My doctor may want to put me on Effexor for migraines (just had MRIs done to rule out something more than migraines first). I took it once before; I also took Lexapro - one of them was nightmarish for me but I can not recall which one. As I recall, the one that wasn't horrible seemed more similar to Paxil in the way it made me feel. I hope that helps. I am not battling depression now, I am not even having headache pain. I am experiencing dizziness, disequilibrium and vertigo.
Thank you.