I've got major depression, general anxiety, and social anxiety. Any suggestions for an alternative for Effexor?
I have recently been prescribed Trintellix. I still have good days and bad, but I think it is an effective antidepressant for anxiety/depression. Effexor made my anxiety worse, but Trintellix seems to help my anxiety.
Paxil was really effective for me and it is approved for all anxiety disorders plus depression!!
I recommend paxil or luvox ( fluvoxamine) which is also approved for social anxiety and ocd.
Hi, seeking! How long have you been on the Effexor? Side effects generally resolve within days to a couple of weeks, but you won't probably feel the full benefit of the medication for a good 6-8 weeks, as GMc has said.
Effexor is an excellent choice for many people but it all depends on how each individual responds to these medications.
If after a fair trial you feel it's not for you then I'd suggest Lexapro, Prozac, or Zoloft as some viable alternatives to discuss with your doctor.
Best regards and good luck to you! Wildcat
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