Anyone with any insight would be my saving grace right now…..you see I have been inquiring with my family doctor over the last little bit on how to get off of effexor 150mg and he would rather I see a psychiatrist to make any changes like that. Well I was in between appts and didn't realize until it was too late that I didn't have enough to get through the weekend and my doctors office was closed so no chance of any refills until Monday. So I unwillingly put myself into discontinuation symptoms including brain zaps, light headedness, overall foggy feeling (kept saying to husband that I feel stupid for not being able to say what I'm thinking), I had VERY VERY intense dreams some being scary some where I felt like I couldn't stay out of it where I'd wake up and when I go back to bed I'm right back in the dream….and then after 3 days of nothing the dreams subsided a bit I actually dreamt all night on day 4 of floating on a raft in an indoor pool so I mean they were vivid but not all scary. I made it to 4 whole days with nothing and the more bothersome symptoms were back ….quick to get mad, lightheadedness that's unbearable, crying spells and nauseous all day. I had my husband call in my prescription today and I was too scared to take a whole 150mg capsule extended release because I haven't taken anything for 120 hours 5 days that I opened it up and counted 31 beads which works out to a third of 37.5mg. Now im no doctor but I wasn't sure what else to do I didn't want to shock myself by taking the whole 150mg because my end goal is to be free of this drug. I guess I was hoping that even the slightest bit of it in my system would help with the side effects I was dealing with or did I just screw up my whole progress by taking that little bit. I'll be sure to update how it's going but for now I'm just waiting it out wish me luck!!