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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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I was recently prescribed Trazodone for anxiety and mild insomnia.

I was recently prescribed Trazodone for anxiety and mild insomnia. I am very hesitant to take it because in the past I have had difficulty with anti-depressant drugs. Can you tell me about any side effects from this medication and/or any thing else I could use to treat anxiety?
Thu, 8 Nov 2018
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