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I'v been getting anxiety & panic attacks, also pain around the chest and collar bone area, my doctor put me on pristiq, (desvenlafaxine) will this help my problem.?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: It should help

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can help with panic attacks, but it will take at least 4-6 weeks to show its effect.
Work with your doctor and be patient. This may not be easy sometimes, but hopefully you'll have relief. Please don't forget that psychotherapy is an important part of treatment for panic and anxiety too.

In brief: It should help

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can help with panic attacks, but it will take at least 4-6 weeks to show its effect.
Work with your doctor and be patient. This may not be easy sometimes, but hopefully you'll have relief. Please don't forget that psychotherapy is an important part of treatment for panic and anxiety too.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Panic

Yes, it may eventually but consult a licensed psychologist who is an expert in treating ptsd.
If your pains persist, consider seeing your physician for an evaluation, too.

In brief: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Panic

Yes, it may eventually but consult a licensed psychologist who is an expert in treating ptsd.
If your pains persist, consider seeing your physician for an evaluation, too.
Dr. Richard Levenson
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Technically, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is an antidepressant (but some antidepressants are also used for anxiety).
The most effective anxiety relievers belong to a family called benzodiazepines (xanax, valium, ativan, etc) but they are highly addictive. Meds like paxil, wellbutrin or Buspar can be used for anxiety without the addictive potential. Exercise & meditation are also good for relieving anxiety. Counselling.

In brief: See below

Technically, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is an antidepressant (but some antidepressants are also used for anxiety).
The most effective anxiety relievers belong to a family called benzodiazepines (xanax, valium, ativan, etc) but they are highly addictive. Meds like paxil, wellbutrin or Buspar can be used for anxiety without the addictive potential. Exercise & meditation are also good for relieving anxiety. Counselling.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but medication

Can work 45 percent of time , medication and therapy can work 85 percent .
Find u self a good therapist also.

In brief: Yes but medication

Can work 45 percent of time , medication and therapy can work 85 percent .
Find u self a good therapist also.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
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