Thank you all for the input. I appreciate it very much. I know that different meds affect people in various ways, and I am just glad that I got lucky on my first try ;>) I did read a lot of negative things about Effexor initially, and I am sure that other meds also have bad press, but as I am on Effexor, thats the one I focused on.
I hope everyone has an awesome Christmas, Kwanzza , Channukah or whatever celebration fits for this time of year.
Take Care all and thanks again for the input