... from PTSD. I've been issued this med by a family Dr. that no longer resides in my city. having to fish for another Dr. has really been a pain! Knowing nothing of Effexor XR my new Dr. had me stop cold turkey, BIG mistake ! I've never felt pain like this before! Instead of suggesting I slowly lower my mg. I've just gone up & up & up! I'm now at 300mg + or - 35mg. If I miss a dossage I'm DEAD meat! the ZAPPS are killing me! " What kind of dammage am I doing to myself??? "