I have been on effexor XR for 9 years and have never really felt major relief. Sure at first when? things were at their darkest, Effexor was a god send but tried increasing last month but found the increasing was making my anxiety and racing thoughts worst. My doc is thinking to switching to another medication but I am ''scared'' since its always a gamble on the reaction, tapering off, waiting for the new meds to kick in. I cannot take time off work if I am not feeling well, I have a 5 year old son. I am trying to find the best solution out there. I have tried Zoloft, Celexa, Paxil. Only Paxil was good for me but I switched to effexor because I wanted to get pregnant. Knowing that SSRI usually don't work for me, which one would you recommend for me? Cymbalta, Lexapro? Any of you tried to transition from effexor to these and how was it? thank you very much