Ugh hugs Gunk. Pristiq stopped working for me a couple of times early on but each time I had the dose upped and things were ok again (but sounds like you weren't doing well with the side effects anyway). The longest I've gone without is about 24hrs and that was horrible. I can't even imagine going longer.
Thanks! It's slowly getting better, I'm not having much by way of brain zaps anymore, only a couple of times a day instead every 5 minutes or so. It's been about two weeks, though, so it definitely took long enough! Still feeling really emotionally unstable, but that's to be expected. Mostly I'm just trying to enjoy being in Portland visiting my love and having a holiday from work.
I'm glad to hear Pristiq is still working for you, though! I suspect it's not working so much for me because it seems as though SSRIs and SNRIs just don't really, which is unfortunate.