Oh, my goodness. The generic form of Effexor, Venlafaxine, is the main drug most of us have fought long and hard for many months and sometimes years to be weaned from using for various health concerns and suspicions that it has stopped working. If you do decide to go on it, do so with caution as the withdrawals from missing just a single dose yields very uncomfortable symptoms within a few hours of missing it….nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, headaches, and light sensitivity, to name the worst. The daily micro weaning off from even a small therapeutic dose such as 37.5 mg can take weeks to do if you don’t want to gamble on having awful and sometimes catastrophic withdrawal symptoms. Take caution, my friend. Please take the time to read the invaluable information about using Venlafaxine found in this forum. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Good luck in managing your anxiety and depression symptoms.