Okay, I decided to stop taking my effexor for several reasons. I was on 225mg and abruptly went down to only 75mg about 4 days ago. It hasn't been bad, but today I had some vertigo and ringing in the ears. I'm assuming these are due to withdraw. It isn't so bad, nothing I can't handle, but was wondering if this is just the tip of the iceberg or as long as I keep stepping down in dosage it won't get much worse. Also, because of my situation at the moment, I don't have access to my shrink or therapist for about two months, which doesn't help much. Any advice on how to sooth the withdraw symptoms?