Firstly, a disclaimer. I am not a doctor and any information about medications should be discussed with a medical practitioner. Never run with information given solely by anyone who is not a medical practitioner. I do suggest strongly, therefore, that you have a discussion with your doctor about Pristiq.
The side effect information for Pristiq from it's manufacturer, Pfizer, can be found at this link:
Looking at page 14 of this document, 2% of people taking Pristiq can experience abnormal dreams. I'll let you look at all the information in the link, but I really do think the first port of call should be your doctor to discuss these symptoms and the information in the link I have just given to you.
It is important to not suddenly cease taking Pristiq without talking to your doctor, as this may exaccerbate the symptoms you are experiencing.
Once the medication issue has been settled, it would be advisable to seek support from a psychologist as well. At this point, it is difficult to work out whether your panic attacks are a side effect of Pristiq or whether there is an underlying issue that needs to be addressed in therapy.
But the prudent thing to do is to discuss it with your GP.
Let us know how you go!
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