I was taking effexor for about 4 months due to having a anxiaty attack one day.
One day I just felt like I was ready to get off of them.
I started by slowly bringing down my dosage. Did that for 2 weeks. The 3rd week I stopped taking them all together.
The worst sympton I felt was the dizzy feeling, I think they call it vertigo. That lasted for up to 2 weeks after stopping the medication.
I am proud to say I am now completly effexer free, with no side affects any longer. It can be done. Just go slow !