I just wanted to tell someone, thats all. I had been on 150mg for about 3 years and I went against the advice of my doctor and weened myself off it by taking the capsules apart and removing one extra pellet each day. It took a long time to ween off it and I still had withdrawal symptoms, but its been over 4 weeks now and I feel happier than I can remember in recent memory. Whats next for me? I dunno. Theres no doubt I feel a bit unstable without my drugs, im more prone to bouts of anger now, but I can control it if I just use some natural relaxation skills, eat well and exercise. I feel the drugs only gave my brain the time it needed to get shit in order again. But overall, I can conclude that the time I was on drugs was nothing short of a living hell, but I still think it has helped me and I have come out of this a better person. Who here has come off effexor? Am I going to have any more withdrawal symptoms in the weeks to come? BTW, the headaches and shockwaves throughout my body have dissappeared, though for about 2 weeks my life sucked like you cannot believe.