Hi, I'm so glad I found this board. I have been suffering for over 3 years and finally got a dianosis of FM/CFS. One doctor wants me to take Effexor, but I am very afraid of using anti-depressants. I really donn't feel that I am clinically depressed, but I am situationally depressed from the pain and fatigue of this illness. I am having a very, very bad flare at the present time and can hardly take the pain. Thanks for any info on this drug.