Hello I'm new. Not sure how to just post anything so I clicked reply button. I have stopped taking Venlafaxine since Thursday. I went from 2 pills daily to 1 a day to 1 every other day for about a week each drop but today has been the worst feeling. All symptoms people mentioned mostly. Brain zaps are seriously messed up and these feelings never felt before. I went from a couple anti depressants to this one and really didn't seem to help any and actually felt worse and worse. I have only been on this last one for a few months. I will not be taking crap like this again. I can't believe so many people are taking this although it might be affecting others differently but I'm not going to just be a guinea pig for pharmaceuticals anymore.