I was on Pregabalin for my anxiety which is in the same class of drugs as Gabapentin which is an anti convulsant. It did work well for anxiety and I know a few others have had success with it but we are all different and what works well for one person might not work for an other. I agree with your doctor regarding waiting to see how the Effexor helps.
I try not to worry about the future -- so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time.
ANXIETY & PANIC FORUM MODERATOR
Diagnosed with:- Asperger's Syndrome, Dyslexia, GAD, Social Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Depression, Reactive Arthritis and Scheuermann's Disease (Adult)
Medications:- 90mg Duloxetine, 120mg Dihydrocodeine, 300mg Lyrica, Haloperidol 0.5mg x 4 , Tamazepam 20mg at night