@doorman are you taking a benzo? those are tricky..they help. alot. however i think when i used them i became overly reliant on them and i felt bad, like i was abusing the xanax prescription my psych gave me. i called him in tears one day and was like 'im so sorry ive been taking the xanax more than i should can you please help me get off' sure enough he raised my dose of effexor and weaned me off the benzo with a higher half life one (klonopin) and getting off the benzo was so much easier than i ever thought it would be. if you work with your doctor and be honest with them it can be done but talk to your doc so they can recommend whether you should be off it or not. this must be done very slowly.