I agree with El, if you need to take something to sleep take it. To me one of the worse things to trigger my depression and anxiety is not being able to sleep.
Most people that take Effexor like it and feel it works well.
Take care and sleep well.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
*~* Not a mental health professional at all *~*
Dx: Anxiety/Panic, Depression
_____________________________________________________"If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can’t accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.”