You absolutely can't go off this stuff cold turkey - you're already feeling the nasty effects. You have to remember that this drug is in every cell in your brain. It is as painful, some say more, then getting off heroine. I did a rapid wean off Cymbalta, which is like Effexor, and I did it in 6 weeks, because they needed to get me on a drug for Bipolar instead. I had to take anti-nauseants and ativan to get through it. I was splitting the smallest capsules into grains, my last dose I counted 20 grains. For me, Cymbalta was triggering my Bipolar. Some folks switch to another med when they get to a low dose, but regardless of how you wean off, it's really important that you have your doctor following your progress, you don't have to do this alone. There are other meds on the market which don't have the drastic side effects, but I do have to say, the med doesn't make you gain weight, it's the craving for food. The drug I'm on now, has that risk, but I've actually lost appetite. Many folks with depression emotionally eat, and if you have been, it means the med isn't the right one for you as it's not working well.
See your doctor and have a chat with him/her and see if they can help.
you hang in there im on my 6th day off zoloft and i felt like u im feeling 80percent better im going onto lovan in 2 days by doc request i was using magnesuim from the health food shop it helped the foggy feeling aches and anxity but ask the health shop first cause it might not suit u or react, panadol sleep when u can