Hello, I'm on Effexor for anxiety and depression. My doctor told me that tinnitus is not listed as a side effect of Effexor. Doing my own search, it appears tinnitus is a side effect although not common. I've experienced a rise in tinnitus using both Zoloft and Effexor as the dosage increases. I know they are very similar in composition. I don't feel I have a choice about whether to be on an antidepressant right now. I need to be. I just want to know if the increase in tinnitus I'm experiencing on Effexor will go back down when I do come off the drug? Thank you.