I'll tell you, I didnt realize how bad the sides were from the Effexor XR
until I switched. High BP, sexual sides, and
panic attacks just to name a few. But then again, I have a friend who is taking Effexor and has very little sides and is fine. I guess its a trial and error thing for some people...some respond better then others. I just wish I would have known about Lexapro 2 years ago!