I was on 75 mg of effexor xr for 2 weeks, then my Dr. Increased it to 150 mg 9 days ago. I've been sick for 4 months with depression and anxiety that hit me like a ton of bricks. The depression is milder, I can function now, but not work because of being so nervous, which leads up to crying often and stomach aches. My doctor had me taking 5mg lexapro and .75mg of Klonopin for 5 years after my knee replacement. That's when I first got severe anxiety. I felt great those 5 years. He always told me you are on such a low dose of klonopin and can wein off any time. Now am wondering if I'm sick again because the klonopin is not working as well. My doctor doesn't agree. I'm so scarred and want my life back. If Effexor would make me calm I'd be so happy. My husband and grown kids are so supportive and I don't understand why this is happening to me. I could really use some support please!