I am 24-years-old and have taken Effexor XR 225mg for about 2 1/2 years and I desperately want to stop taking it. I hate feeling like I am so dependent on this drug. If I am even a few hours late on taking my daily dose I begin to feel dizzy (almost like a drunk feeling), nauseated, etc. I am so nervous and scared of these withdrawal symptoms I have heard of and have read about. Any suggestions please!!!