I don't know anything about
Effexor. I have no experience with it. I am not a doctor, but I would suggest trying the CBT first. It can't hurt! Many people on here swear by it. But I would suggest you also do other things in the meantime to help yourself. You probably need to educate yourself, change your diet and learn a relaxation technique. Let us know what you decide!
Anxiety Disorder/Mitral Valve Prolapse
40 mg Prozac, Toprol 75 mg and occasionally Ativan