This drug saved my life two years ago. I feeling as if suicide would be the only way out, I was extremely anxious and stressed. Effexor turned all my life around. My social circle has increased tenfold,I have gotten two promotions at my job, and I always feel on top of my game. The withdrawals do suck at first if you forget a dose. I’m glad I did, but I was scared to try Effexor at first.