I been on Effexor for 2 and a half month. Week 2 on the higher dose 112.5mg. I also take Xanax. I had Dp/dr for almost 9 months. Because of TIME I am able to ignore the crap out of it and I function well but I’m still bat shit crazy. I thought this medicine was going to be my “cure” and it’s not. It helps with the anxiety but I still have this hell so what the hell to do now? Just keep taking it and see if it eventually helps or try something new?!? By the way, yesterday was my birthday and I had a damn good time with Dp/dr and all.