link].

In 1987, Lennon's original handwritten copy of the lyrics was sold at auction for $19,500.[link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dear_Prudence#cite_note-2" target="_blank][3][/link]

Skippy the Bush Kangaroo is a classic Australian children's show. Some of my relatives were actually extras in the show, which along with being able to trace my heritage back to an actual convict who stole a loaf of bread is proof of my Australian-ness, despite an otherwise lack in any patriotism. Enjoy.

[link=http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=r3HkUKoGoc4"'>http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=r3HkUKoGoc4" target="_blank]http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=r3HkUKoGoc4[/link]

Edit: I merged your posts, instead of deleting, along with what I could salvage of the original shotgun blast of OPs. I really shouldn't play with the buttons before the coffee and meds kick in. 00T.

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I'm being nice and not deleting the ones that have polls but I don't know how anyone else will deal with them.

WE DON'T ALLOW CROSS POSTING.

So don't go posting the same thing all over the fucking forum.

Makes us very very cranky.

Is very early for me, so I can't answer you right now. Sorry.

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The best polls include the default answer "Cowboy Neal"

Other suggested options:

There are some depressed and anxious people that need medication to function in society

... and then there are the Strong, the Wise, and the Brave - like me! Muahaha!

Duh.

I even have a list of people who fit into this category but who inexplicably haven't figured out who the "Talk To Your Doctor" commercials are aimed at.

If you cannot chose an answer with what you know.. Youtube Pharm Scandal and Confessions from an EX Pharm Rep

These companies exist to make money. For some reason they've chosen to make psych meds as a way to profit. Folks, I think we've found where the Underwear Gnomes ended up.

They make the drugs that help me refrain from reaching through the monitor to throttle the next person who annoys me. It's a "win-win" situation all around.

Do you personally get any value out of "Talk-Therapy"

Never seen the show. Is it on the E! Channel?

Dr. Phil must die. Slowly

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HTH, HAND

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Hi.

When you do a survey, try not to be so biased. I would have voted, but I didn't see my opinion reflected.

There is a survey on therapy in the Bipolar board if you are interested. It should apply to depression and anxiety just as well as to BP.

I did not read your post. There was too much fancy type, sparkly emocons, words, but all the color was pretty. Read some other posts and see the format. Almost all are straightforward and clean.

Sorry you are being "beat up" for format and so forth. There are people here with active MI issues going on that can't wade thru distracting text. Ask your questions in more simple format and I'm sure you will get useful responses. Take the time to read similar posts first. It's SOP to follow on with more questions if yours was not already answered.

Welcome to the boards. I'm sure you'll catch on to how all this works real soon.

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Can you summarize, in a couple sentences, what your question is?

"Will Pristiq work as well as Effexor did for depression/social avoidance/general anxiety, assuming I can afford it without a job and insurance?"

I'd look for a generic SNRI, maybe a TCA hitting multiple transmitters like Elavil.

"How will I know it's really working and if it isn't, would something else work better?"

If you have the energy and composure to be wondering if you really need to waste time and money on pills now that you don't feel so bad - it's working.

Most peope don't worry about drug/drug interactions unless they are on a complex meds schedule or adding "recreationals," but that's a separate issue.

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