In January 2013 I started a discussion which got a lot of replies. This was concerning me starting to withdraw from Effexor. I want to update. It took me 10 months to withdraw and it is now 16 months since I stopped. I have my ups and downs, but on the whole am managing without anti depressants. I had 20 years of different medications. My doctor wanted to see if I could manage without anti depressants.

I take a lot of supplements, which I believe help. Had a little set back a few days ago when I could not cope with a situation, but I am sure it was just a blip.

Yes get anxious, and have ups and downs, but I am pleased that I am managing without any drugs. After 20 years I never expected I could live without anti depressants.

I would like to hear other success stories.