I had my yearly physical today. The Dr.went over my bloodwork and told me my cholesterol was too high. I pointed out to her that I had read some info on Effexor and a correlation with it's use and high cholesterol. She was adament that this was just not true. I asked her to look it up in her drug reference guide. Well, she did. She was reading it and said "no, there's nothing about that here." Then, she got a funny look on her face and said "oh, you're right." It stated that the long term use of Effexor has been associated with increased cholesterol levels.She prescribes a ton of Effexor and had no idea this was a risk. I am continuously having to tell my Dr. about things related to medicines she's prescribed for me. More than once she's been incorrect.I know I should seek out a different physician, but she is the one who handles all of my disability paperwork. I'm afraid if I switch Dr.'s before my next review, I might mess up my case. Most of us already know by now that we have to be our own physicians, so to speak, because some of them know diddly about our condition and the meds they give us. Isn't this a sad state of affairs?