Hi, I am in no danger and just wanted to share information to other people to help educate them and learn from my (current / right now) experience. Yesterday I was prescribed Pristiq, its a new version of effexor and was unable to sleep last night. I woke up with terrible emotions, not crying, not anxios just an unhappy state that is so incredibly indescribable. I never felt that way until I took this drug, and again today I feel bad however a little better. Why am I still taking the antidepressent if it increases my suicidal feelings? I read that the suicidal feelings are a side affect for young adults 18-24 (I'm 19) and after two weeks like other side affects (insomia) the suicidal feelings will go away. Had I not mentally prepared for this I might have gotten up in the middle of the night and killed myself, and I vowed not to take it last night, however when I felt better this morning I wanted to try the two weeks as long as I don't have another episode. When taking a new drug like an anti-depressent be careful especially for the first few weeks. If you feel suicidal at the onset of taking a drug chances are all you have to do is stop taking the drug and you will get better. Learn from my experience, drugs can increase suicidal feelings, this was no coincidence. I read a lot about people taking antidepressents on this board and think that anyone sharing your experiences side affects, anything, will help those whom have not yet tried drugs.