I recently came off Pristiq due to it losing its efficacy after 6 years. The withdrawals were tough but I managed to “feel” again and wanted to try life without being numbed. I had the 6 week “honeymoon” period where things were fairly good but now the Pristiq is fully out of my system and the depression/anxiety has reached unbearable levels and the internal torment is too much to bear. I am not sure I can take this anymore and I don’t know what to do. I was going to transition on to Sertraline but after a few days I could feel the emotions leaving me. I am in my head and it’s like this thick darkness is suffocating me and the overwhelming feelings of dread are unrelenting. I need to escape this but I don’t want to follow that final solution. Please help!