I have started to take Effexor XR. It has been very helpful in controlling the anxiety and depression I have from the trauma I suffered as a child. My head isnt ruminating all these icky thoughts about myself like it usually does. I do not think about things in circles over and over again. It is helping me alot but I am waking up every hour after I fall alseep. I am gonna play with what time I take it and see if that helps. It is nice tho to have a break from the negative tapes tho,, they still play in my head just not very often.