Robotaz, I am taking Effexor XR 150mg for the anxiety. I also take Ativan as needed, but only take it when I absolutely feel necessary as it helps, but I hate the way I feel later. I was going to counseling but had to stop after the first of the year as my insurance deductible starts over and doubled this year and I can't afford it. I exercise at least every other day and eat healthy. It's just in my genetic make up to have anxiety as I've had it since my early 20s. I do fine for awhile then it just comes on and hangs out awhile and drives me crazy. Sorry, I'm rambling now, but thanks for your reply.