Well, I've had a full week on 37.5mg of Effexor and I've experienced no major adverse side effects. I have had some mild headaches, but it's hard to tell if they're my normal headaches or due to the meds. I have had some mild nausea when my stomach gets empty, and also a little taste of insomnia the last two nights, though. I'm hopeful it won't last. Because today started the 75mg pills.
Other than that, I have nothing to report. No real positive effects yet, but I understand it can take 4-6 weeks to really feel a difference.
I got an appointment with a Rheumatologist, but they can't get me in until July(!) which is ridiculous, so it will be a long time before we find out if I have an autoimmune disorder/disease/issue, I guess. Which is annoying. There doesn't seem to be much I can do about that, though.
So the first week is past and life is about the same as it has been.