I've been on meds for years for anxiety and depression. A few months ago I wanted to go off the meds and I did gradually. Now I am back on them and my depression is worse than ever. I don't want to get out of bed in the a.m. I just want to sleep this horrible feeling away. My doctor just added small dosage of lithium and it's only been a few days. I dread going to bed at night because I know I have to face a new day. I'm alone most of the time which makes it worse. Just a week ago I thought I was feeling better....I had a 4th of July party, went out to nice restaurant with my fiance, went shopping the last Saturday it just hit me with a bang. Hadn't changed a thing until a few days ago by adding lithium. Why would this happen?