I suffer from anxiety and depresion. Can I take Zoloft and pristiq (desvenlafaxine) along with xanax..

I'm old fashioned. I have a feeling that more and more people are self diagnosing and selecting the drugs the want to take. I'm almost always against this idea. Helping your doctor make these decisions is fine - even important - but i think it should be their responsibility. Please discuss this with the doctor and work together.

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