I don't believe that we have met, so I would like to say welcome to the forum.
Give your effexor a good four to six weeks to reach it's full potential. It takes a while but is a good antidepressant, so it is worth the wait.
How much vicodin do you take? I take 10mg norcos and I take 2 three times a day. Vicodin is a good pain killer but it is at the lower end of the scale so you might need more or stronger mg. Norco is the same medication as vicodin, but stronger.
I take medication for fatigue also. I take adderall which really helps. You may want to talk to your doctor about that, though the vicodin might give you some energy. Remember to take as prescribed and don't get behind, as it is harder to fight the pain that way. You need to stay on top of it. Prevention is the best cure.
Have you been told about the "fibro101" thread? It is the first thread on the forum. I think that you will find it very interesting. It has a ton of information in it and I think that you will enjoy reading it.
Keep posting and letting us know how you are doing. We are all here for you. I do hope that you feel better soon.
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies