Hello, I’m glad to find these message boards, I feel so alone. A little about me: I’m 45 and have dealt with depression since I was a teen. My anxiety started after the birth of my first child 25 years ago and got worse after each pregnancy. It was kept pretty under control up until 6 months ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, that definitely agitated it but even then I seemed to do well. I completed chemo and have an excellent diagnosis but the last month my depression and anxiety have reared their ugly head and it’s gotten almost unbearable. I’m on 150 mg of Effexor and my doctor prescribed Ativan for when the anxiety gets out of control. I just tried Wellbutrin added to the Effexor, it helped my depression so much but agitated my anxiety to the point of hyperventilating from panic attacks. So she is taking me off that. She gave me trazodone to help me sleep and she said it should not cause anxiety and should help with the depression but I need to give it time. She really thinks I need to give it a chance, she doesn’t want to keep putting me on meds without some time in between. I’m seeing a new therapist in two weeks. Sorry this is so long, hard to explain it all.