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Belchertown, MA
A 64-year-old male asked:

One 5 mg tablet of valium every 2 to 3 days affects my anxiety more than the 112.5 mg of effexor-xr i take daily. should i increase the effexor (venlafaxine) dose?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Work w/your doctor: You really need to work with your doctor on any medication changes, rather than asking online physicians who don't know you. Effexor (venlafaxine) can be very helpful in anxiety.

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