Hello. I have been battling depression/anxiety for the past 25 years. For the past 9 years I have been taking Effexor 150 mg. About 4 months ago I felt that it wasn't providing the results that I had become used to. My family doctor and I decided to up the dosage to 225mg. BIGGEST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE!! My anxiety shot through the roof and I have been unable to return to work because of the major anxiety I just can't shake. About 6 weeks ago my doctor decided to add lamicital to the Effexor. I am up to 50mg into my 2nd week and am just wondering when I can expect to feel better. I usually take .5mg of Ativan twice daily just to get through the day. Has anyone out there combined the 2 drugs with any success? I am feeling I might never shake the anxiety and am tired of the battle. I have only ever been diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Thanks ahead for any advice or words of encouragement...