For @dianrib: I am very upset to learn that your doctor did not tell you about Xanax and Effexor. He should have done that. But since when are you taking these drugs, and at what dosage? For how many months or years? When did you start taking Prozac and at what dosage? Did you take a benzo with Prozac? Was it prescribed by the same doctor? Is he a psychiatrist or a GP? Sorry for asking so many questions, but maybe I can share my experience with you, which might be of help to you. I have taken Xanax and Effexor during my long illness which goes back 25 years. I am presently on a cocktail of drugs, but my condition is stable and the quality of my life is very good. All good wishes to you and God bless you.