Thanks for the warm welcome! I am hoping all will be fine. I have been off Effexor for about 3.5 months, and I still am having a bit of withdrawal. I was on 75mg a day, very low dose, but I did gain quite a bit of weight, had the sweats as well, and bad stomach problems. If you are thinking of discontinuing, the only thing I can say is make sure you do it VERY slowly, the withdrawal process for me was horrible, and my doctor came up with a very slow weaning process which made it easier. If you have any questions about Effexor feel free to email me! Thanks again - the people here seem really nice. It's a very calming thing to come on here and see people who suffer from the same problems as me.