I started taking my SSRI (Lexapro) about 2.5 years ago after strong insistence from a psychiatrist at my college. As I have now graduated, I can no longer afford to see a psychiatrist regularly. I am prescribed 10 mg, and I just started tapering down to 5mg two days ago. I'm already having severe depression, mood swings, and "brain zaps". I've even been experiencing suicidal thoughts. I knew this would not be a fun process, but unfortunately, it's not something I can afford to see a doctor for. Looking over other's posts, I'm not getting a lot of encouragement/advice for people like me who do not have a doctor, and I'm terrified of what's to come.

Please help!!