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A 45-year-old male asked:

Low back pain 4 two years. doc says residual nerve pain. doc wants me on effexor (venlafaxine) but i'm scared of sideffects. is paxil as effective 4 nerve pain?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Effexor (venlafaxine) or paxil: is a great medication for nerve pain. However, there is no such thing as "best", "better" or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics.

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