As my title said, new to this site but not to depression and anxiety. I have just entered my third episode of depression and anxiety in 7 yrs. Mine is always triggered by major stress events in my life. This most recent was finding out that my father may have skin cancer. Just recently moved to the city I live in so of course have a new doc. Basically went in and told him I have been down this road before and the last time the doc prescribed me paxil and lorazapam. I was on 40 mg's of the paxil for 10 months. This time, he decides to put me on Effexor and agrees to give me the lorazapam. I am on day 3 of meds and of course still not feeling it yet. The worst side effect is the massive headaches. Anxiety levels not decreasing at all. I am on a leave from work but am due to go back on Sunday. (dont think that is going to happen). Went to call the doc this morning and found out he is closed until 1pm on Monday. I'll be darned if I am going to sit in an emergency room for 4 hours.
Anyways. Hoping to meet some new people here and provide any insite I have into the whole experience to help others get through it.
Any thoughts or experiences on Effexor would be appreciated.