Why I quit taking antidepressants after 12 years — and went back to them

Imagine me floating lazily on a canal boat in Amsterdam with my teenage children on a beautiful summer day, on our way to the Van Gogh Museum. We drove through Vondelpark in the sun and later went to see a Banksy exhibition. A perfect day. Except I was throbbing with fear and trying to hide it from my kids.

worse than fear – real fear, waves of it crashing over me like an electric current. There was no external reason – I am not an anxious person and had no existential fear before. But I had to take a deep breath just to keep myself from actually freaking out. Maybe it was menopause – I’d recently had surgery to remove my ovaries after a cancer scare that turned out to be a false alarm. Wasn’t anxiety a symptom of menopause?

https://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/why-i-stopped-using-antidepressants-after-12-years-and-went-back-on-them-again-42326990.html Why I quit taking antidepressants after 12 years — and went back to them

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