It is important to remember that there are side effects to any
medication not just antidepressants. If your physician puts you on an antidepressant he does not do it lightly. There is a certain criteria that has to be followed according to the DSM IV even if he is just a general practitioner. I suggest before you go off the medication you call your physician and notify him of how you are feeling if indeed you are feeling bad or
are reacting to something you have read on the internet........? When starting a new medication it is important to stay positive and Effexor will may you feel jittery and nervous feeling at first....