When I first started seeing my doctor, he put me I was on Paxil CR and it seemed to work fairly well, but I didnt' think I had hit a good place. Had been on that for about one year. 20 mg. tops. He put me on Effexor XR when I started seeing him. No reason, really for taking off of Paxil CR. He also placed me on Lorezpam 1mg. 2 daily. The Effexor was 150mg., it has been increased. by 24mg. It has been about a week and I feel edgy. The Lorezapam is not working as it did originally. I had asked him to place me on another med. for anxiety, and he has stated I have a tolerance for this now. However, the tolerance is not helping my nerves. I am trying to find a job, my mom passed away 2 months ago, and the I have gained 25 lbs on the Effexor. I need another Anti, besides Zoloft, I cannot tolerate that at all. and I also need something longer lasting for anxiety. How do I approach him, What do you think and suggest?