I had an appt as a follow-up to my ER visit. It took an hr to get in even though I made the appt almost a month ago. Same Old B.S. Dr was very grim about my blood results...wants to test me for lupus factors and so forth, even though I dont have any of the hallmark symptoms. He mentioned I was depressed more than usual. Of course I am. He said you need Effexor, he wrote an Rx and also gave me Valium, which was shocking too me. Most dr.s dont use it anymore--though it's very good for muscle cramps and relaxation. I am already am on Klonopin, so I thought, what the hell. I am aware of the side effects of Effexor and have been on it before. So, I took them with a sip of coffee. Will get the blood work done tommorow, which all my friends think is futile. He is a D.O. which can be good and bad. In this case it was bad. At least he tries.