The first SSRI my doctor prescribed for me was Paxil. I didn't last on that one very long. All I wanted to do was sleep and I had absolutely no desire or motivation to do anything. I was then prescribed Effexor as a second option. I was on Effexor for around four years or so and about a year and a half ago I decided to quit them. Looking back, I would have to say they weren't worth my time and I prefer being off them to being on them. All they really did was make me numb to everything around me, I didn't feel any lows, so I guess they did their job in that sense, but I also didn't feel any highs. Not worth it in my opinion. I agree with the teeth grinding, that was definitely not a plus.
Other than that my experience with SSRI's has been pretty limited, seeing as I've only ever been on two different kinds in my life. It's become pretty clear to me that these types of meds aren't for me though and I've pretty much given up on western medicine.
We have a 10-80 out here, a truck on fire, we have a man on the lift. We are unable to find the switch to turn the lift off, can't stop the dancing chicken. Send an electrician, we're standing by.