holy fuck what a ride. Went to the doc a couple years back because I think I was having a hard time coming to terms with the fact my wife is a bitch and having a toddler can be a pain in the ass and all sorts of other first-world problems. They put me on Effexor XR, 75mg a day. That shit just made life seem so blah. The ups were blah. The downs didn't hurt. I felt nothing. Gained nearly 30 pounds and had an insatiable appetite for alcohol. I could drink like a BOSS! But take that pill a few hours late and your entire day was shot. Decided I had to do something. With my doc's permission and help, weaned to 37.5 for two weeks then off it. Been at zero for over two weeks now and I feel awesome. Alcohol cravings are gone. I am feeling life again. Had some nasty headaches the first few days, but overall not too bad. Brain zaps one day... Those sucked. I wanted to share with my e-friends as well as not jack the ambien thread. I thank myself for my call.