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A 30-year-old female asked:

Taken effexor (venlafaxine) 375mg for 2 years. i'm just now realizing how i can't sleep w/out taking trazodone. is it bc my effexor (venlafaxine) prescription is too high?

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Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
It's possible: Your antidepressant can be so stimulating that it keeps you awake at night. Discuss this with your doctor. It may be reasonable to try a lower maintenance dose of your Effexor (venlafaxine). However, your doctor needs to be involved in the decision. Best wishes!
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