I took Effexor XR 225 mg. for over 5 years & in July (with my Psychiatrist's supervision) tapered down & went off. I had horrible withdrawal symptoms-nausea, headaches, chills/sweats, dizziness, brain zaps, etc...The swelling you experienced could be an allergic reaction...please call your doc immediately.
DX: Clinical Depression 12/95
Bi-Polar Disorder 10/03
RX: Stopped Antidepressants 08/06
Metformin ER (Fertility)