Hi there and Welcome to HealingWell!
I am glad that you have found us and hope that you find all the support and advice that you need. There are hundreds of people here who have different experiences with different meds and different situations. I have never taken Effexor myself but I have heard people talk of it on here with a mixed view (Different meds affect different people in different ways... so this might be something to bear in mind). You could try having a look at the resource centre for HealingWell (http://www.healingwell.com/pages/Depression/) as well as looking for private responses here on the forum.
I hope this is of some help and good luck!
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