Re: best way to come off effexor
good post jonesyclan1. I have done the same as you recently, reduced to 75mg then I just opened the capsule and took a few of the grains for a week. I have taken nothing for 4 weeks now and, like you, have the brain zaps, light headedness, am tearful and mildly depressed, also have extreme diarrhoea (always had chronic constipation). BUT I also feel alive, the mental numbness has disappeared and I have regained my libido. Not bad eh! Notwithstanding, I owe so much to efexor, my depression could have had a fatal ending. The last 6 years have been a confinement but now I feel like a butterfly.
Good luck to all of you who are trying to quit efexor, I am sure that when the time is right for you, you will beat it.