Just a quick note to say hi! Hi Cindy. I have been on effexor XR 150 mg for what I believe is now 8 years, could possibly be 9. I have tried once to wean myself off and ended up not only going back to Effexor but added lexapro as well. So as I'm getting older I have the same very serious concern of pregnancy. I also want to have kids one day and both drugs I'm currently on are not good for babies. So I'm wanting to know if you have been successful with this? I hate being dependent on a prescription.