I have been suffering from major depression, severe panic attacks and anxiety for over 20 yrs. My Dr after i called him due to still feeling very depressed and having panic that has again prevented me from driving distances told me to up the Effexor to 300 mg i also take xanax and 30 mg of remeron at bed. I told my Dr my stomach is bloated i have only been on the starter dose ist for one month then 150 mg and now 300 mg as of today. He said to buy and eat cauliflower for weight and to snack on. I know this I may not be making sense but i am very panicky and depressed again right now. Anyone else felt like this on effexor? I am a newbie... I pray it works. ty for any feedback.