Hi. I was prescribed Effexor for hot flashes and mold depression due to menepause and masectomy.

I am on 75 mg (have been for about 6 weeks now) and been on 2 months total.

I want to get off due to some unpleasant side effects. I have a SIL who is a psych and she agrees this is not working for me.

Question . Since I haven't been on for as long as most, will I still get the unpleasant side effects of weaning off? And I really don't want to swap one out for the other so I am not sure how to do this. I have heard effexor is the worst drug ever to wean off of. I wish my dr had told me that. I never would have gotten on. Please help. I am really scared about doing this with all the horror stories I've been reading.