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paxil vs effexor for anxiety

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Social Anxiety: Reactions to the various ssris is very individual. Some of them are marketed as better for certain specific anxiety or depressive disorders, but in fa ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
More choices: You and your doctor still have more possible choices, although you've tried several. If you've not yet been working with a psychiatrist, pl ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Alternatives: Perhaps you could consider that overcoming anxiety may be about gaining insight into incorrect definitions of your experiences and feelings. Learning ... Read More
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Dr. Rajendra Badgaiyan
18 years experience Psychiatry
Confirm allergy: If zoloft was great.. I would not give up on it without making sure that it was allergy and not side effect which tends to go away.. If it is allergy, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Paxil/Effexor: Wondering if u r taking both at same time?. If so, talk to your doctor about whether 1or the other is enough, since anxiety can increase if combinatio ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
57 years experience Psychiatry
Psychiatric Eval ?: While anxiety can be helped by medication, there are often psychological issues involved. Many times a combination of medication and psychotherapy can ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
No: This is not something that I am aware of. Probably coincidental.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
I am not: trying to discount the beneficial effects of many herbal remedies however , my opinion only, you are taking far too many of these preparations and see ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Anxiety : I would speak with your behavioral health physician as it seems you are on medication that could work for this so you may need a dose adjustment or ne ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
A few good choices: Lexapro tends to have fewer side effect than other ssri meds, buspar which also works by increasing serotonin, and is often pretty easy to tolerate . ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
26 years experience Psychiatry
With inositol yes.: You must mean Effexor (venlafaxine) 75 mg daily? Both meds are safe with Inositol, a form of sugar, but Paxil and Effexor (venlafaxine) together can c ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Would be gradual: I would be more gradual about tapering the effexor, (venlafaxine) since its mechanism is not only with serotonin but also norepinephrine. The process ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Beyond medication: Use some behavioral / psychological interventions such as found in a book called "Hope and help for your nerves" by Claire Weekes and visit the websit ... Read More

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