My wife is seeking an anxiety medication. Her daughter is using Xanex and her brother is using Ativan. She has been prescribed Effexor but didn't like the affect of because is was a one a day yet some days are worse than others and sometimes she needs a little more help than other days and may need to take a extra pill. She has quit taking the Effexor but, getting off of that medication was quite the experience from hell. She is going to the doctor next week to see if the two mentioned above medications would be a better fit for her.