I took Effexor for several months a few years ago. It didn't really help me that much, and when I tried to go off it, it was very hard. I'm glad I didn't take it for any longer than I did. I had migraines if I even missed a dose by a few hours, and when I stopped taking it all together I kept feeling like my brain was getting zapped once a minute or so (not painful, but like a weird jolt). I was dizzy and tired and nauseous and all that fun stuff. The doctor never said anything about
it, but I found out when I googled it and saw everyone else had the same problems.
You should ask about
Cymbalta. I've heard a lot of good things about
it. I hope they find something your insurance will pay for that helps you!