I have never felt better after 8 yrs of up and down mania to suicial low. Six months ago my psychiatrist increased me from 75 mg to150mg Effexor. Except I have noticed severe hair loss and my friend who has only been taking Effexor for six weeks complained of the same thing. When I was taking 75mg this loss of hair did not occur. So I want to ask the Doctor to reduce my dosage. I am petrified of going low but certainly cannot handle losing my hair. Anyone else reduce their dosage with a successful outcome.