... the new drug Brintellix 10mg. It was a long horrible battle to endure the Effexor withdrawal and the adjustment to the new drug... but that's another story. The Brintellix seems to be working, I've been on it for about 3 weeks and am no longer crying all the time. I still don't want to go to work, but I don't feel as though I'm going to my death when I do. I still sleep too much and don't want to get out of bed. My doc says to give it at least a month for it to reach it's full potential. My question is about chronic pain. I've begun to have so much joint pain that I can barely make it through the day. This has a lot to do with my not wanting to get out of bed. I'm sure I didn't have this pain before the switch to B. Could it be causing this pain, or could the Effexor have been treating the pain and I not have realized it until I stopped the E? I don''t know what to do, my doc just blows me off and tells me to give the Brintellix more time. Anyone have any suggestions or would like to weigh in on this situation... please, I need some input!