Welcome to healing well. I think that you have come to a good place and I want you to know that we are here to support you.
I take 375mg of effexor every day and it works good for me. Maybe you weren't taking enough. I also take a mood stabilizer called abilify. It helps a lot too.
I do think that the DBT that Frances mentioned would help you also. You might need to learn how to socialize with people. And you will be able to. So talk to your councelor or doctor about getting into some type of therapy. It really does help.
Take care Jo
Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies