I weaned myself off Effexor back in March. Now I've developed anxiety, along with shortness of breath which is driving me crazy and causes even more anxiety. My doctor told me to go back on the Effexor, and I really don't want to do that, so I started on SJW. I took SJW years ago for postpartum depression and it really turned me around so I felt sure it would help this time. I've also been taking a B complex, cod liver oil or krill oil, vitamin D, lemon balm capsules, and Intramax. Over the last couple of days, it seemed things were slowly improving. Two nights ago in particular. I slept through the night, no anxiety, perky in the morning, thrilled that I was over the "hump." Yesterday afternoon things started falling apart. Breathing anxiety returned, fatigue, body vibrating and it took a couple of hours to get to sleep. For the first ten days of SJW, I was using the Sundown brand, then switched to New Chapter. I wonder if that has anything to do with it. I consider myself as having mild/moderate depression, but I'm getting more and more tempted to go back on the Effexor. I'm not sure how much more of this I can take. The fatigue I can deal with and the anxiety I can suffer through, but the breathing anxiety is horrid. Please be gentle with your responses. It not been taking much to freak me out.