I started taking Effexor as an antidepressant two months ago, since then I've lost 15+ pounds and I black out when I drink 1/8 of what I usually drink. The medication has not done anything for me so I plan on getting off of it soon, I was wondering if I could immediately start drinking like I used to right after I get off or if I should ease into it? I know antidepressants can stay in your system for awhile.