Not sure if I’m doing this right. I went through a terrible bout of anxiety. I’ve been depressed & worried for years, but this anxiety threw me for a loop. We tried different things, but only Xanax worked. He didn’t like my using that “as needed.” Personally, I don’t see why not. Then we tried Abilify & the anxiety disappeared. After a few weeks, I started feeling restless, muscles twitching, etc. Stopped Abilify. Then he wanted me to increase Effexor to two caps (150 ea) in morning & one (150) at night. I refused to take that much, so here we are trying to get off Effexor & onto Paxil. Oh, I forgot to mention that my blood pressure, which has always been normal, was suddenly high. Now I’m on Beta Blocker also. One other time that I weaned off of SSRI, I had terrible headaches, and something that someone told me was “phantom smells.” Scary!! I’m very weary of all this nonsense, and to top it off, I am moving to another state in a few months, and have to find a new doctor. Thank you for caring.