I took effexor for many years. No side effects other than it is hard to go off of. I take pristiq now, only because I can take one pill as apposed to five capsules. I thought it was a good med. And even better when I started abilify as a mood stabilizer. It makes the anti depressants work better.
Good luck if you start effexor. I hope that it works for you. Make sure to let us know.
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