Hi I suffer from anxiety/panic attacks and I have social anxiety and slight depression. I started taking Xanax for awhile but it wasnt helping much so my docor switched me to Effexor XR. I had a bad experience with it so I stopped taking it. Currently I'm on Nortriptyline (Pamelor) 10 mg and I take a Xanax when I need it. So far so good. But Ive heard that many people gain weight on this drug. If I start gaining weight I think I would want to change to another drug. What would you suggest for me to take if this occurs? I am against any SSRIs like Paxil. Is there anything very similar to Notriptyline but doesnt make you gain weight? I'm also interested in hearing from people who are on Nortriptyline and if and how they are managing not to gain weight. Please dont tell me any horror stories about this drug because I dont want to get any crazy ideas in my head. Thanks so much for any information you guys can give me!