... I just started efexor xr for generalized anxiety disorder GAD, the doctor claimed that i will need to take the drug for a period of 3 to 6 months and then i will be cured; will stop the drug and will continue my life with peacefully without GAD, however searching the Internet I see that people continue taking the drug for several year and suffer a lot if the try to stop it. Is my doctor saying the truth or i will be trapped with such drugs forever