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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
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
Grief and two antidepressants are an excellent recipe to destroy sex drive.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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