Hi, I have never taken Effexor but did try the Lexapro and thought it was working but as it turned out, nope, not even by maxing it out. Like Victoria said, everyone reacts different to meds.
I also have high BP which has never been bothered by the meds as I take med for that also and it came before the anxiety/depression.
I hope you find what works best for you.
Moderator Anxiety ~ Panic Disorders
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.”