Every antidepressant works differently on each individual.
Eleva is an international brand name for sertraline, or Zoloft. It's a SSRI.
I'll bet your current dosage is only 50mg!
What about it? TAKE IT! What are you afraid of???
If in fact you may have an anxiety disorder, I would recommend the following medication in addition to or in place of. It's not uncommon to take a combination of medications. There is no such thing as the "magic bullet" when it comes to antidepressants. Eleva (or some other SSRI) is where most doctors start!
Venlafaxine is used primarily for the treatment of major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and menopausal hot flashes in adults.
It goes by the brand name Effexor.
Keep something in mind, medication has to be "fine tuned". This is done over a period of time. I would suggest you maintain a daily journal to record your experience with whatever med you're taking at the time! Although any doctor (specialty) can prescribe these meds, I would recommend you be treated by a Psychiatrist (MD) for medication maintenance. Also, if this is your first experience with taking antidepressants, I would suggest you get counseling.
Take the med your doctor prescribed, it'll be ok! After a couple of weeks, it'll probably need to be increased (dosage). It'll help primarily with your depression. Like I mentioned before you may need another medication to deal primarily with your anxiety.
· 9 years ago