I am 42 yr old female with lifelong depression and anxiety.am also a recovering drug and alcohol addict ,clean nine months.i take 75mg venlafaxine in the morning that is going to go up to 150mg in 2 days.i am hoping this drug will be one that changes my life for the better .i have previously been on citalopram and a whole list of others.i am desperate to give myself and my children a happier mum and wondering how others have been on this medication?