I was on cymbalta 30-90 mg for over a year and it didn't help with my depression, anxiety, or fibro pain. I have a psychiatrist but could not get an appt to see her and was desperate for help. My primary doctor weaned me off the cymbalta- had me taking it every other day for two weeks- he said he wasn't specialized in this, but I was willing to try anything. I have been taking effexor 75 mg twice a day for about a month. It was just increased to 100 mg twice a day. I had a lot of nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, and stomach pain for the first few weeks... I was also on an antibiotic for inflammation at the time so thought maybe it was from that. But after ending the antibiotic I am still having horrible stomach pain like gastritis, and a fuzzy feeling that comes and goes throughout the day. Oh and my heart has been racing. The last two days I have been feeling crazy, like in panic mode, and feel like I'm going to freak the F*** out. I am totally afraid because I feel like killing myself and I know its all due to this anguish. I have borderline personality disorder, and get so sad and angry that I can't function, and there have been many times when I've made impulsive bad decisions. I haven't felt this impulsive for a while, but I feel like killing myself (and I really have no real desire to do that) but I feel like I am going nuts. I take klonopin but its not helping calm my nerves at all. I am also on my period so I don't know if this is partially hormonal. I have premenstrual dysphoric disorder as well. I know my primary doc isn't a specialist when it comes to pysch stuff and I don't know when I'll be able to get in to see my psychiatrist. Anyone... I don't know if this is temporary and will get better or if I seriously need to wean off this effexor... if so, can someone please suggest to me how to do it- I'd ask my doc but like I said he's not a specialist in this. I know stopping is effexor is a difficult thing to go through, but I don't know if maybe I need to because the effexor is making me worse... any suggestion would be appreciated...