I have been taking Effexor Xr 75 mg for 9 months for post menopausal hot flashes. After concerns that it might be causing mood swings, I guit taking it about a week ago. I am now having crying jags where I cry over everything, from my niece leaving to college to a sad part in the book I am readying or a song on the radio. Does it sound like this is related? Should I push through this withdrawal or start taking them again?