I've stopped taking Effexor (with my doctor's knowledge) and am going through terrible withdrawl symptoms. I am experiencing dizziness, severe nausea, fatigue, nervousness, trouble sleeping just to name a few. I've tapered down from 150 mg to 75mg to 37.5 to eventually nothing. Today is DAY 7 of being Effexor-free. ***I had a slight panic attack last night that lasted for 5 minutes or so but I was so nervous and uneasy the entire night***. Probably because I am so terrified that my anxiety will come back!!! My question or I should say my main concern is "WILL THESE SYMPTOMS GO AWAY?" ALSO, was my so-called panic attack last night an actual panic attack or could it have been more of the "withdrawl" stuff? My anxiety attacks usually make me have naseau, hot flashes, nervousness ? (Just plain old fear) I am so afraid that the anxiety will return.....I've never suffered from anxiety and depression until last year when I experienced a breakdown after loosing both my parents within 3 months of one another. I've never been on any type of medication for depression/anxiety before Effexor. *****Can anyone who has come off of Effexor give me some advice or positive feedback. I would really appreciate it so I know I am not going crazy. I need something to make me stay positive**** Thank you.