well guys, i appeciate all your well meant and helpful input. Effexor worked very well and quickly for me during a deep bout of suicidal depression a couple of years ago. I had no complaints with it other than it totally dudded my sexual ability to have a decent orgasm. Now, I agree with another physician on a diff thread who asked if you would rather suffer from sexual malfunction or depression.
The thing I found with Wellbutrin is I can have both the advantage of a/d AND have a decent blow off too. Being a typical oversexed gay man, a proper orgasm is rather important to me.
Sylas, I hear you brother, call or IM me...I agree with my md that my depression is wired in the womb and hereditary to the males in my family. It is also somewhat situational and can be triggered by negative events. In any event, I'll be popping a pill a day until they plant my sorry ass.
I have about another 6 weeks of slow weaning and I am finding it is generally the last day that is the worst and really drops me to my knees and makes me say puleese...
If any of you are considering effexor, talk with your doc and pharmacist and find out all the added bonuses it carries............good mental health to all you guys....to subquote Frazier Crane.......................Keith