HEllo everybody, I know this is going to be a long one but I really need to let it out, I experienced my first anxiety attack in spring 2010, I tried to overcome it with therapy only but didn't work and so I began effexor and it helped me tremendously, I was back to normal and the cause of my anxiety was loads of stress with school and work full time and so I was fine and this past december decided to wean off my meds. I did and I was so happy for it, but, two weeks ago anxiety struck me again and this time worse than before. I used to be afraid of getting sick and now is a fear of hurting others and getting sick, I went to my dr and he decided to put me back on my medication because once again same stress than last time full time work and student so he said just for a couple of months until I graduate and well as many of you know starting to take meds is horrible same as when you stop taking them. dizziness, depression and more anxiety!!! and here I am trying to stay positive and trying to concentrate in school ( have three exams this week) but its hard, I feel so tired during the day and can barely eat...thank you. I just wonder how long will it take for my med to kick in ..