Hi, my doctor prescribed me Effexor XR because of my anxiety and social anxiety issues, but after seeing all the negative reviews I am a bit worried about taking this medication. I was supposed to start this medication back in December, but I decided to see if I would feel better with time. I'm back to the anxiety attacks. I am currently part of a very demanding college program (hence the reason why I have looked for help) and I am afraid it is going to affect it badly. She started me on 37.5 mg and after a week I am supposed to take 75 mg after that. Can someone shed a light please?