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Starting Effexor (venlafaxine) xr. Had bad reaction to prestiqe but doc says not to worry. Is it good for anxiety. Will it increase my anxiety at first? Scared

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine

In brief: Anxiety

I do not know the exact reaction.
Both medications are Serotonin Norepinephrine re uptake inhibitor. However, like any class of medication a different cousin works better sometime.

In brief: Anxiety

I do not know the exact reaction.
Both medications are Serotonin Norepinephrine re uptake inhibitor. However, like any class of medication a different cousin works better sometime.
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