That is taking 3-150mg each am. I took 2-150mg for 22 days and that was the hardest period. Sweats at nite, headache, crying spells and so sad, then I went to 1-150mg for another 22days and felt so much better. Still have occasional nite sweats, bruising but no crying spells or depressive thoughts. By the time I see my Psychiatrist I will have been off of Effexor totally for 7 days. I'm 57years old & only 90lbs. I want to know what other anti-depressant/anti-anxiety drug did you try if you still needed something? Or where you able to not take any drug & just had a PRN drug you could use?