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im taking efexor-xr 300mg for about 2/3 years im not feeling

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im taking efexor-xr 300mg for about 2/3 years im not feeling happy and i m still having panic attacks im stress but i need these panic attacks to stop please help
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Hi--are you seeing a therapist for this?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i havnt seen a doctor lately
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Then who first put you on the Effexor and how do you get it now?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i get it from the doctors
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Did you ever see a therapist?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i just speak to the doctors and i have seen councilors
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
So have you told the doctors what you've told me?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
yes they just say to go walking and councilors i exercise and i dont want any more counciloring
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
I understand--how can I help you with this?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
i take 300mg of exeflor-xr and still get panic attack can u take other
medication to help and i dont feel happy
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
Yes, and you need to speak to your doctors about other medications. You may need to be switched to a different SSRI medication like Lexapro or Celexa and you might need something like Seroquel or Risperdal.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
seroquel or risperdal what do they do
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 5 years ago.
They are different types of medications that can be effective for anxiety and panic attacks.
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