I was diagnosed with depression about 7 years ago. I had to try a ton of differnt depression medications before we finally found one that helped me. Finally we found Effexor XR.
It works so much better than any of the others I tried. But it is also much more expensive. At around $130 per months supply, I could never afford this medication without insurance. With my insurance I actually pay about $15 per month.
I have not ever noticed any side effects to this medication and it actually works for me. I wish one of the cheaper brands would work for me because each year when I have to meet my deductible and have to pay full price for this, it is very hard.
If you suffer from depression and have yet to find a medication that helps, ask your doctor about Effexor XR. it worked for me when nothing else would.