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I have suffered from generalized anxiety syndrome and depression. For years. I was on Paxil for 12 years symptom free, but because of weight gain was put on Zoloft five years ago, which gave up after 2 years. Then Lexapro, which worked for only 1 year,

Therapy? Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. Read more...
Additional info need. Your question was cut off. I assume you are under the care of a psychiatrist. It may be helpful to consult with another provider if you feel you need a second opinion. Also, therapy is very helpful talking through your concerns. Read more...

Recently diagnosed w/anxiety & depressive disorder. Meds are Zoloft (sertraline) 50mg and ativan 0.5mg what side effects could I expect?

Risks. Ativan can cause sedation and physical dependence. Zoloft (sertraline) can cause stomach upset, headache , sleep disruption, nervousness, and sexual side effects. This is not a complete list. Read more...

Zoloft 100mg helped anxiety, Effexor (venlafaxine) 150mg helped depression. Is there a medication that will do both? With minimal sexual side effects?

Mood TX risk/benefit. there are a couple of antidepressants that might help: a new one is Brintellix which has a good side effect profile with little sexual dysfunction reported. Older ones include Remeron and Wellbutrin. Remeron can be added to other treatments. Zoloft and Effexor (venlafaxine) ought not to be taken together due to a risk of a serotonin syndrome...which is life-threatening! Read more...