... things. I feel this is the worse medication that can be given to anyone for this. This Med is horrible, I've gained 30lbs in less than 2yrs, I have no feelings just kinda numb to everything. I've been trying to wean myself off of this for the last 3 mos and have had headaches,dizziness, ear pain, blurry vision, disoriented,nuasea,heart paplatations ,easily agitated, and 2 days of extreme high blood pressure in which I have never had before. I opened the capsules and took out the little beads a few at a time over a period of 3 mos. Yesterday was my first day with no Effexor at all and I can hardly get off the couch. Ears hurt, everything is so loud and bright, extreme headache,nausea, dizzy and stomach pain. I pray this will subside in the next few days. Please keep me in your prayers. No one should be given this medication at all. Any one know how long these symptoms will continue?