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A 23-year-old female asked:

Previously been on effexor (venlafaxine) xr for anxiety and depression which helped. now depressed grieving mothers death etc. started prozac (day 2) no symptoms drive :(?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Prozac & Effexor (venlafaxine): Prozac & Effexor (venlafaxine) are both antidepressants, but work a little differently. Also if only on day 2 of Prozac it's too early to know if it will help your depression symptoms. Neither will eliminate grief, but psychotherapy can help you work through it. If Effexor (venlafaxine) helped before, most doctors would consider re-starting it rather than going to something else. Please talk with your doctor.
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Grief and two antidepressants are an excellent recipe to destroy sex drive.
Sep 24, 2013
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Depression, Effexor (venlafaxine): Effexor (venlafaxine) xr is a medication for treatment of depression and anxiety which helped you, i understand your sadness depression due to loss of your mother will also be helped by Effexor (venlafaxine) xr please discuss with your psychiatrist about assessment of severity of your depression and dosage of Effexor (venlafaxine) xr.

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