I am so happy! I have been taking Effexor for about 13 years, for anxiety. I got to where I wasn't having problems with anxiety anymore and I really wanted to get off of it. So over the past year I have just slowly gotten off of it. First I quit taking my morning dose and basically felt no difference at all. Then I started cutting my night dose in half and did fine. Finally I talked to the psychiatrist about getting off of it and she said just to take the half dose for another month and then I could quit. I have done really well. I can now feel emotions again. For the longest time I haven't felt any emotions even when I wanted to. I didn't like that feeling. Now, to be able to cry a little sometimes is a relief!