I have had bad anxiety for several years and have tried to deal with it without medication. Lately it has become to much for me to handle.I feel afraid, and so on edge ALL the time. It has become so draining. As a result, the Dr has prescribed me Effexor xr, although im too afriad to take it . Not sure why, but i think it is because i have read alot of bad stories about side effects etc on the internet. Just wondering if it is something you would recommend i try? and give me a heads up on what i can expect if i do take it??